When experiencing long-term or recurring back, this may be due to arthritis in the facet joints. It can also be caused by the discs of the spine slowly degenerating, which will lessen the weight the spine can handle. Surprisingly, there are some cases where people who are suffering these problems have no back pain at all until it is too late. Even if you have no back pain, if you suspect that something may be wrong with your spine, it’s crucial to be regularly examined by a chiropractor.
However, it is important to note that back pain isn’t always caused by illnesses or diseases in the body. In most cases, back pain is either caused or worsened by certain lifestyle choices that we make. Some of the things we regularly do which add to our back pain include:
- Not exercising enough
- Sitting for several hours at a time
- Having a slouched back
- Weighing too much
- Not dealing with stress properly
Unfortunately, in many of these cases, back pain makes it harder to step away from these bad habits, making it more and more difficult for people to stop. If you are currently free of back pain but regularly do the bad habits listed above, then you may someday find yourself clutching your back in pain.