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Lower Back Pain: The Top Causes

By Sara Butler

Pain in the lower back is a rather common condition. It's so common that most people will experience it at some point. When you really think about it, low back pain being such a universal experience makes sense. Your lower back does a lot of work and it's one of the areas that tends to pick up the slack when other parts of your body aren't doing their job. While there may be a variety of reasons for lower back pain, there are a few causes that tend to top the list.

Muscle Strains

No matter your age, if you suffer from lower back pain, then it may be caused by a muscle strain. This can be the result of improperly lifting something heavy or simply turning the wrong way. Or maybe you hit it a little too hard at the gym. Muscle strains can get better but it's important to understand how the muscles got strained so you can avoid it in the future. Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic about how to lift and carry things properly. Also, make sure you're using correct form when exercising at the gym and take precautions in your daily life to keep those back muscles safe and sound from strains.

Daily Loads

You don't even need to do something sudden to sprain the muscles in your back that can cause back pain. Simply carrying a heavy purse or backpack on a daily basis can do the trick. That's why it's important to ensure that any bag you carry is balanced and you're distributing the weight properly over your body, not leaning to one side or the other. If you have no choice but to carry a heavy bag for work or school, then consider using a bag with rollers that you pull along behind you. Just make sure to switch which side you pull it on frequently.

Incorrect Posture

Incorrect posture is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to back pain. It's important to learn how to sit and stand, even lay down, correctly in order to keep your back healthy and free from pain. Your weight should always be balanced on both legs or hips and your shoulders should be back with your head in a straight line. If you need tips, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint.

If you're suffering from low back pain, don't wait to see if it just goes away. Instead, talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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