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Lower Back Pain - What's Causing Your Back Pain and What You Can Do to Stop It

By Edited Aug 18, 2016 1 3

Many people have experienced lower back pain or will at some point in their lives. It is a common medical symptom. The good news is that sometimes the back pain is caused by doing very routine activities. For example you can easily strain your back when you lift something, garden, or, perform any number of physical activities.

Many times lower back pain will cease on its own. To help facilitate this process, rest your back as much as you can. Stay away from activities that cause back pain until you feel better.

If your lower back pain does not go away then call your doctor. Sometimes back pain is a symptom of a problem with one of your organs, such as your kidneys or your appendix. Get a thorough check up from your physician so that you can find out why you are experiencing lower back pain.

But before you call your doctor about your lower back pain, try the helpful tips listed below.

Over time, having poor posture while sitting or standing can cause lower back pain. So maybe Mom wasn't just being picky when she told you to stop slouching. She might have been trying to save you from back pain. Improving your posture could alleviate lower back discomfort.

If you have a job where you sit down all day then this could cause lower back pain. Sitting in an uncomfortable chair could also trigger back pain discomfort. So try standing up every now and then. Take a break when you can and get up out of the chair and walk around so that your lower back muscles get a stretch.

Proper exercises may help alleviate lower back pain. The keyword here is "proper". Doing the wrong type of exercises when you are suffering from lower back pain can actually make the discomfort worse. But a few reps of exercises geared specifically toward alleviating back pain can help you get your back feeling pain free again.

Try some of the suggestions above so that your lower back pain will start to diminish over time. And be kind to your back. Always use best health practices such as not performing tasks that could possibly injure or strain your back muscles. For example, always lift with your knees and use a back support belt when needed.


Aug 21, 2010 12:40pm
Thanks for the suggestions - sometimes, though it is very hard to rest one's back especially if you have a toddler who needs your attention almost all the time!
Sep 4, 2010 1:09pm
Good points and well said!
Sep 22, 2010 11:34pm
I have never associated back pain with kidney problem.
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