4 Common Causes of Back Pain

4 Common Causes of Back Pain (source: Treat Your Own Back)

Maintaining a natural lordotic curve is essential in preventing postural related back pain. These curves work as shock absorbers, helping to distribute weight along the length of the spine.

Neglecting your posture, sitting and standing for long hours with poor posture, and lifting improperly can all lead to back pain. 

Below are the 4 most common causes of back pain:

#1  Postural Neglect:

#2  Sitting: 

#3  Standing (or poor lying posture)

#4  Lifting:


Treat Your Own Back by Robin McKenzie, explains how proper body alignment and posture are essential and by integrating the McKenzie Method home exercise program, your back pain will “centralize” and resolve itself.



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