Comedians used to joke about headache when they said, “Not tonight, honey.” But they got it wrong. Back pain is the real passion killer.
Dealing with this pain is not just about physical suffering – it is a debilitating health issue with grave implications on the mental health of the sufferer.
You would be surprised to know that up to 80% of the population experience back pain at some time in their lives. Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities.
Most cases of back ache are mechanical or non-organic – meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. Then, what’s the reason behind getting chronic back pain? Why is it so common?
Here are the most common reasons for back pain:
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The good news, of course, is that once you add a regular stretching routine to your daily life, and once you strengthen the core muscles that support your spine, you will not only alleviate your low back pain but also help prevent recurring bouts of it.
Like all good machines, you need to warm up your spine and condition your muscles before becoming a champion at what you do, whether it’s swimming, gardening, lifting heavy weights, running after your kids or playing soccer on the field.
To know more on what you can do to prevent or manage back pain, read on this blog - Backache: Prevention and Management