November 30, 2015

Soreness In The Back

Soreness In The Back

Often times people do not realize that one-pain or problem area can create a series of other problems down the road. If you are experiencing back soreness you may be on the road to many other discomforts or limitations which may not be apparent from the onset. The body is self-healing and self-regulating unless something is interfering in this healing. But if the mild back pain and soreness does not simply disappear and continues to escalate to a more serious condition consult a specialist in spinal problems, a chiropractor Dr. June Gentle.

Usually back pain starts in one particular area. Someone with the onset of back pain may feel tightness across the mid to upper back region, upper back, or lower back. Or they may experience a mild burning feeling. Soon depending on where the onset of the pain starts the individual will start to compensate for the pain by over stressing other muscles and areas of the body. For example, in many cases with mid back pain if it is more prominent on one side rather than the other, the person will find themselves consciously or subconsciously using the opposite arm to reach for things interfering with their posture.

Other conscious or subconscious actions may be more likely to pertain to posture. Someone with back pain may shift their weight when seated to try to find a more comfortable position to elevate some of the tightness or burning they feel in a particular region of their back. Both the compensating in action and/or the shifting of weight when seated or standing can and most likely will cause additional problems.

As the body shifts weight from the center it is likely to not hold the spine in proper alignment causing the proportion of weight on the spine and muscles to be imbalanced. This can lead to muscle fatigue and contribute to the potential misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine affecting the spinal discs. So the overall underlining problem is the misaligned spine contributing back soreness.

A combination of any of the above factors can inhibit the person with back soreness from wanting to be more active which again in turn can lead to more back stiffness and other health issues like digestive, urinary, prostate (men), menstrual problems. It is important not to ignore the onset of any type of back pain or soreness. Whether it starts with a tightness in a particular region, lower, middle, or upper or it comes on as a sense of mild burning, back pain should not be ignored as it certainly has been proven in many cases to just be the beginning of problems to come. If you, your family, or friends are complaining please call our office today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. June Gentle serving the Fleming Island, Green Cove Springs, and Orange Park in northeast Florida. 904-644-8100.