Your back pain might be caused by your own bad habits.
Chronic neck and back pain are common, but what most people don’t realize is that everyday bad habits can be making your pain worse. Because of the back's complexity and its weight-bearing responsibility, it's not surprising that the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health says that back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the country. 70–85% of all people will have back pain at some time in their life – but only 5% will require back surgery to treat it. Bad Habits include:
Learn about the bad habits for your back and what you can do to break the habit.
Smoking affects the structures and health of the spine, including loss of bone density, drying out the discs, and degenerative changes in the spine.
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The way you cope with problems may actually be adding to your stress levels and triggering chronic pain.
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