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Back pain in Savannah, GA
Dr. Rachel BanksJun 10, 2020 11:37:48 AM3 min read

Common Risk Factors For Low Back Pain in Savannah

At least 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life.


Back pain can be caused by car accidents, slips and falls, accidents at work, and other traumatic events.


No matter the cause, you're likely going to experience back pain if you haven't already.


There are several risk factors we can look to decrease our risk.



In the article below, we will discuss the most common back pain risk factors to look out for in Savannah.



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The older we get, the more likely we are to deal with 0all kinds of pains, including back pain.


As we age, your muscles lose elasticity, your bones will weaken, and your spine loses cushioning.


That's the perfect recipe for back pain.


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Fitness Level

There's a direct correlation between your fitness level and your likelihood of back pain.


If you aren't active or physically fit, you open yourself up to the possibility of back pain.


But, weekend warriors also have a higher risk of back pain.


Being sedentary throughout the week but exercising a lot on the weekends is a recipe for back injuries.


You should make moderate physical activity a daily habit to lessen your chances of dealing with back pain.


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A diet high in calories and sugars often leads to obesity, which causes back pain.


Obesity places undue stress on the pelvis, back, and spine, inevitably leading to the development of chronic back pain.


Adopting a healthy diet of natural foods and cutting out sugary drinks is essential in the fight against back pain.


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Just like getting your hair and eye color passed down to you from your parents, you could also have them to blame for your back pain.


Studies have found that if you have an immediate family member with disc-related low back pain, you are more than four times more likely to have low-back pain yourself.


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Pre-Existing Conditions

If you're dealing with another disease or symptoms, your body is likely to be weaker in general.


This can lead to the risk of developing back pain.


Many diseases can cause or contribute to your lower back pain.


Cancers that can start in or spread to the spine can cause a considerable amount of back pain.


Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, among others, are also significant contributors to back pain.


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Your job

Jobs that require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and bending can lead to injury and back pain.


Construction workers, landscapers, and road crews are all occupations that can contribute to back pain.


Many office jobs can also cause back pain, especially if they are paired with bad posture.


Sitting down and being inactive with lousy posture for hours on end will do a number on your back.


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Smoking doesn't have a direct impact on back pain, but it increases your chances of developing low back pain with sciatica.


Sciatica is back pain that radiates to the hip and legs because of pressure on the sciatic nerve.


Smoking causes pain by preventing your body from delivering nutrients to the discs of the lower back.


Smokers tend to be in worse health overall, which increases their likelihood of developing back pain.


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Chiropractor in Savannah


Contact the Arrowhead Clinic Of Savannah

For additional help with your back pain, seeing a chiropractor will do wonders for your back.


Chiropractors specialize in treating low back pain, and the chiropractors with the Savannah Chiropractor have years of experience.


The Arrowhead Clinics are experts in the field, and they would love to talk to you.


Click the button below to get started with our clinic in Savannah.


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Dr. Rachel Banks

Dr. Rachel Banks graduated from Jackson State University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-medicine in 1990. She then moved on to attend Life University when she was called to the healing aspects of Chiropractic care, she graduated in 1997 with a doctorate in chiropractic. She’s also a proud member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. Dr. Banks joined the Arrowhead family in 2009 becoming the floater doctor in the Atlanta/Savannah/ Brunswick offices. Her belief and dedication to the field of chiropractic have made her an intricate part of Arrowhead Clinics. In 2016, she was asked to make a permanent move to Savannah taking over the Mall Clinic. Dr. Banks revamped the staff, implemented her own style of leadership and management and in 2018 her clinic won “The Most Goals Met” in 2017. Dr. Banks was born and raised in Atlanta and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority but enjoys living here in Savannah with her loveable furbaby - Lola.