Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain


Are you experiencing lower back pain? If so, it's important to figure out why. Pain in the lower back can be caused by many different conditions, illnesses, and problems, some of them serious and some not so serious. Whatever the reason, however, it's important for you to know what it is. That's the only way you're going to get rid of your lower back pain. Plus, if a serious underlying condition is causing the lower back pain, you want to be able to remedy it as soon as possible.

Exercise or Other Strain

Have you recently started a new exercise regimen, particularly one that involves heavy lifting? While good for you, new exercise that your body isn't used to can often lead to lower back pain, as can unexpected strain, such as the heavy lifting involved in moving furniture or other types of strenuous activities.

The cause could simply be an exhausted muscle, or it may be more serious, like a dislocation of a spinal ligament, a sprain, or even a tear. Regardless, if your pain doesn't subside in a few days after the strenuous activity or if pain suddenly appears without an apparent cause, it's a good idea to see a chiropractor.

Poor Posture

Growing up, your parents probably told you to stand up straight. Believe it or not, they weren't just telling you that so you looked proper. No, they were telling you that because bad posture can lead to all kinds of alignment problems.

When you have bad posture, especially stooped shoulders, your abdominal muscles stop doing as much work, leaving your lower back to support your weight. That can easily lead to pain and pressure in the lower back.

Fortunately, if posture is the cause of your pain, there are exercises you can do to help you stand up straight and tall for the rest of your life. A chiropractor can help to re-align your back properly too, which can really help with low back pain. If you think posture problems may be causing you pain, see a professional for assistance.

Degenerative Discs

Every part of the body wears out over time, and that includes the supportive discs in the spine. Degenerative discs are back discs that are literally wasting away, and they can cause severe lower back pain.

Hopefully, your problem hasn't progressed that far. If it hasn't, seeing a chiropractor like Dr Rick J Jaminet PC can help you reduce your risk and get back on a healthy track. And, if your problem has progressed, a chiropractor can recommend a qualified surgeon or specialist who can assist you.

All back problems fare better when they're caught early on, so always be sure to seek help at the first sign of pain.


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