An increasing number of young people are struggling with back pain. Health experts believe that prolonged sitting in the office and sedentary lifestyles are to blame for the prevalence of back pain in young people.
In the US, office workers spend around 15 hours a day sitting down, which can cause long-term health conditions such as chronic back pain, knee pain, stiff muscles, osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and many others.
For too long, we dismissed back pain as a problem the elderly and those with weak bones experience, but our sedentary lifestyles, combined with excessive sitting around, has led to an increase in spinal issues among young people too.
Let’s look at the top causes of back pain among young adults:
Exercising is good for your health, but excessive exercising strains your muscles.
There’s a reason fitness enthusiasts include “rest” days in their weekly workout plans. Days when you take a break from the gym allow your muscles to recover from physical stress.
Excessive exercising, lifting heavy objects, twisting your body into pretzels during a yoga class, etc. can all cause muscle strain.
Muscle strains are the result of your muscles and ligaments being overstretched or experiencing microscopic tears. Luckily, muscle pain can be treated easily with anti-inflammatory medication, hot/cold compresses, and plenty of rest.
A Herniated Disc
A herniated disc means one of the discs that help keep the spine upright has shifted.
Sometimes people have a herniated disc (better known as a slipped disc) without even knowing it; other times a slipped disc is so painful, you’ll struggle to get anything done.
Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a degenerative disease that impacts one or more of the discs in the lower back. Although the condition is usually age-related, it can occur in people as young as 20 years old.
When the disc in the spine begins to break down due to degenerative diseases, it causes severe inflammation and even instability in the spine.
If you’re a young person who’s suffering from a spinal injury or chronic back pain, consider seeing a chiropractor near you.
Arista Wellness Center provides comprehensive chiropractic care in Katy, including back pain management.
Arista Wellness Center takes pride in effectively reducing your pain and helping you get back to normal day to day activities. Please call us at 281-245-0407 for a free consultation and to learn more about our MLS laser therapy treatments.
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