Back Pain in Women Explained
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people have to visit a doctor, and women tend to experience it more than men. Women often have to juggle busy lives with keeping their household in order, making sure kids are where they need to be, cooking dinner and doing all of this around a full-time job. When you’re constantly on-the-go, it’s easy to neglect your spine health even when you don’t realize you’re doing it. Here are some of the ways women could be experiencing back pain.
Carrying Children Incorrectly
It’s easy and comfortable to carry children on your hip. But when you do this, you have to stick out one hip more than the other, which makes the entire body get out of alignment. You can quickly strain or sprain your back with a sudden or odd movement as a result. Instead, use a carrier or carry your child in front of you to keep your spine aligned and avoid persistent lower back pain. If you must carry a child, make sure you switch sides frequently. Excessive loads to one side of your spine can lead the muscles to overworking and put even more strain to the opposite side.
Loading Too Much Weight in Purses
Purses aren’t ideal to carry around in general, but especially not if you have too much weight in them. Most women carry their purse on one shoulder, which causes the body to compensate for the added weight on the other side. This can lead to back pain, shoulder pain and even neck pain. Do yourself a favor and at least unload any unnecessary items from your purse. Also, consider taking it a step further and replacing your shoulder-strap purse with more of a backpack style.
Being Stressed All The Time
Stress can also lead to persistent lower back pain without you even knowing it. The combination of work stress and the stress of keeping your household in order can take a toll on you. Take some time for yourself to unwind occasionally when you start feeling overly stressed out. And if it will help you out, visit an active spine care center to get your spine health back on track.
Not Wearing Supportive Shoes
Shoes with good support are underrated aspects of good spine health. Wearing high heels all the time can cause unnecessary strain on the back, so it’s best to keep them in the closet when you can and wear shoes with good arch support and stability. Of course, you can wear your favorite shoes or high heels for special occasions, but limit them to only those occasions.
DBC Active Spine Care® works with busy women every day who want to improve their spine health. Back pain is something you can only deal with for so long before it alters your quality of life. Our revolutionary spine adaptive functional restoration program helps alleviate pain and strengthen the surrounding muscles to prevent back pain from occurring in the future. To learn more about how we can help you with your back pain, give us a call at any time.