Back pain Back ground
This is a guest blog by a collegue Dr. Celeste McLean in Virginia Beach. I met her in an amazing facebook group for Women Chiropractors – if you are a female chiropractor and you aren’t in this group please check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenchiropractors1895/
Celeste kindly offered me anything on her blog to repost. Dad is still in hospital and it has been sometimes a bit hard to juggle everything. Life happens – ask for help. You will be surprised! (though I’m not anymore…). So the following are Dr. McLean’s words. You can find more of her amazing blog here: https://www.virginiabeach.coastalchiro.net/blog
What’s Bringing on Your Back Pain?
Many people with sudden, acute back pain think, “But gosh, I didn’t even do anything!”
What many folks don’t know, or understand, is that it’s not always a case of what you did five minutes ago, or what you did yesterday, or even what you did last week that’s causing the current problem; it’s more a case of “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” no pun intended!
Discovering the Cause
Sometimes it’s chronic stress that wreaks havoc on your nervous system and finally causes your back to “go out” or a “pain in your neck” because of the strain of carrying the weight of all that stress on your back and neck.
Let’s use an everyday example to demonstrate. You go to the local eatery and put your purchase on your bank debit card. All of a sudden, bells and whistles go off because you didn’t have enough money in your account to cover that charge. It’s not this charge that “broke the bank,” it’s all the money you spent before this purchase and the fact that you didn’t properly manage your account in the first place that put you in this predicament. Now, you’re faced with fees, embarrassment and the inconvenience of having to deal with the situation.
It’s the same with your health–ignore it and it will find a way to let you know you’re overlooking something.
Beating Back Pain
The best way to stay on top of things so you don’t wind up “over spent” is to stay on schedule with your chiropractic adjustments, eat healthy foods, sleep at least eight hours each night, and learn how to manage your stress.