Pay attention to these warning signs before real trouble starts!
Bad backs and bad necks don’t develop overnight, they give us warning signs to get our attention. Here are four common warning signs that many people ignore.
- Back Pain While Standing
This suggests weakness in your core and back stabilizing muscles resulting in poor alignment of your spine and increased strain on the spinal joints. Also seen while walking slowly.
2. Morning Back Stiffness
If you wake up in the morning with a tight and stiff lower back, you may be suffering from increased stress on your spinal discs from poor alignment, movement and posture from the previous day. Discs naturally swell and absorb fluid and nutrients overnight, but the added inflammation from the yesterday’s activities creates more tension in the discs, triggering a protective muscle tightness in the morning.
3. Feeling Stiff While Getting Up After Sitting.
Poor alignment, movement and posture puts stress on the spinal discs. The added high compression loads on the spine while sitting further irritates the discs and sensitive nerves triggering protective muscle tightness that you noticed while getting up from your chair.
4. Occasionally Waking up With a Stiff Neck and Shoulder