What Causes Repeat Low Back Strains & Sprains?
Back Strain Causes
We do know that some people are vulnerable to repeated lower back sprains and strains. While it is easier to understand that lifting a heavy load in an awkward position can cause back back, it's harder to comprehend how a simple movement can hurt your back. Yes, it can happen by simply leaning forwards to pick up your tea cup or when bending to brush your teeth!
Basically the reason is poor local joint control. The main reason for this is poor or non-existent muscle activation of the deep core stability muscles. These muscles are small but are right next to the joint to control excessive slides and glides. When they don't work properly, the joint can slide too far and strain it's supportive ligaments. Ouch! That hurts.
The good news is poor core stability can be easily corrected to prevent back pain. Please contact your physio for more information or to have your core activation accurately assessed.
High risk factors of back pain include:
- sudden forceful movement
- lifting a heavy object
- twisting the back
- coughing or sneezing
- prolonged sitting with poor posture
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