For many people with back pain, not knowing the cause of their condition is as frustrating as the pain itself.
If you can relate to this, here are three questions that our London chiropractor suggests you ask yourself?
Do you exercise?
If you are inactive, your back and abdominal muscles may be weak. This can very often lead to muscle strain and lower back pain.
Is your job to blame?
If your job requires you to lift heavy objects or bend and twist your spine in awkward ways, it may be contributing or even causing your back pain. On the other end of the scale, if you sit for long periods of time or if you have poor posture, your back will almost certainly pay the price.
Do you smoke?
This may come as a surprise but cigarette smoking can directly cause back pain. Smoking can hinder your body’s ability to deliver crucial nutrients to your spine.
Remember that identifying the true cause of your back pain is the first step towards recovery.