There are different causes for back pain resp. they often occur relating to diseases. Back pain is mostly caused by poor posture and injuries. One of the most common poor postures is sitting for too long. But why is sitting for too long causing back pain? And are there other causing factors?
Back pain due to sitting for too long
In modern society, we frequently sit for too long: at work, at home or at school. And most of the time we are sitting in cars, in the bus or the subway. During sitting, the spine and the musculature of the back are more strained than during standing or walking. An improper sitting posture results in a round back and weak abdominal muscles. Due to a round back, the intervertebral discs are unevenly strained. This might lead to an undersupply of nutrients. Furthermore, the frequent irritation of single vertebral body elements may cause inflammations and pain. Besides back pain and tensions, sitting for too long also strains the cardio-vascular-system and it may lead to varicose veins, head ache, circulatory disturbances and diabetes. So, try to sit dynamically. Change your sitting position frequently, at home as well at work. Make some breaks, get up, stretch yourself.
Back pain due to lack of movement
Sitting for too long leads to a lack of movement. Due to the lopsided posture the muscles have a poor blood supply and therefore harden – tensions arise. Try to exercise sufficiently. Ride your bike to work. Take the stairs instead of the escalator. Go for a short walk at your lunch break. Do a back-friendly sport like swimming or hiking.
Back pain due to unfavorable shoes
Wearing unfavorable shoes also might cause back pain. Are the shoes too high (heel height more than 3 cm) the spine has to balance the unnatural food posture. Are the shoes too tight, the circulation is disturbed. Are the shoes too roomy and too long, the risk of twisting the ankle increases. When buying shoes, look for elastic shoes with low heels. In addition, gymnastics and walking barefoot strengthen the muscles in your lower back and so prevent back pain.
Back pain due to mental reasons
Mental reasons, too, might cause back pain. Sorrows, anxiety and stress all contribute to muscular tensions. Furthermore, a permanent overstrain leads to a mobilization of the pain processing area in our body and pains are sensed without experiencing an actual injury.
Back pain and relieving posture
Back pains often limit motion sequences in everyday life. Furthermore, people concerned automatically adapt a relieving posture to relieve the pain as good as possible. This posture leads to further malpositions. A vicious circle begins: further pains arise and the causes for the initial pain don’t cease. Try to counteract your back pain with fasciae-releasing techniques, with massages and acupuncture and avoid the original cause for your back pain. Are you experiencing acute pain, seek medical advice.