Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Know the causes and how to relieve it.

Low back pain is cause when the  lower back, which bears most of the body’s weight, is injured when you incorrectly lift, reach, or twist your back. Pain in the lower back may come from the spine, back muscles, nerves, or other structures in the surrounding region. It may also radiate from problems in different regions, like the mid and upper back, a hernia in the groin, or issues in the ovaries/testicles. It may not be one action that causes pain in the back. Doing many things improperly over time, like sitting, standing, and lifting, may lead your back to be injured when you do something simple like bending down to pick up a dropped pencil.

Symptoms:

  • A variety of symptoms may be felt
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Dull aching or sharp pain
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Pain may come on gradually or abruptly

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Prolonged Sitting

Prolonged sitting is the #1 worst thing for your lower back and one of the Common Causes of Lower Back Pain. Prolonged sitting will put a lot of pressure on your back, regardless of whether you’re sitting in a supported or non-supported chair. The pressure can gradually wear down your spine, causing pain. If you sit for long periods of time and you have weak muscles, everyday activities such as getting groceries out of the car can cause injury.

Stress

Stress is the worst thing for your muscles. Stress weakens the muscles and causes nervous system responses that can dehydrate the discs in your spine. Weak muscles and dehydrated discs in your spine can make you vulnerable to injury. Even small activities such as tying your shoes or bending over can cause injury.