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Three back pain triggers you must avoid

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Back pain trigger #1

Sitting wrong

When your upper back rounds, it gives you a Hunchback of Notre Dame look. It also makes it nearly impossible to treat back pain. Before you get an “S-curved spine” it will start with a hunchback or rounding of the upper back. And it happens because of sitting.

If you sit for 12 to 13 hours every day, you’re likely to have back pain. The more you sit the more likely it is to develop back pain. We do not know how to sit properly and many people sit in a way that pulls their spine out of alignment. When you sit over a computer, watch TV or just relax, because of wrong posture you often have backpain.

What is a wrong posture?

If your shoulders and neck are pulled forward, it will have a negative impact on your spine. When the shoulders are pulled forward, your back will form a hunchback to compensate. Over time your upper back muscles will get weaker and weaker and the round form of your back will get worse. Then there will be backpain also

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This is a process which is known as “Kyphosis.” If you want to get relief from back pain, you will have to heal kyphosis.

Backpain trigger #2

When your upper back rounds, it will create a side effect of pushing your head forward. It can result in ugly forward head posture and the consequences of such a condition of devastating. If you sit down, drive, work at a computer, watch TV or even if you look at your phone for a long duration, it will create additional 60 pounds of force on your spinal column. This intense pressure on your spinal column will make neck and low back pain worse.

This is an intense pressure and it’s like a 60 pound dumbbell going through one of the discs in your spine. That is why you suffer from neck pain along with headaches and migraines. All of these are caused by ugly forward head posture.

Because of the extra pressure on your backpain becomes worse. It will also cause nasty neck pain and then headaches which will render you useless as you will not be able to do anything and not event spend some time with your family. If you want to get better, you will have to do really is the 60 pounds of pressure on your spine.

Back pain trigger #3

Problem of the lower back due to sitting

We have already come across the problem of sitting for a long duration as it causes kyphosis. When you sit for long duration it also impacts your lower spine. It is called as anterior pelvic tilt or lordosis. The curve at the base of your spine becomes overextended. It is dangerous for you because it can increase the risk of herniated discs, trapped nerves and sciatic pain. When you sit down for long durations, your hip flexor muscles become extremely tight and these muscles are directly connected to your spine at discs L3 and L4. If the muscles are very tight, day pull, yank, and twist on the L3 and L4 discs.

If that happens, these discs are pulled out of place consistently and it can result in a huge overextension at your lower back. It will cause extreme back pain and the pain will get worse over time. If it is not attended at the right time, it may result in the need for surgery in future. Â Ã‚ 

References References 1. The Back Pain Breakthrough
2.Back Pain
3.Low Back Pain Fact Sheet