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  • Writer's picturePaul Villanueva

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Back Pain

This goes without saying, you should never ignore any type of pain in your body. However, we tend to live busy lives and a trip to the chiropractor might be on your to-do list. You don’t have to keep living with pain in your body, and the most common pain is back pain. Here are some top reasons why you should never ignore back pain.

Back Pain Is Treatable

This has to be on the top list of why you shouldn’t ignore back pain; because it’s treatable! Many people go on living their lives with unnecessary back pain when it can be treated at home, at the chiropractor, or both. What happens when you ignore back pain is it tends to worse. This results in longer treatments once you decide to start doing something about it.

The first step is trying to figure out the cause of your back pain. This can range from a wide number of things such as: sleep position, slouching, lifting something heavy, or even stress. Once the source of the problem has been discovered then it becomes a lot easier to deal with the issue. Also, a Chiropractic Alignment can help you start your road to recovery.

A Sign Of Something More Serious

If your back pain isn’t associated with a recent injury or improper posture, it can be a sign of something more serious. If you’re experiencing back pain along with other symptoms such as fever, numbness is legs, or changes in your bladder control, it’s time to get checked out. Early detection is the key; determining the source of your pain is the most important part. Your back pain might be contributed to something else that needs immediate attention.

Unknown back pain that is accompanied with other symptoms might need to be treated by a specialist. This is because a lot of our organs can trigger certain back pain in our bodies. One pain to look out for is in the lower left back area. You’ll want to monitor your symptoms and make sure they don’t get worse. Although most pain in this area is usually caused by soft tissue damage; it’s important to figure out the cause of this by visiting a chiropractor.

When To Visit A Chiropractor

Not all back pain requires a visit to the chiropractor, although it is recommended. For example, some pain can subside on its own or can be treated at home. However, if your back pain doesn’t go away after 6 weeks it might be time to schedule an appointment. It’s important to note that some of the worst causes of back pain are the least painful. So, don’t underestimate your back pain early on.

One thing we have noticed is that people tend to minimize their back pain because they only feel it when they do certain activities. So, this gives them a false sense of security that their issue is not a big deal. When in fact, the issue is only going to get worse. So, in order to avoid scenarios like these we encourage you to schedule an appointment and get looked at.


Although most back pain is caused by everyday activities that we do, some can be a sign of something greater. The best thing to do is determine what happened that caused your pain, when it hurts, and are there any other symptoms. If it’s starting to affect your everyday life it might be time to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor. They might recommend for you to do certain exercises and get a Chiropractic Alignment. Just remember, back pain is treatable and you don’t have to live with the pain.

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