Woke up in pain? Just bent down and now your back is in spasm? Slept funny? Been sitting too long? Coughed or sneezed?
These are just some of the things we hear every day but unfortunately, this usually isn’t the cause but just the triggering factor.
Without significant trauma, pain in the back and neck can be an accumulation of stressors (chemical, physical, emotional) on the body over a period of time that contributes to the underlying cause.
Pain, spasm or inflammation usually comes on right at the end of normal function to let you know change is needed but most of the time people miss the subtle signs and symptoms before this or mask them hoping they go away.
Your spine protects and houses the nervous system which relays messages from the brain up and down to the body allowing you to:
- breathe etc
So it is important that the spine is functioning at its best to allow the nerves to pass freely between each vertebra in the spine, keep the discs hydrated to act as shock absorbers and decreased wear and tear on the boney structures.
Make sure you have your spine and nervous system assessed properly by a Chiropractor so you can understand the cause of the problem and learn how to better care for your body!