Activities That May Lead to Back Pain

\"shutterstock_45857833\"If you don’t suffer from some degree of back pain, there’s a good chance that you know someone who does suffer from chronic or intermittent back pain. Back pain, especially low back pain, is one of the most common ailments treated by a primary care physician, and it can be a difficult condition to treat. Treating back pain is challenging because it’s important to know the source of the pain. Some back pain is brought on by a sudden injury such as a fall or a car accident, while other types of back pain develop gradually and are degenerative in nature, meaning the condition will only get worse.

If you suffer from back pain, please don’t feel as though there’ no hope for you; there are many very successful treatments for back pain available today once a proper diagnosis is made. Dr. Any Fine and his medical team have treated hundreds of patients with back pain, and we are here to help you, too. If you are looking for a primary care physician in Littleton, Colorado or surrounding areas, please give us a call today. We’ll get you scheduled for an initial consultation as soon as possible so we can get started right away working to alleviate any pain you may have.

Activities That May Cause Back Pain

There are certain activities that can lead to back pain, and if you have suffered back pain in the past, you may want to avoid certain activities that cause back pain. Let’s take a look at some bad habits or lifestyle choices that may lead to some degree of back pain.

  1. Not exercising: Many of us are guilty of working long hours and neglecting our bodies by not participating in enough physical activity. Not exercising can cause muscles to weaken, causing instability in the back muscles.
  2. Bad posture: Poor posture strains your muscles and puts undue stress on your spine. Make a conscious effort to stand properly—with your knees slightly bent, and with one foot forward to take pressure off the lower back and reduce back strain. Sit with your hips slightly higher than your knees to avoid low back pain and keep your back in the best position possible while working those long hours at the office.
  3. Lifting heavy objects incorrectly: This is one very common cause of back injuries, so if you have a job that requires a great deal of lifting, you must lift properly.  Bend your knees and use the power of your legs, keeping the weight close to the body always be sure to avoid twisting your body while lifting heavy objects.

There are many other common causes of back pain but these are the most common culprits a primary care physician will often see in his/her practice. If you suffer from back pain and want relief, please contact Andy Fine, M.D., Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist and Primary Care Physician in Littleton, Colorado today.

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkdin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Leave a comment

Family Medicine Conveniently Located in Littleton, CO

Address

20 W Dry Creek Circle
Littleton, CO 80120

Hours

7:00am - 5:00pm
Mon - Fri

Phone

(303) 703-8583

Book Your Appointment

Scroll to Top