Nov 15th, 2009 by Kathryn Merrow
Upper back pain, mid-back pain or lower back pain all have the same most common cause: Your muscles.
Muscles are the most frequent cause of back pain. And that’s good news! Why? Because muscles can be “released” or treated and get back to their normal healthy state.
Here’s more about muscles:
- Muscles move bones.
- Muscles can get “trigger points.”
Your muscles don’t usually act all by themselves; they pull all the other parts of your body into the act. Why? Because all of your parts are attached. That means ALL of your body should be assessed to figure out WHY you are having pain in your back. If you’ve had your back pain for more than just a couple of days, the CAUSE of your pain is most likely NOT where it hurts.
You have to get to the cause to get rid of the pain.
Sometimes back pain is caused by other issues, like gall bladders or infections, but most often the cause is muscular. And, if you have a chiropractic adjustment and it doesn’t hold–well, it’s your muscles pulling your bones back out of alignment.
Remember: Muscles move bones.
Here’s another cause of back pain: Trigger points are crabby areas of muscle that “fire” into other parts of your body–they cause pain elsewhere. That’s why sometimes you try to press or massage where it hurts but it won’t relax. It CAN’T relax because the cause–the trigger–is elsewhere.
Important: If you lose the ability to control your bowels or bladder along with your back pain, get to the emergency room or your doctor right away. Otherwise, you can look to your muscles as the cause of your pain.
Nerves can be pressed on (they hate being pressed on!) by bones OR by muscles. Since muscles move bones, it’s possible to get rid of both nervy pain (sciatica) and muscular pain by treating the muscles. If you release or relax the tight muscles or the muscle that’s in spasm (contraction) that allows pressure to be removed from the nerve.
You will discover lots more about natural ways to get rid of your back pain by visiting Back Pain Natural Relief
When you understand how your body works and why you have back pain, you will have a very good chance to get rid of it with do-it-yourself treatment.
You have a smart body; it wants to be well. It just needs a little (or a lot) of help from you right now.