5 Mistakes To Avoid When You Have Back Pain 5 Mistakes To Avoid When You Have Back Pain

Most back pain is mild and quickly dissipates.  A few stretches, a good night sleep, a warm compress, or maybe even a few aspirin are all it takes to get to back to feeling as good as new.  But some back pain is a bit more persistent.  If you suffer from reoccurring or extended back pain, here are five mistakes you should be sure to avoid.

The same old thing – If you suffer from back pain on a regular basis, one of the worst things you can do is nothing.  If activities or environmental conditions are the cause for your back pain, it is important to do what you can to change conditions to help the back pain improve.  At the very least, you could add core strengthening exercises to your daily routine.

Staying still – Many people with back pain try to rest and be as still as possible.  Unfortunately, after the first day or two, this method only serves to weaken the core structures in your back.

Ignoring the pain too long – Many people are afraid of what could be going on.  They don’t want to hear bad news, so they skip the news altogether.  This will not fix the problem or relieve your suffering.  Visiting a chiropractic doctor can at least get you answers as to the cause of your pain.  What you do with that information is up to you.

Relying too heavily on your General Practitioner – General practitioners are not experts when it comes to the spine.  Many can’t tell you with certainty that something is or isn’t a cause for concern.  Consider using a chiropractor instead to get to the root of the problem.

Focusing too much on an MRI – One first step to diagnosing back issues is to get tests like an MRI.  Many people think these tests are the ultimate authority on what is truly going on inside your body.  The truth is, an MRI is only a picture, a glimpse of what is going on.  A spinal doctor, like a Chiropractor is much more qualified to use this MRI as a part of their diagnosing tools.

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