Suddenly have a sore back? Thinking to yourself, “But I didn’t even do anything!”?
Contrary to what many of us think, acute back pain is not always caused by an immediate action. It’s more of “the straw that broke the camel’s back” rather than what you did a few minutes ago, yesterday or even last week.
Occasionally, chronic stress can damage your nervous system and act as the “last straw” that causes the acute pain. Our backs “go out” or we get a “pain in the neck” because of all the stress held in our back and neck.
Let’s think of your back like a debit card. You use your card to pay for a delicious meal and are given the bad news that you do not have enough money in your account to pay the bill.
It is not this current charge that set off alarm bells, it’s the purchases you made before this that have you in this awkward situation. Now, because you did not appropriately manage your account, you are confronted with overdraft fees, embarrassment and the stress of balancing your account.
Your health is just the same! If you do not properly manage it, your body will eventually let you know that you are ignoring something.
To properly maintain and manage your spinal health, see your Conyers chiropractor for regular adjustments, eat healthy foods, sleep at least 8 hours a day and find healthy ways to manage your stress.