If you’ve got lower back pain, stiffness or an ache – it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just slept awkwardly?, or that it’s just a spasm? or a bit of stiffness that everyone? your age suffers from…
There’s no obvious reason why it happened – but it doesn’t seem to be getting better! If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain and Sciatica is THE most common problem that we see in our osteopathic clinic in Houston.
And when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know:
Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it’s just going to go away on it’s own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like magic?, it’ll be as if back pain never happened But then six months later you’re still living with back pain – often even worse than it was when it came on.Next section
Another scenario we see all the time in our osteopathic clinic is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and try these painkillers? and see how it goes?.
But this is rarely ever the best advice and often six weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is putting a band aid on the root problem and explains why so many people aged 40+ are suffering with lower back pain.Next section
Why else does back pain last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.
Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something – like lifting or sleeping awkwardly – but most commonly it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting of the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that. If you don’t know what you’re doing – back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as part of life – as if it’s normal, and just the way it is.Next section
If You’re Currently Living With Back Pain
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