Most of the common sighs one perceives might just be due to that acute sting in the back. Mostly it begins with a twinge and then it starts to radiate down the back as your daily activity continues. Then the bothersome becomes dangerous when even just a movement appears hard.

One of the most common niggles of the nation, spreading from a teen to the old, ‘back pain’ is extremely devastating if not diagnosed and treated correctly and on time.

While lifting heavy things, falling, or taking a bad step on stairs or ladders many of us have hurt our backs. But there are some everyday back pain triggers that many people aren’t even aware of. Let’s have a look at some likely causes of the acute sting that terrors one and all.

Factors that trigger high-risk back pain –

 

1. Obesity/overweight:

 

The risk for back pain is more for overweight people especially for people with extra weight around the mid-section as it pulls the pelvis forward, creating stress on the lower back.

 

2. Sedentary lifestyles:

 

Lack of exercise can cause or worsen back pain due to an increase in stiffness and weakened muscles. Even any sudden pressures can injure your back as the muscles are stiff and inactive due to lack of activities.

 

3. Mentally stressful life:

 

Most people who are under stress and don’t manage it effectively tend to sleep poorly, have a poor diet and get a little exercise. Mental distress can cause muscle tensions resulting in physical or neurological imbalances which might stimulate back-pains.

 

4. Smoking:

 

People who smoke are prone to develop low back pain almost three times more than non-smokers.

 

5. Strenuous physical work/exercise:

 

A regular overstated risky physical labor or even an improper physical workout can strain your spine leading to severe back pain. For instance, lifting something heavy not in a proper manner every day or occasionally, can raise your chances of hurting your back.

 

6. Accidents, injuries & other internal issues:

 

Past accidents, kidney stones or other kidney-related issues, menstruation, ovarian and uterus issues, etc. can also contribute to being a cause.

 

7. Pregnancy:

 

Back pain is common among pregnant women as it is caused due to the strain on their back muscles.

 

8. Age:

Bones and disks in our spines can degenerate over time, causing stiffness and soreness making older adults more susceptible to the tremor than young adults or children.