FEELING GREAT: The common causes of lower back pain

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Sometimes it happens…

You’re chugging along nicely. You feel fit and well. And you think your health problems are way off in the future for another day.

Then suddenly… You feel something not quite right (in your lower back).

Maybe you even begin to kid yourself that it’s nothing.

That it will go away on its own. Or you just pass it off as having just slept awkwardly, or something simple like that.

But there’s no obvious reason why. No clue. No real explanation.

And if that’s happened to you…

“Relax”!

I know it’s easier said than done, but honestly, there are lots of reasons why your back pain might have happened and best, most, if not all, are really easy to fix.

For example…

l It could just be a simple case that your lower back muscles have finally packed up after years of “abuse” and more likely, “over use” (and if that’s the case, I know the two things to do to solve that...)

l Maybe you got injured years ago, thought nothing of it at the time because the pain came and went without much fuss (as it usually does when you’re a bit younger...), but sometimes the real damage is silent and has been slow in building and has finally decided to surface now that your body isn’t quite as flexible or as strong as it was, in say your 20s or 30s.

l Perhaps you sit a lot? At work or in your car, or maybe you’ve just picked up a bit of a bad habit that means you “slouch” (on the couch) when you’re watching TV, or maybe you sleep in a funny way? All of which can damage your back, given enough time.

Or how about this little one...

l If you’re the one person in the house that is left to do ALL the house work, is always cleaning the floor and picking things up after the kids or grandkids...or you spend time in the garden attending to “it’s” needs constantly... ...then there’s a chance that because you’re always leaning forwards and bending over, and so forgetting to take care of your own needs, that the toll that this has taken is finally beginning to surface (...in the form of the back pain and stiffness you’re now suffering).

And the list goes on. But rarely does it ever get more complex than anything you’ve just read above. In fact, I often argue that back pain is inevitable and almost unavoidable.

That it’s actually the sign of an active and “on-the-go” kind of life where you’ve put to good use everything that you’ve been given.

It just so happens (and is unfortunate) that when you hit *40*, definitely *50*, and most certainly *60*, that the really strong back that you once had, isn’t so much any more.

l Next week, all the 7 ways in which you can settle back pain, will be revealed.