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What causes low back pain?

Even with today's technology, the exact cause of low back pain can be found in very few cases. In most cases, back pain may be a symptom of many different causes, including any/several of the following:

  • overuse, strenuous activity, or improper use (i.e., repetitive or heavy lifting, exposure to vibration for prolonged periods of time)
  • trauma/injury/fracture
  • degeneration of vertebrae (often caused by stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine, or the effects of aging)
  • infection
  • abnormal growth (tumor)
  • obesity (often caused by increased weight on the spine and pressure on the discs)
  • poor muscle tone in the back
  • muscle tension or spasm
  • sprain or strain
  • ligament or muscle tears
  • joint problems (e.g., spinal stenosis)
  • smoking
  • protruding or herniated (slipped) disk
  • disease (e.g., osteoarthritis, spondylitis, compression fractures)

Can low back pain be prevented?

The following may help to prevent low back pain:

  • practicing correct lifting techniques
  • maintaining correct posture while sitting, standing, and sleeping
  • exercising regularly (with proper stretching before participation)
  • avoiding smoking
  • maintaining a healthy weight
  • reducing emotional stress which may cause muscle tension
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