Lower back pain can happen suddenly or evolve over time, brought on by everything from awkward movements to staying still for too long. Your back contains one of the largest muscle groups in your body, and lower back pain can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating. Explore the most common lower back causes and what you can do to alleviate pain with IMPACT Physical Therapy.
Lower back pain is one the most cited medical reasons for people missing work. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to aggravate this area. Activities that can cause lower back pain include:
These events can trigger the most common lower back pain causes, which are:
Sometimes, back pain concentrates on only one side of your body, resulting in either lower left back pain or lower right back pain. One-sided back pain can stem from any of the aforementioned causes, but it also results from issues happening within organs near your mid-back, pelvis, or abdominals.
If you are experiencing lower left or right back pain, it could be coming from your:
In many cases, lower back pain that’s coming from other internal organs will see additional side effects. If you are only experiencing pain concentrated on one side of your back with no other symptoms, you may be able to rule these issues out.
Nearly 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain at some point, but if your pain persists for more than several weeks without improvement, you should seek professional attention. At IMPACT Physical Therapy, we can assess your symptoms and develop a custom care plan to help you find relief. Request an appointment to get started.