Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the more common back conditions that affect our patients at Holmes Chiropractic. Back injuries affect 80% of adults at some point in their lives, so it’s important to understand what the most common contributors to lower back pain are, that way you can avoid such habits and behaviors for a better chance at enjoying a longer, healthier, more comfortable life.

We’ll leave out the obvious, things like car accidents or work-related injuries, and, rather, go over some of the everyday behaviors that might lead to lower back pain.

1.) The Way You Sit

Chances are, either when you’re on your way to work or at work itself, you’re likely going to be sitting for extended periods throughout the day. Investing in an ergonomic chair and practicing perfect posture are both essential to navigating the daily grind.

2.) Improper Lifting Technique

Whether it’s objects around the house or the way you’re lifting at the gym, improper technique in either will land you a back injury at some point in time.

3.) Lack of Spinal Decompression

If you’re going through your day without stretching or performing any self-care practices (like yoga, for instance), be aware that you’re putting a tremendous amount of pressure on your spine, which will eventually result in chronic pain or even an injury.

Contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation if you have lower back pain, neck pain, leg pain, or joint pain. We provide a variety of treatments aimed at treating the whole patient.