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Common Causes of Back Pain

lower backpain Back pain can range from mild to a debilitating condition affecting millions every year. There are solutions like acupuncture and yoga to alleviate the condition, but identifying the cause of the pain will allow you to address it.

In many cases, pain can be prevented by lifestyle changes. Sudden back pain is often caused by a strenuous activity your body isn’t used to. For example, if you’re sitting at work all week long and then decide to play a game of tennis on the weekend without warming up, you risk injury. Or if you are lifting heavy things incorrectly or unusually, this could be a reason for back pain. If you don’t regularly exercise throughout the week, it’s important to stretch and warm up before engaging in any type of intense physical activity.

Long periods of sitting can also lead to lasting pain. This cause is especially common among people who work at a computer for 8 hours a day or more. The problem stems from when people sit and lean forward, which puts pressure on the discs in your back. Sitting up straight and getting up to walk around every so often can prevent this muscle soreness.

Take care of your back throughout all aspects of your life and don’t forget to seek help if you have pain that won’t go away. If you already are experiencing chronic back pain, enlisting services from a professional acupuncturist may be your best bet to alleviate the soreness. And always remember to lift with your knees, not your back.

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