In the USA alone, an estimated 31 million people currently suffer from back pain, and better than 50% of Americans report some back pain each and every year. And, within the last five years, statistics indicate that around one third of Americans over the age of 18 have visited the doctor with back pain complaints.
These statistics beg the question, “why do our backs hurt all the time”? The answer proves to be multifaceted. We suffer from chronic back and neck pain for a plethora of reasons; not the least of which is the fact that we spend way too much time sitting on our rear ends!
When you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your muscles and surrounding tissues begin to disintegrate and can actually atrophy. When this occurs, any kind of activity can create strain that causes chronic back pain. Your body depends on activity to remain healthy, but not just any activity, the right activity. You see, exercise helps to keep all the systems of your body working smoothly. That fact holds true for, not only your joints and muscles, but for your neurological and lymphatic systems as well. Let’s take a look at some other contributing factors to your chronic back and neck pain.
Nutritional forces that affect back pain come secondary to injury. That’s right, the foods you eat (and don’t eat) have a direct effect on your pain.
Many people try to eliminate all fats from their diet, but your body actually needs some fat to work properly. Too little fat in your diet can be a major catalyst for your chronic pain, including your back and neck.
Many people do their best to pack as much protein into their diet as possible. You may be surprised to learn that consuming too much protein can contribute to the development of ketoacidosis – a harmful physiological process that breaks down tissue, contributes to arthritis and, chronic back and neck pain!
Emotional strain can wreak havoc on your spine as well. Many people carry tension in their neck and back. If you’re among this group, you’re well aware that stress can manifest itself into serious chronic back pain.
The problems mentioned here are just drops in the bucket compared to the compiled list of factors that may be contributing to your pain.
Summing it up, your chronic back pain, your neck pain, your upper, lower, and middle back tension, your sciatica, and your aches in general can be directly contributed to a sedentary lifestyle, emotional strain, injury, and nutritional voids.
In short, everything you do can potentially contribute to your pain – on the flipside, everything you do can also contribute to your healing!
The good news is that there is hope for finding relief and help to get rid of your chronic back pain. A little time and effort geared towards learning more about the causes of your chronic back pain (and the best ways to eliminate that pain) can produce some awesome results.
After all , what could be more important than feeling great and living your life to the fullest as a result?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Charles Gaudet, a former back & neck pain sufferer for over 10 years, now reveals the years of research he’s uncovered to disclose the little-known secrets he’s used for powerful and successful neck pain and back pain relief. Charles invites you to download a FREE Special Report loaded with valuable back and neck pain relief tips available only at: => http://www.backandneckpainresources.com .