Quick Video Outlining Several Back Pain Causes

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you probably have read that I believe that most cases of back pain are caused by muscles strains from static postures, weak muscles, or over used muscles that are a result of having to sit all day at a desk or at a computer.

People don’t realize how many problems prolonged sitting can cause. This is because the body is not meant to stay in one position for extended periods of time. As humans, we were made to move frequently and throughout all our waking hours.

Being chained to an office or desk is actually contrary to our human nature, but, hey, what are you going to do? You have to earn a living right?

Well, one of the first things you can do begin to treat your back is to understand what is causing your pain.

This short video will briefly go over some of the primary causes of back pain and it points out the actual structures and how they can be affected.


You’ll notice that the first on the list in the video is muscular strain that comes from overuse. We we talk about overuse, it doesn’t have to be traumatic or strenuous. In fact, you really can’t get an overuse injury from doing something challenging or aggressive.

Overuse injury come from over doing small and simple movements over a period of time or days. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one overuse injury that most people have heard of. Typing or working on a computer is what most people think of when ask what the cause of carpal tunnel is. It’s the small muscles in the hands and forearms that get overused when a person is stuck typing all day or doing something similar.

But an overuse injury can come from working any muscle over and over again in small and simple movements. So, theoretically, you could have an overuse injury in most any muscle or group of muscles in the body. And this is what this particular video is pointing out.

For more information on over use injuries see this

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