Causes Of Low Back Pain You Aren’t Aware Of

Jan 13, 2017

Between 75 percent and 85 percent of the American population experiences lower back pain at least once in their lifetime.

When it affects teenagers or young adults, the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville often use the term “non-specific lower back pain” to describe the condition.

Seniors suffer from natural causes that lead to back pain and other conditions like a degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.

Any fracture that’s a result of osteoporosis often leads to low back pain, as well.

Identifying The Source of Low Back Pain

Most cases of low back pain are connected to a critical injury. When you visit our Snellville Chiropractic clinic, your Chiropractor will follow through with a complete examination that looks for:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal infections
  • Growths, tumors
  • Fractures

An X-ray may be used to help your Chiropractor locate the source of your pain.

Surprising Causes of Low Back Pain

Although aging tends to cause some level of low back pain, other causes may surprise you.


Having a case of the winter blues and experiencing a mood disorder, like depression, can cause pain to become more intense. Depression also makes it tough to become motivated, to exercise and often affects natural sleep patterns.

Your Cell Phone and Other Forms of Technology

Poor posture caused by maintaining a cell phone between your bent neck and shoulder or from using your mobile phone for prolonged periods does increase your risk for spinal pain

Wearing Inappropriate or Uncomfortable Shoes

When your feet hurt, you tend to walk in an altered gait pattern that causes you to shift your weight to one side of your body. This environment creates a significant amount of stress on your body, which can lead to low back pain.

Weak Core

People who are overweight tend to suffer from low back pain more than those who exercise on a regular basis.

Tight Muscles

Not stretching or exercising enough causes particular muscles like your hamstrings, hip rotator muscles, and hip joints to become constricted. This type of tension also creates a tremendous amount of stress, which often leads to an aching lower back.

Using Chiropractic Adjustments to Relieve Low Back Pain

Once your Snellville Chiropractor can determine that your low back pain is not caused by a critical disease or condition, they may follow through with a spinal or Chiropractic Adjustment to remove any subluxations that exist.

This course of action allows completely s you of any barriers that prevent your systems from functioning properly and your body from healing itself.

You can learn more about Chiropractic Adjustments, treat low back pain, or any other related matter by scheduling an appointment with AICA Snellville.

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