Here’s how to fix your habits so you can beat nagging aches for good.
Ah, low back pain. It’s the condition that unites us all. About 31 million Americans suffer from pain in their lower backs at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association—and 50 to 80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives.We hear all the time the importance of maintaining a healthy weight to prevent pain. But what if you’re a seemingly healthy, active adult and that backache still won’t quit?
Though your low back pain may feel like a sentence you will have to live with for the rest of your life, that’s rarely the case, says Todd Sinett, DC, a chiropractor in New York City and author of Three Weeks to a Better Back. Your pain is likely a symptom for something else going on in your body, he says. Pin down the underlying cause, and you just might knock out that pain for good.
Examine your daily routine to see if one of these eight habits is contributing to your back pain—and read on to learn how you can fix it.
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