Back pain can be described as an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. Back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their life. In fact, about 10% of the population will consult their doctor or chiropractor about their back pain each year. Back problems are a common reason for pain among younger and middle-aged adults, but they can start early in life – between ages 8 and 10.
Back pain can be caused by a number of things, such as a sudden movement or a fall, an injury or other medical conditions. The most common cause is usually from the way the bones, discs, tendons, muscles and ligaments interact and work together which is commonly referred to as mechanical back pain. Although back pain may resolve within a few days or weeks, sometimes back pain can be ongoing and begin to interfere with your daily functioning.
At North Shore Family Chiropractors in Chatswood, we offer treatment and pain relief for Middle Back Pain (which we discuss in more detail on this page) as well as Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain.