EXERCISE TIPS-Prevent Back pain

CAUSES OF PACK PAIN

  • Bending awkwardly
  • Pushing something
  • Pulling something
  • Carrying something
  • Lifting something
  • Standing for long periods
  • Bending down for long periods
  • Twisting
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Muscle tension
  • Over-stretching
  • Straining the neck forward, such as when driving or using a computer
  • Long driving sessions without a break, even when not hunched

Risk factors

A risk factor is something which increases the likelihood of developing a condition or disease. For example, obesity significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes type 2. Therefore, obesity is a risk factor for diabetes type 2.

The following factors are linked to a higher risk of developing low back pain:

  • A mentally stressful job
  • Pregnancy – pregnant women are much more likely to get back pain
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Age – older adults are more susceptible than young adults or children
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender – back pain is more common among females than males
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Smoking
  • Strenuous physical exercise (especially if not done properly)
  • Strenuous physical work.

 

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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