What Might Be Causing Your Back Pain?

Do you experience back pain? If so, you're not alone. Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits-all answer for why you experience this type of pain. There are many possible causes, and it's best to have a chat with your GP to determine which one might be causing your discomfort. Here are five potential culprits.

1. Poor Posture

A lot of people spend extended periods of time hunched over their phones and laptops, causing their posture to suffer. Poor posture can lead to misalignment in your spine, which can cause neck and back pain. Be sure to take regular breaks from looking down at screens and practice good posture during activities like sitting, standing, and walking.

2. Aging

As you age, your muscles become weaker and less flexible—a process that can cause back pain due to a lack of support or strain on specific areas of the body, such as the neck or lower back. Stretching regularly is beneficial for maintaining flexibility and strength in these areas and engaging in low-impact exercises such as swimming or yoga.

3. Stress/Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can manifest physically in your body in the form of tension headaches and backaches due to tight muscles around the neck and shoulders. This is often caused by stress hormones like cortisol being released into the body over an extended period. Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises or yoga can help alleviate this type of back pain by releasing tension from tight muscles that may be causing it.

4. Disease/Illness

Certain diseases such as arthritis or fibromyalgia may also contribute to chronic (long-term) back pain due to inflammation in joints throughout your spine which could lead to stiffness and discomfort when moving certain parts of your body, like twisting around while sitting up straight—making sure you talk with a doctor about any underlying health conditions that may be causing your aches and pains before trying any home remedies. 


These are just some of the possible causes for why you might be experiencing back pain. Still, many more possibilities exist, including genetic disorders like scoliosis. If none of these seems likely, then make sure you consult a qualified physician who can help diagnose what's going on with your spine and give advice on how best to treat it. If you would like further info and advice about the causes of back pain and the treatment options, contact a local medical centre today.