Low Back Pain
Over 80% of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life. Here are the most common causes of low back pain.
Posture is always a factor when it comes to low back pain. People sit for prolonged periods of time and their posture tends to suffer after a while. Whether you're slouching or sliding down your chair, sitting puts a lot of pressure on the lower back.
Excess body weight - Having a few extra pounds around your mid-section changes your center of gravity forcing you forward. In order to prevent your upper body from falling forward, your lower back has to compensate by over arching and over working the low back muscles.
Picking up weight - Many injuries happen because of improper lifting techniques where the low back is used instead of the legs. Combine improper lifts with a twisting motion and you have the perfect recipe for disc herniations.
Herniations happen mostly due to accidents, trauma, or lifting heavy objects improperly. When a disc herniations, it can put pressure on nerves and cause sharp pain at the site of herniation and down the legs. Other symptoms may include numbness, tingling, and weakness.
Spondylolisthesis - this is slippage of a vertebra that can cause back pain. In addition to back pain, people with this condition may also complain of leg pain.
Spinal Stenosis - this condition causes narrowing of the spinal canal (where the spinal cord sits). The narrowing causes nerve compression which can lead to severe pain.
Sacroiliitis - this is inflammation of the sacroiliac joint(s) (where your low back and pelvis connect) and it can cause pain in your buttocks or lower back and can extend down one or both legs.
How to Get Rid of Low Back Pain
WITHOUT Drugs or Surgery