What Are 3 Causes of Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments that people suffer from. It can be caused by a variety of factors, and it can range from mild to severe. Knowing what causes lower back pain can help you better understand how to prevent and treat it. In this blog post, we’ll explore three of the most common causes of lower back pain.

Muscle Strain

One of the most common causes of lower back pain is muscle strain. This occurs when the muscles in your lower back become overworked or strained due to an activity or exercise that you’ve done. Muscle strain can be caused by lifting heavy objects, bending over for long periods of time, or engaging in activities that require repetitive motions such as running or swimming. Symptoms of muscle strain include soreness, stiffness, and difficulty moving around.

Poor Posture

Another cause of lower back pain is poor posture. Poor posture can put extra stress on your spine and muscles, leading to pain and discomfort in your lower back. Poor posture can be caused by sitting for long periods of time with poor posture, not stretching before physical activity, or wearing high heels for extended periods of time. Symptoms associated with poor posture include neck and shoulder stiffness as well as lower back pain.


The third cause of lower back pain is injury. Injury to the spine or muscles in your lower back can cause severe pain and discomfort that may require medical attention. Common injuries that lead to lower back pain include car accidents, sports injuries, falls, and lifting heavy objects incorrectly. Symptoms associated with injury-related lower back pain may include swelling, bruising, difficulty moving around normally, and numbness or tingling in the affected area.

Lower back pain is a very common ailment that affects many people every day. Knowing what causes it can help you better understand how to prevent it from occurring in the first place as well as how to treat it if it does occur. The three most common causes are muscle strain, poor posture, and injury; understanding these causes can help you take steps towards preventing them from occurring in the future so that you don’t have to suffer from painful episodes of lower back pain again!


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