Top 3 causes of lower back pain:
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions- with a large population suffering from it at least once in their lives. The lower back is a target area since the entire weight of the upper body is concentrated there. There are a variety of reasons for lower back pain, and as you read ahead, you will come across 3 of the most common causes that are responsible for lower back pain.
Lower back pain due to muscle straining
One of the most common causes of lower back pain that can occur in patients of all ages is muscle strain. Muscle strain can occur due to lifting heavy things, twisting in just the wrong way, or by extra strenuous exercise. However- sudden shock due to heavy lifting can not only cause muscle straining, but may also lead to serious conditions such as sciatica. It is always better to contact a chiropractor in case you suddenly start experiencing lower back pain.
Lower back pain due to regular back strain
If you regularly carry a heavy backpack, purse or briefcase on your shoulder, then it could lead towards a lower back pain as well. Though you carry them on your shoulders, the weight is still taken on your by your lower back, and this can cause pain if you carry it regularly. If you simply must carry a heavy bag or load every day, then it would be better to switch over to a briefcase with wheels that can be rolled along side you.
Lower back pain due to incorrect posture
All that ‘stand up straight’ advice by your mom was one of the best things that she ever told you! Your back can best support weight when you do not slouch. This is why it is important to always sit and stand right, with your shoulders back; and while standing, keeps your weight balanced evenly on both your weight.
These are simple yet common causes of lower back pain. Knowing these will help you to prevent lower back pain largely- but if you do become the victim of it in the future, or are already suffering from it, then visit Dr. Cheree for the best treatment!
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