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Back Pain Causes: Weak Muscles a major Cause of Back Pain


With most adults experiencing lower back pain sometime during their life, it’s important to understand what cause back problems, what treatment is available and how these conditions can be avoided. A main cause of an aching back is weak back muscles. Overworked (strained) muscles, improper lifting, stress, physical activity, even a hard sneeze can cause discomfort and pain. Most of us are weekend warriors. During the week we sit in our cars commuting to work. Then we sit at a desk pounding the key board. Comes the weekend and we’re out on the golf links, playing tennis or any number of weekend activities. Monday morning rolls around and we can barely get out of bed! What happened?

Because of our sedentary lifestyle our muscles are weak. Back and stomach muscles unused to physical activity are put under stress and the results are a sore back. Fortunately it’s not serious and usually you’ll feel better after a couple of days.

Treatment: Usually some ice, rest and an anti-inflammatory like Advil will probably take care of the aches and pain. If pain persists or gets worse see your doctor.

Prevention: But how do you prevent lower back pain? Well the answer is to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. There are many exercises and programs available. Some may do more harm than good. A physical therapist can show you the correct exercises for your specific problem. One of the top rated programs is called the Lose The Back Pain System developed by therapists and doctors of the Healthy back Institute. This program has helped thousands by strengthening muscles and eliminating muscles imbalance. Muscle weakness is a common cause of lower back pain.

The good news is that it’s usually not serious and can be prevented with a well designed program of exercises. As someone who has suffered with a bad back and who has endured months of physical therapy and an operation, I can tell you there are solutions for your discomfort.


Source by Peter Turner

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