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The causes of back pain

May 8th, 2014


We’re continuing today with our look at the most common problems people come to us with. Second only to shoulder tension is the famous complaint of back pain!

Many people suffer with this problem, often suffering in silence or feeling it would be impossible to address the problem successfully. Well, I’d like to let you know that it’s not hopeless! It can often be a hard road to improve your condition, but it’s a road that is well worth travelling down if you can make the mental and physical commitment.

The causes of back pain

The main causes of back pain are often very similar to the causes of shoulder tension, as I talked about in my previous blog. Poor posture, often linked to sitting at a desk or computer all day, can make you spend most of your time in an unnatural position. The same goes for people that spend a lot of their life behind the wheel of a car or other vehicle. Often this will manifest itself in lower back pain, or pain around the shoulder area.

Another common cause is pelvic misalignment or a twisted posture, which is often something people are born with or develop during childhood. Obviously no-one is to blame for that! Improving the problem is not impossible though, as we will see.

Other causes of back pain include carrying excess body weight (which can put stress on the spine), careless lifting of heavy objects, over exercising, lack of sleep or adequate rest, lack of fluid intake, pre-menstrual stress or depression. As you can see, there are many causes! In the next blog, I will be talking about how we at Rikyu can help you with your discomfort. Please join me!