Back pain can be anything from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that occurs in your back. Back pain can happen gradually or can start quickly as a result from an injury.
Can Anyone Get Back Pain?
Anyone can suffer from back pain, however there are some factors that can increase the risks of getting back pain.
- Back pain becomes more common as you age. You may start suffering from back pain in your 30’s and 40’s.
- Poor Physical Fitness. The added weight on your body can cause stress on your bones, joints, nerves and muscles.
- Some back pain can be heredity. This includes ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis that affects your spine.
- Other forms of arthritis and cancer can also increase your risks of back pain.
- Your Profession. If your job requires you to be constantly lifting, pushing, pulling and twisting your spine you may get back pain. You can even get back pain from sitting at a desk all day with poor posture.
- Your body may not be getting enough nutrients to the disks in your spine if you are smoking. You can also get smoker’s cough which can also cause back pain. People who smoke also take longer to heal, prolonging any pain.
Consider Getting a Back Brace
A back brace works by limiting the amount of movement your back is capable of, allowing any damage the chance to heal. This also helps prevent and further damage or injury from occurring. A back brace often compresses the core, providing relief for people who feel pressure or pain throughout their intervertebral discs and spines. A back brace can also offer support for people who need help improving their posture. Having normal posture alignment will help promote a healthier back and reduce the risk of back pain.
Back braces are non-invasive and can be a great choice for anyone who does not want to undergo a surgical procedure to relieve back pain.
Most Medicare plans offer some form of coverage for back braces. Medicare will cover a brace if it is categorized as durable medical equipment and prescribed by a chiropractor. Medicare should cover the majority of the cost for almost all braces that can be categorized as durable medical equipment. This includes form-fitting hard braces made of plastic that reduce motion up to 50%, as well as soft, elastic braces that limit the motion of your spine. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Health and Chiropractic in Idaho Falls and find the best brace for your back pain.