Back pain is an extremely common occurrence for many people in today’s modern society.
Studies show that over 50% of the adult population will have experienced back pain lasting for more than 24 hours.
And over 80% will also have experienced back pain or a back injury at some time in their lives and even half of that figure will have had a succession of back problems over a period of time.
Some will have had surgery and approximately another 10% will find that their condition has become chronic.
It is worth noting that in the majority of back pain cases, the condition is not serious and will quite often disappear as quickly has it appeared.
However, because of the immense number of people who are affected by back pain, the cost in lost productivity to industry and the burden to the healthcare sector is vast.
An even higher price is paid by the sufferer who has persistent back problems, because this in turn will have a detrimental effect on the quality of life.
Back pain is not caused by one isolated activity or incident, but a culmination of many years of taking your back for granted and not considering the long term issues that may occur.
Most of us do not realise how reliant we are when comes to our backs.
That everything we do, will to a certain degree require the use of our back.
So looking after your back is vital and it will be wise to realize what you do on a daily basis to avoid the possible causes and triggers that set off back pain.
Causes Of Back Pain
There are many factors that can contribute towards a back pain and in most cases, it is quite often difficult to find or identify the single cause.
These possible factors are varied, although many of them are related to each other to a certain extent
1. Past History
If you have suffered previously from back pain, you are more than likely going to be susceptible again.
2. Overweight And Diet
Being overweight, will put a lot of strain on the back muscles.
However, you can protect your back by paying attention to what you eat.
For maintaining a healthy diet is not only good for your overall health but will help prevent back injuries.
Slouching or sitting awkwardly and incorrectly in chairs is a common cause.
Standing for long periods of time or standing awkwardly
5. Physical Work
Bending, twisting, lifting, pulling, pushing will all put strain and stress on the back.
Tension in the muscles of the back, resulting in back pain can sometimes be the result of stress
This can be an issue if you already suffer from back pain.
Back pain can make you depressed and this often leads to weight gain, which in turn can put more strain on the back
It is possible to suffer from back pain whilst asleep, poor support from an old or sagging mattress may result in back stiffness when you awake.
Smoking has been cited as damaging tissue in the back.
They also tend to have a less healthy lifestyle than non-smokers.
Driving for long periods of time without a break.
Or in an hunched position or sitting too close to the steering wheel.
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