Young people can get back pain, too: What to look out for

It's common for older adults to be aware of back pain, and we might even think of the stereotype of a senior when we imagine lower back and spinal problems. You might actually be surprised about the truth when it comes to back issues and age.

The ACA said that back pain affects half of all American adults with jobs, which should be a sign of exactly how far-reaching this problem is. There's enough pain to go around, and it can creep up in seemingly innocuous ways. As millennials adapt to the working world of desk jobs, the reality of back pain could be another thing that the growing workforce needs to be aware of.

It isn't just the sedentary work lifestyle that could threaten the health of younger Americans: they may also be exercising the wrong way. Karena Wu, a New York City-based physical therapist, recently told the Washington Post about the unexpected harm that can come from an overactive workout regimen.

alttextYoung people may have their own back issues to contend with, and could be doing it all wrong.

"A lot of millennials are doing all of these high-intensity exercises that are great for the mental and physical components of health, but if you're not as conditioned as you think, you're going to put excessive stress on the soft tissue and the joint," Wu said.

Whether it's out of ignorance or a sense of guilt, millennials with back pain shouldn't be so eager to jump into a new plan without talking to someone first. Since chiropractic methods can help, why not visit a specialist with experience in sorting out back problems? Someone who knows this information instinctively may also have a better idea of where in your daily life such pain could be coming from, no matter how old you are.

Visit Bronston Chiropractic or one of our Community Care Clinic locations to get treatment today.