Addressing the problem
- analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs (prescribed by my doctor),
- heat and ice packs,
- spinal manipulation and mobilization (Chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists),
When to get immediate medical advice
- you feel numbness or tingling around your genitals or buttocks
- difficulty peeing
- loss of bladder or bowel control
- unintentional weight loss
- a deformity or swelling in your back
- the pain does not improve after resting or is worse at night
- your pain started after a serious accident, such as a car accident
- you’re having problems sleeping because of it
- when sneezing, coughing, or pooing your pain is worse
Causes and risk factors
Sitting at a desk all day.
Standing for long periods.
- Stand up straight and tall
- Keep your shoulders back
- Pull your stomach in
- Put your weight mostly on the balls of your feet
- Keep your head level
- Let your arms hang down naturally at your sides
- Keep your feet about shoulder-width apart
Carrying weight incorrectly.
Lack of exercise.
Overdoing at the gym.
Lower Back Pain Workout
- Exercise as a treatment for chronic low back pain
- The Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain — Bed Rest, Exercises, or Ordinary Activity?
- A Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain