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10 Basic Causes of Back Pain

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by John Gary

Did you know that back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world, especially among older adults? But, what causes back pain and why is it such a big deal? In this article, we’re going to explore 10 basic causes of back pain that are most common among people all over the world.back pain

  1. In today’s world, a lot of us spend a lot of time on computers, tablets, and phones. We slouch and have bad posture, and this can cause a lot of back pain.
  2. How active are you? If you aren’t doing a lot of activity, you’re a lot more likely to be fighting off back pain on a regular basis.
  3. If you do exercise, how much focus are you putting on your abdominal muscles? If the answer is “not much,” then you need to readjust what you’re doing and take care of it.
  4. Did you know that your emotions can play a huge role in how your back feels? A lot of your stress will end up going into your back if you don’t get them taken care of.
  5. What sort of shoes are you wearing? If you have shoes that have a high heel or that have no arch at all, not only are your knees and legs suffering, but your back isn’t going to be happy with you either.
  6. Your mattress may not be the type that best fits what you need when it comes to your back – test it out and see what you need.
  7. How much do you weigh? If your body weight is too high, you could be putting extra pressure on your spine, thus causing yourself to fight off more back pain than you would have if you were at a normal weight.
  8. Do you lift items correctly? There is a specific way that you need to lift and, if you aren’t doing it correctly, you could end up pulling muscles or hurting areas of your back that you probably didn’t even know existed.
  9. If you are a woman, you may be in a situation where you have large breasts or you are wearing a bra that doesn’t support you well. That extra weight from your breasts could cause back pain.
  10. What are you carrying with you on a regular basis? If it’s a purse or a shoulder bag, you could be hurting your back because of the uneven distribution of weight. A backpack or another similar item is a better choice because it properly distributes the weight.

It’s important that you deal with back pain as early as you can in order to ensure that you don’t end up with long term damage. There are lots of options related to back care; you can learn more about the Kyroback, talk to a chiropractor, or just talk to your general physician to make sure that you’re taking care of your body appropriately. Either way, you want to make sure that you’re taking care of it before it gets worse.

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