If you currently live with back pain you understand just how disruptive the condition can be. Instead of being able to wake up in the morning, hop out of bed and get started with your day, you are forced to slowly open your eyes and feel out your back to decide how much of your to-do list you're going to be able to get through. You might be taking an over-the-counter medicine to soften the impact of the pain but the medicine isn't helping to make you aware of the source of your discomfort. Read through the following information so you can find out about a few possible reasons why you might be dealing with back pain.
Good Posture Isn't Just About Appearances
When you were growing up you may remember your parents or other adults reminding you to sit up straight. You may have believed that they were only saying this because you were a chronic sloucher who loved to flop down into a chair and lean forward. However, sitting up straight is about so much more than just the way you look. Some of the back pain that you're experiencing just might be relieved if you started to become more aware of how you are sitting and standing.
You want to put as little pressure on the vertebrae in your back as possible. When you have poor posture, the spine is not perfectly lined up the way that it was designed to be. The vertebrae are in an unnatural position and if this goes on for an extended period of time you could find that you start to feel the results in the form of back pain.
Osteoarthritis Could Be The Culprit
Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage between the bones has started to wear away. To counteract the loss of cushion, the bone begins to produce little spurs in the place of where the cartilage used to be. When the spurs from different bones begin to rub together, it produces a friction that can be extremely unpleasant to deal with. If this is going on with the vertebrae in your back you can just imagine how much the pain can make it tough to get nearly anything accomplished.
You don't have to accept back pain as just a normal part of life. Make it your aim to uncover the root cause of the problem so you can seek out the right form of treatment.
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