It started off as just a twitch. Then the pain began to spread down to my back whenever I rode my bike. But I still didn’t think it was a reason to change my workout routine. I rode my bike and took kickboxing classes. I lifted weights almost every day. When it comes to what causes back pain, there are a lot of factors to consider. Things like someone’s workout routines, daily activities, and their posture when they sit.
When it came to my lower back pain, my chiropractor from Back to Mind Chiropractors told me it is usually caused by conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine or discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.
Here are seven common reasons for back pain:
You baby your back
Laying down can minimize the stress that is being applied to the lumbar spine. However, Laying down for more than one day or two days can prolong the back pain or make it worst.
You’re a slave to fashion
We all know sky-high heels aren’t always the most comfortable, but most women still wear them to make a fashion statement. For someone with a back ache wearing heels can be the most dangerous thing because of all the pressure and stress that it puts on their spine.
You’re an emotional mess
Every good chiropractor will tell you that dealing with physical pain can take a toll on your mental health. Some studies show that people who suffer from back pain are more likely to be depressed.
You ignore your core
The core is consists of much more than just your abs,.the core also comprises your back, side, pelvic, and buttock muscles that all work with one another. Doing core workouts will help strength one’s core.
You’re a Screen Queen
Spending most of your day hunched in front of your computer screen is a sure way to get back pain. Always practice good posture when you are on the computer, texting, or watching tv.
You like to light up
Believe it or not, cigarette smoking can also increase your back pain. If you are a smoker, then you have a higher risk of experiencing recurring back problems.
You sleep on your stomach
Sleeping on your stomach increases the pressure on your joints and muscles. Practice going to sleep on your back and sides to help decrease the pressure on your muscles and joints.