Finding that your mornings are your biggest problem? Have you started judging how well your day is going to go based on how much pain you feel the moment you wake up?
According to our Fareham chiropractor, many people put up with this battle for too long, spending years or even decades trying to solve the mystery of morning back pain.
Most people who suffer from morning back pain experience recurring symptoms of tightness and stiffness as well as dull and sharp nervous pain. On top of this, some people develop a reduction in flexibility. And for many, these symptoms seemingly improve as the day goes on, but inevitably return every morning, sometimes worse than before.
Worryingly, the emotional and physical relief at a later time in the day leads many people to think that their back problem is minor. But this isn’t necessarily the case.
So what causes morning back pain?
The most common form of morning stiffness and pain is due to muscle imbalances and poor conditioning of the back muscles themselves. These problems can lead to disc, vertebrae and joint issues which usually result in more lower back pain. A lumbar muscle imbalance area can cause a disc problem which can cause extra pressure on the nerves. To naturally prevent further injury to that area, the muscles of the lower back stiffen, tighten or spasm.
Other less common causes of morning back pain include:
- rheumatoid arthritis
- ankylosing spondylitis
- spinal stenosis
- ruptured disc
- sprained muscle
- facet joint injury
If you suffer with morning back pain, it’s important that you visit a reputable chiropractor or healthcare professional. What many people commonly misunderstand about morning back pain can cause them to prolong it or even make it worse. Some people may even believe that it is a new reality that they accept. But this is not the case – there is always something you can do to improve the health of your spine!