Following modern lifestyle is beneficial in many ways but it cannot be denied that it has also added stress to our life and the effects of this stress can be seen in the form of the health problems like lower back pain which has become so common specially in youngsters. There is an epidemic of back problems. Some of the main causes for the lower back pain include the following.
Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Stressful Life With Little Or No Exercise
This is one of the most common reason for the lower back pain. The work pressure and the stress do not allow people to exercise on the daily basis. The body is not able to relax and the few moments that one spares from the work, the relaxation either occurs on the chair or in the car.
It may be relaxation for the body but the muscles still remain in tension. Also sometimes, when people wake up to the need of the exercise, the sudden and heavy exercises can further aggravate the problem of back pain.
Poor Alignment Or Posture Of The Body
Sometimes people force their body into unnatural and difficult posture which makes it difficult for the body to move naturally. When the body is not in natural posture or curvature, it puts a lot of strain on the muscles and ultimately it leads to lower back pain.
The ligaments get weakened due to this. When the vertebrae carry weight of the body which they are not supposed to carry, it leads to the weakening as well as degeneration of the muscles of the spine. It is necessary to provide proper back support to the spine.
Overexertion Of The Body
While sitting in position for a very long time or moving heavy furniture, the back signals that it is not advisable to do it. The signals can be in the form of the spasm or twinge. Ignoring these signals and continuing the work for long time may lead to back problems such as squeezing of the disc.
Wear And Tear Of The Spine Muscle
Every boy organ under goes natural aging process and so is spine but the poor or improper alignment of the body can cause the wear and tear of the spine muscles and this increase the rate of ageing of the spine muscles. Other factors adding to this include the arthritis, osteoporosis and joint damage.
Emotional Stress And Muscular Tension
Stress is a factor that leads to contraction of muscles. Chronic stress can lead to stoppage of blood and oxygen circulation in the muscle which can lead to muscle atrophy.
Other factors that can lead to back pain include the respiratory disorders, sometimes digestive disorders particularly of liver, excessive exposure to extreme cold, wrong and inadequate posture, muscle cramps etc. It is has become necessary to take the advice of the physician if one is suffering from a lower back pain so that it does not aggravate to a high level and further adds to the problems.