What Causes Back Pain from Bending Over & Straightening Up?

Category: Back Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: December 16, 2014

bending back painThe motion of bending forward is incredibly common. You probably bend over more than you realize to pick something up or set something down. Because this is such a regular task, back pain in this area can be a big obstacle that impedes on a person’s daily life. This blog will focus on the causes and treatment options for back pain that occurs when a patient bends forward and straightens up again.

Causes of Bending Back Pain

Each type of back pain has its cause. Pain from bending over and straightening back up can be the result of any of the following:

All of these factors can lead to pain in the cervical or lumbar region of the spine.

Tips for Avoiding Bending Back Pain

We put our spines to work every single day. As a result, the best way to lessen back pain is by amending those everyday habits that can lead to back pain in the first place. Here are a few lifestyle tips for avoiding back pain:

  • Employ proper lifting techniques. Lifting heavy objects incorrectly can lead to injury and immense back pain over time. For more on this, read our previous blog on how to avoid back pain while lifting.
  • Stay in Shape. Exercise regularly and stay in shape. Maintaining a strong core and a healthy body weight helps greatly in the fight against back pain.
  • Stand & Stretch. Sitting for long periods of time during the day (e.g. at your desk) can put a lot of pressure on your spine. If you have to sit for large portions of the day, stand up, stretch, and walk around at regular intervals.

If you are experiencing severe back pain when you bend, contact a spine specialist right away to address the root of the issue and get you back to a pain-free life.

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