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 Most people will suffer one or more episodes of back pain during their lives…

Back Pain & Shoulder Pain

Back pain is very common. Most people will suffer one or more episodes during their lives. In some cases, it starts suddenly and gets better quickly, without the need for any treatment.

However, back pain can be painful, debilitating and persistent, and some people suffer repeated episodes. It can also be associated with other symptoms, such as leg pain or sciatica. It may start following a specific incident, such as bending awkwardly or lifting a heavy weight. Or it can develop gradually, perhaps as a result of poor posture, an uncomfortable work position or repetitive strain.

People experience back related pain for all sorts of reasons. It might be the way they sit or stand, or because their work or lifestyle causes stress and strain on their back.

Worry or stress can cause some tension in the back muscles, or can delay recovery of existing back pain. Sometimes an old injury, or wear and tear over time, might also cause problems.

However, there is often no obvious reason why this kind of pain develops.

Although it can be very painful, back pain rarely has a serious underlying cause. Seeing a qualified health professional, such as a chiropractor, who is experienced in diagnosing conditions of the back and spine, can help treat back pain.

Back pain can be very uncomfortable, this is mainly due to the tissues and structures of the back being very susceptible to pain.

The pain can be felt in one or both sides of the back, sometimes between the shoulder blades or from waist level and into the buttocks and down the front or back of the legs. The pain can be a sharp or dull aching, and can spread into the lower legs and sometimes as far as the feet.

If the pain does not go away after a few days, or starts to get worse, it is worth seeking professional advice. Early diagnosis and treatment will help you get better faster and stop things worsening.

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Headaches can be a symptom of back pain

Take a look at the following video from Tom one of our highly experienced chiropractors from our Rayleigh clinic:

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