Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Back Pain
"Oh my aching back...I don't have time for this...I'll just take a couple of aspirin and it will go away." Well, maybe it will and maybe it won't. Most everyone will experience back pain sometime in their life, and many times it isn't anything serious, but there are times when your symptoms definitely should not be ignored, because your body is telling you that something is definitely wrong.
If you are experiencing back pain, and you've already taken a painkiller, but the pain has returned; this isn't the time to continue taking painkillers and continue to mask the signals your body is sending you that something is wrong.
Pain is the way your body tells you that something is wrong...don't "cover it up" with over the counter pain killers that only mask the symptoms and problem...it's not making the problem go away, it's only momentarily covering it up.
Don't Ignore Your Aching Back!
Your back needs to support you all your life, take the warning signs it sends you seriously:
- The seemingly smallest thing can, over time, start a whole roller coaster of events, such as...Ignoring the pain that occurred as you bent over to tie your shoelaces can be the beginning of a larger problem down the road when you bend over to pick up a pencil and find yourself flat on your back. Spinal issues can begin small, and before you know it, they have turned into a major issue.
- A backache or back pain can be an indicator that your spine is misaligned, which can mean there is compression on a nerve root, which can mean that your nervous system isn't functioning optimally.
- If you are experiencing back pain, it's important to have your spine examined and aligned to protect the messages being sent between your vital organs and brain and to make sure your nervous system is functioning as it should.
- Don't wait for back pain to tell you that your spine might not be healthy...have your spine examined regularly so you know what condition it is actually in.
- You may be having nerve pressure in your back for a while before your back actually starts to ache....regular spinal examinations may catch a problem before pain even begins...pain is very often the last indicator that there are problems.
- Ignored back pain can lead to other problems such as headaches, respiratory problems, neck pain, respiratory problems and cervical arthritis.
- Keeping your spine and nervous system healthy will help you age healthier.
A healthy and well-functioning spine will help you live a greater quality of life, your chiropractor can help you acieve that.