Low Back Pain

What Causes Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is the number one reason people worldwide visit their doctor and miss work.

If you’ve dealt with it in the past (or maybe even right now), you know back pain can change your life in an instant.

Not being able to enjoy hobbies, difficulty in your ability to work, and a sneaking suspicion that you may never get “back to normal” are all normal when you’re experiencing a bout of back pain.

Here are the three most common causes of back pain:

  1. Sprain/Strain Injuries: Repetitive stress can create inflammation and lead to sprains or strains.
  2. Spinal Disc Issues: Disc bulges and herniations can press on your spinal nerves, leading to back pain that travels to other parts of the body.
  3. Arthritis: As you get older, your body will naturally go through some degenerative changes, and if your spinal joints become inflamed, you may notice some pain.

For over 80% of us, back pain will be something we deal with at some point in our lives.

While it may feel like you’ll never get back to your old self, chances are you will!

An overwhelming majority of people recover from back pain naturally, with improving some routine habits like exercises, posture and movements, or with a little additional help from a chiropractor.

Remember, even if you typically recover by taking it easy for a few days, it’s still a smart decision to visit a chiropractor to discover the specific steps you can take to reduce your individual chances of experiencing back pain in the future.

Get advice on how to help your back pain.

Back Pain Symptoms and Causes. Mayo Clinic. 2020.

Dr. Joel Weisberg

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, feel cared for, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well™.

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