Man in pain holding lower back

Why Does My Back Hurt

Why do I have pain radiating from my back causing it to ache? The pain you are feeling is triggered in the nervous system. It can be dull or sharp as well as come and go. Your pain is an indicator that something is wrong or going wrong with your body.


Some people mask their symptoms with pain relievers and do not take care of the root of the problem. Others find that ignoring the warning signals of their back pain only causes their spinal problems to worsen. When they rest all the time – because their back is in pain – they are just prolonging the problem.


Then there are those who have tried a variety of different forms of therapy which only caused stress to the malfunctioning joints. Oftentimes, as a last resort to solve their back pain, surgery may be suggested. But it can be invasive and is usually only considered as a last option.


Back pain can be considered Acute (short term) lasting only from a few days to several weeks, or Chronic (long term) lasting more than three months. A person may experience back pain in any part of his or her back, but the lower back or lumbar spine is the most common location.


Here are Some Causes of Back Pain:

  • Poor Posture
  • Overuse
  • Muscle Imbalances throughout the body
  • Traumatic Injuries (Auto Accidents, Incorrect Bending & Lifting)
  • Upper Back, Neck, & Shoulder Pain (Associated with all day computer work)
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Disk Disease

If you are part of the 8 out of 10 Americans who suffer from back pain, there is good news: Chiropractic treatment has helped millions of people just like you to become pain free and restore their bodies to optimal health.

Chiropractors are spinal health experts. They use their hands to manipulate the spine and joint to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s physical function.


Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re experiencing pain in your back. Ph. 253-833-4800


Published: August, 24th 2014