The most common cause of lower back pain is a muscle strain or soft tissue problem. This includes loss of flexibility, mobility, strength and or damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in and around the structures of your spine.
It’s no secret that humans are spending more and more time indoors. As a species, we were genetically selected to be running around, hunting animals, chasing deer, climbing rocks, picking berries and walking great distances every day. Today, we are sitting at workstations for several hours at a time, standing all day long on hard concrete or wood surfaces and staring at screens in poor postural positions, sitting, staring down at phones and hunched in front of a work station for most of the day.
Because of our daily habits and routines, we are not getting the amount of movement necessary to keep our muscles, ligaments and tendons strong, flexible and healthy. Eventually this leads to structural imbalances in our muscles and of course low back pain.
All together, these dysfunctions are known as functional cause of back pain. And when it comes to functional causes, we can further narrow it down to 4 main categories: structural imbalances, injuries, inflammatory Conditions and degeneration/arthritis.
- Abnormal Posture
- Weight or Obesity Problems
- Abnormal Curvature
- Short Leg or Leg Length Discrepancy
- Muscle Imbalances
- Shortened Muscles
- Nerve root irritation
- Compression fractures
- Disc Injuries
- Tears of the muscles/ligaments/tendons
- Low back muscle strain
- Vertebral Joint Injuries
- Nerve root inflammation
- Muscle/ligament/tendon inflammation
- Inflammation of the vertebral joints
- Inflammation of the vertebral discs
- Bone infections
- Degeneration of the disc
- Degeneration of the spine joints
- Primary tumor of the bones
If you’re feeling some kind of pain in your lower back region…
And now with the help of this article you have a better idea of what could be causing it and possible ways to treat it…
… It’s a good time to visit a chiropractor or physician who understands biomechanics and human movement finally solve your
Remember, it’s important to identify the cause of your low back pain first, before simply covering it up with pain medications
Not identifying the cause of your back pain and simply treating it with a band aid will surely allow the problem to continue to
get worse to the point of no return.
Content taken from http://www.familyhealthchiropractic.com/.