It's easy to see how it happens; you had no time to spare to begin with. All of a sudden the month of December's calendar is full of holiday appointments, activies and engagements. Holiday shopping creates a financial strain before you even factor in the physical stress of going out in the busy streets and buying the items. It's no wonder that diet and exercise fly out the window this time of year. And if you are suffering from back pain on top of all this, you may not be fully feeling the holiday cheer. This holiday season, don't underestimate the toll that a busy schedule and not enough rest can take.
Tight hamstrings are a key contributor to lower back pain. Running through the back of the thigh, from hip to knee, the hamstrings are perfectly placed to cause dysfunction. Tightness in the hamstrings creates a pull that increases stress on the lower back, contributes to muscular imbalance, and can even cause sciatica. Tight hamstrings also:
In short, tight hamstrings are a recipe for back pain that you can't afford while you are trying to balance a hectic holiday schedule.
The holiday season is about taking stock of what really matters in life. That usually boils down to family, friends, peace, happiness and good health. But we would like to hold up a candle for something we see as equally important: the health of our spines. The spine is our pinnacle of wellness and it only makes sense that we treat it with some gravity, especially considering that the spine is under added threat during a holiday season which often sees us less active than the rest of the year.
Mechanical back pain is a blanket term that applies to any pain or dysfunction related to the spine and the supporting structures and musculature. The most common mechanical back pain in sports involves joints of the spine moving out of place. Misalignment of the spine contributes to the following problems for athletes:
And if you are pushing for the top of your game, you can't afford a single one of these drawbacks. Read on to find out how we treat mechanical back pain for athletes in the Fremont area.
At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we know that every injury is unique. That's why we perform a comprehensive medical exam to determine a patient's medical history and musculoskeletal health profile. Your injury forms part of a picture within the framework of your greater health. From this vantage point we detail a fully customized treatment plan that will help set a course for quick, effective recovery.