What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Pain in your lower back is almost always caused by muscles.  Why?

Muscles move bones, joints and disks in your spine.  Muscles are the prime movers of your body!  You can move only  because you have muscles.

Yay, muscles!!

On the other hand, when your muscles get out of balance–too strong on one side of your body and too weak on the other then we don’t say, “Yay, muscles!”

We say, “Ouch!”

Dang muscles causing low back pain.

Well, it’s not their fault.  They wouldn’t be unhappy and complaining if we did everything perfectly in all of our movements.

But we don’t.  🙁

But we can change. 🙂  Here’s how:

We can add movements that balance our muscles better.  We can use all of our muscles instead of the same old ones over and over.

Did you know we have over 300 muscles in our bodies?  Yet most of us get stuck using the same 70 or so over and over.  This is what creates muscle imbalance.

Here are two common scenarios:

  • If the muscles in the front of your body are stronger than the back muscles, they will give you too much curve in your lower back.
  • If the muscles in the back are stronger than the front, that will pull the curve out of your lower back.  You will not have enough of a hollow behind your waist.

Either of those situations will cause pain in your low back (and your neck and head.)

Sometimes exercises for low back pain just don’t work.  (Because they are not the ones your body needs!)  The causes of low back pain vary from person to person.  That means the movements for you to do to feel better will also vary.

One size does not fit all.

You can find more articles at http://SimpleBackPainRelief.com about the causes and natural remedies for lower back pain.