What Has Caused My Lower Back Pain?

Dave O’Sullivan | July 29, 2019

Lower back pain can have a range of different causes.

Sometimes the discs and nerves can become irritated which can lead to pain in the back and down the leg. Sometimes the tissues around the back will become extremely sensitive which can cause a lot of pain in the lower back. Sometimes the lower back muscles are simply overworking because something, somewhere else, isn’t doing it’s job very well.

No matter what tissues are becoming sensitive and painful, the cause is usually down to our movement habits and behaviours.

Our movement habits and behaviours are influenced by past learned behaviour. It’s often the case that, over the years, as we pick up the odd injury here and niggle there our body develops compensation strategies to protect itself. This is completely normal and it’s the reason you don’t need a physio every time you stub your toe!

Over time, however, this build up of compensation strategies can lead to certain areas of the body (e.g. your back) doing too much work. It’s often then at periods of high stress, or when your body is a bit tired, that you do the simplest thing such as pick a slipper up off the floor and you feel your back ‘go’.

Each person’s strategy is unique to them and there injury. That’s why there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach. You need to find the true stressor unique to your body to achieve long lasting results. We will explore this in our next blog…

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