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Typical Causes of Low Back Pain

By Genevieve Cunningham

When most people complain of back pain, they’re talking about that lower section just above the hips. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints of all adults. Why? For so many reasons. If you suffer from low back pain, take a look at these typical causes, followed by what you can do to fight it off and keep the pain away.

Exercise or Lack Thereof

Sometimes the lower back hurts because we work it too hard. This is an area that is easy to strain, and it’s used for almost every move that we do. If you notice a little back pain after lifting something or after an intense workout, it’s possible that you overdid it. While too much use can cause pain, too little can cause pain as well. If you’re a bit on the lazy side, it’s possible that the pain stems from not being worked enough. To minimize the pain, find a good balance between a fitness fiend and a couch potato.

Poor Sleep

A lack of sleep makes everything hurt! But it’s definitely possible that a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep is causing the lower back to hurt. Poor sleep may result in tossing and turning and in inadequate rejuvenation time. If you want the back pain to stop, try getting a bit more sleep on a regular basis.

Poor Posture and Excessive Weight

The way in which we hold our bodies can make a significant impact on the way that we feel. If you’re constantly slouching or slumped over, there’s a good chance that your back is going to hurt. This is also true if you tend to carry around extra weight. This places excess pressure on the back, causes it to work harder than it should, and ultimately results in pain. To nix it, watch your posture and attempt to keep your body at an appropriate weight.

Besides breaking these bad habits, beating low back pain can be done with the help of chiropractic care. Chiropractors can help keep the spine healthy and strong. With regular care, they may be able to help keep pain away and provide a boost in stability. If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. With walk-in visits and affordable pricing, getting care is both easy and enjoyable. Avoid as much pain as possible and feel your best starting with a stop at The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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