Why is lower back pain so common?
Lower back problems result from a variety of factors. It isn’t possible to point to one specific cause.
Unsurprisingly, it is partly the result of us living more sedentary lifestyles. We are less active than in previous generations. And some issues are anatomical.
But lower back problems aren’t just a result of poor posture. Likewise, the fact we sit around so much more doesn’t tell the full story.
Increasingly, experts are realizing that the psychological and social aspects also play a role. You may well have experienced back pain when you were stressed out at work. Or when the kids started playing up.
Whatever the cause, one thing is clear. Stopping all forms of movement is not the answer. In fact, the complete opposite is true. In most cases, exercise and movement are a great way to counteract the problem.