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Common Causes for Lower Back Pains


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke about 80% of adults experience lower back pains at some point of their life. This is also a common reason why we get a lot of first time patient visits. There are many causes to why lower back pains can start and we will be discussing some common causes for lower back pains.

Muscle Strains

The muscles and ligaments in the back can stretch or tear due to excess activity. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the lower back, as well as muscle spasms. Rest and physical therapy are remedies for these symptoms.

Sciatica

Your sciatic nerve is your bodies longest nerve and one very important. When it's irritated you'll experience what is called Sciatica. This irritation can occur when you have a herniated disc if it's pressed against the sciatic nerve. This can cause pain that usually feels like burning or like you're being poked by pins and needles.

Abnormal Spine Curvatures

Many of lower back problems could be a result of a pre-existing conditions from your childhood or adolescence. The abnormal curvature causes pain and poor posture because of the pressure it places on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the vertebrae.

What to do if you have lower back pains?

If you are experiencing lower back pain it's time to schedule an appointment. We'll be able to schedule you in right away.


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