Low Back Pain

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Explore the causes of low back pain.

Low back pain is the most common reason for work absences and costs $50 billions annually. Back pain can significantly affect your quality of life and your ability to perform your usual activities of daily living. You may experience back pain in any part of your back, although your lumbar spine, or low back, is one of the most common locations for back-related problems. Back pain may be caused by traumatic injuries, overuse injuries, poor posture, physical deconditioning or muscle imbalances throughout your body. Back pain may also be caused by certain organ problems.

Possible causes of back pain include:

  • Ligament sprain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Leg length inequality
  • Fracture
  • Low back problems should always be assessed by a chiropractor