How To Prevent Back Pain From Striking Without Warning!

Why does this happen to so many people? And why does back pain come on so suddenly? Actually, something else is going on. What appears to be a sudden episode is actually a culmination of many minor spinal stresses which were barely noticed – and were building up – until the final action that brought on the really bad pain. You see, you’ve been injuring your spine over time but only now, after much build up, is your body letting you know about it!

What are the warning signs? The body has been trying to tell you that it’s likely time to get evaluated. You just haven’t been listening! This comes in the form of:

  • Muscle tightness or strain… sometimes in your legs and lower back, or abdomen
  • Lower back pain from sitting to standing, or when rolling over on your bed
  • Soreness after a long day at work, in the lower back
  • Needing to put your legs up to feel comfortable
  • Impaired back or shoulder flexibility
  • Neck, mid-back, and low back spinal stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Numbness, coldness or tingling in your extremities
  • Dull, generalized muscle aches
  • Feelings of being restless

What to do when you feel these symptoms: Be pro-active and listen to your body, and you can avoid those sudden instant” back pain episodes. Come in and get evaluated so that we can seek out the root cause of your problem. If you have questions, please contact us, we’re here to help!

Rick Duenas, DC, NASM-CPT