Back pain is one of the most common conditions in America. Experts estimate that one-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain each year (1) and that as much as 80% of the American population will experience back pain at some point in their lives (2). A worldwide study performed in 2010 identified low back pain as the single leading cause of disability worldwide (3).
Many factors may cause or contribute to back pain but it is very common in the majority of cases for the primary cause of back pain to be mechanical in nature, typically from less than optimal body mechanics and movements performed repetitively over time. This means that cancer, inflammatory conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and infection are not commonly the cause of back pain but rather the minority.
Common mechanical conditions that can result in low back pain that often occur from or are exacerbated by less than optimal body mechanics over time include:
Other common causes of back pain that are mechanical in nature that may result from trauma or injury like in a car or work accident, during sports or a fall include:
Other conditions that may occur over time as we age and may also be a cause of or contribute to back are:
Our goal at Motus Integrative Health is to help you identify the current cause of your pain as well as why it might have happened in the first place. We then work with you to get rid of your back pain as quickly as possible and teach you how to deal with any issues moving forward that may come up. With appropriate knowledge and tools, we at Motus Integrative Health can give you the power to get rid of your pain and get back to living the healthiest life imaginable!
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