Chronic Back Pain

Impact of Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is a common medical issue for millions of people in America. Chronic pain refers to long-term discomfort. It can affect every aspect of your daily life, and can prevent you participating in normal activities. To make matters worse, the pain can become strong enough to impede your ability to sleep and rest.

While arthritis is a leading cause of chronic back pain, overuse or overexertion can also lead to injuries which exasperate the condition. Conditions like spondylosis and spondylolisthesis are common to sufferers of chronic back pain. Improper lifting of heavy objects can cause a slipped disc or muscle tear, which often leads to chronic back pain. Diagnosing the exact cause of pain can be difficult, as there may be issues with the muscles, nerves, ligaments and vertebrae. Due to the varied causes of back pain, it is important to have a doctor examine you, as some issues can lead to leg pain and even paralysis.

How FitBrace Can Help

Proper lower back support is critical for reducing the causes of pain. That’s why FitBrace’s modular design incorporates strong back support and a special pouch enabling the wearer to insert a cold or hot gel pack for pain relief. Rigid pads reduce flexion and rotation to create posture awareness and proper spinal alignment. The brace is easily convertible for various activities and uses, allowing a user to wear it for strong support while running errands, while later removing the panels for comfortable sleeping.

Consult your doctor or physician before undergoing any form of treatment for chronic back pain. Serious medical conditions could exist, and it is important to have a professional medical diagnosis to prevent the situation from escalating.