4 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Everyone most likely experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives. And many know how unpleasant and long it can last.
- Pain Physicians NY, June 10th, 2019

Published June 10th, 2019

Everyone most likely experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives. And many know how unpleasant and long it can last. However, most of the causes that lead to this pain can be resolved without medical intervention. Often times, you only need some lifestyle corrections.

It is worth saying that if your back pain has become chronic, it is still better to consult a doctor. However, the prevention of symptoms, in many cases, is much better than drug treatment. We selected for you four main causes of back pain and how to deal with them.

1. Obesity

Obesity is one of the main causes of back pain. Many studies have shown that the chance of back pain in obese people is much greater. The first thing you should do with aching back pain is to go to the mirror and look at yourself from the side. If you see pounds of excess weight, then the problem is most likely in it. With weight loss, you will get rid of the pain, or at least noticeably reduce its strength.

2. Sprain

A sprain is a very common injury that you can get by even just lifting something from the floor. Sprains are accompanied by spasms and cause pain in the lower back. Depending on the severity of the sprain, it can last from several days to several months.

It’s impossible to completely avoid the chance of getting a sprain. But you can greatly reduce it by strengthening your back muscles. To reduce swelling after a sprain you should apply ice to the sore spot every 2-3 hours. Try to stay as mobile as possible. Bed rest can only worsen the situation.

3. Weak Muscles and Poor Posture

One of the main causes of back pain is poor posture. When you sit at the table, curled up, the muscles of the thighs are in the same position for a long time and cause pain, which is aggravated if the muscles of the back are not strong enough.

The best solution to this problem is to correct your posture and take short breaks during the working day. This will allow the muscles to return to their natural position and reduce the chance of lower back pain.

4. Osteoarthrosis

Arthritis is a generic term that describes sets of diseases that cause back pain and swelling in the joints. Damaged bones and joints can press on nerves, causing back pain. The main causes of osteoarthritis are obesity, diabetes, age, and genetics.

As in the other cases, the best solution is the prevention of this disease. You can do it with the help of sports. An excellent choice will be those sports in which you will stretch your muscles. For example, yoga or gymnastics.

Well, if you decide to skip the entire article and go only to the last paragraph, then I will combine all the tips into one: follow a healthy and live an active lifestyle. You will surely prevent lower back pain, and believe me, this is just one of the many benefits of a sports lifestyle.

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