Common causes of low back pain

//Common causes of low back pain

Common causes of low back pain

By |2018-11-04T11:32:59+00:00June 22nd, 2011|General|Comments Off on Common causes of low back pain

While some people suffer from long term chronic back pain there are thousands more who suffer from very mild back pain that comes and goes, it might be trigged by a sudden movement that brings it on for days until it leaves. These smaller back pain events are there to help you avoid leading to something major – they are trying to catch your attention and there are things you might be doing that you can avoid:

  • Sitting in your car and driving in a hunched or incorrect position
  • Lifting packages or bags
  • Sleeping on an old mattress that no longer supports you
  • Sitting slouched in a chair
  • Standing badly
  • Not being physically fit

All of these things cause low back pain and can be corrected immediately making sure it doesn’t lead on to something worse.
If you know that you tend to slouch when you sit at your desk or while watching TV remind yourself to sit up straight. Exercise to help you strengthen your stomach and your back (along with your whole body) is the ultimate low back pain reliever and at active-x we have a great personal trainer who can help you achieve just that.

If you are suffering from low back pain get in touch to see how we can help. Call the active-x office in Edinburgh on 0131 221 1415

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.