If I had a dime for each patient who said, “Doctor, the back pain just seemed to strike without notice!” I’d be wealthy. When a patient is involved in an auto accident and they experience neck pain, that’s to be expected. What really frustrates people are those all-of-a-sudden instant back pains that seem to come out of nowhere. You bend over to tie your shoelace or pick something up, and WHAM, you can’t move!
Why does this happen to so many people? And why does back pain come on so suddenly? Actually, something else is going on. What appears to be a sudden episode is actually a culmination of many minor spinal stresses which were barely noticed – and were building up – until the final action that brought on the really bad pain. You see, you’ve been injuring your spine over time but only now, after much build up, is your body letting you know about it!
What are the warning signs? The body has been trying to tell you that it’s time to see a chiropractor. You just haven’t been listening! This comes in the form of:
- Muscle tightness or strain… sometimes in your legs and lower back, or abdomen
- Soreness after a long day at work, in the lower back
- Needing to put your legs up to feel comfortable
- Impaired back or shoulder flexibility
- Numbness, coldness or tingling
- Feelings of being restless
What to do when you feel these symptoms: Be pro-active and listen to your body, and you can avoid those sudden instant” back pain episodes. If you or someone you know needs to reduce stress and release tension via chiropractic wellness approaches, please contact us. Chiropractic works. If you have questions, please call us at (309) 692-6800, we’re here to help!