Postures and Low Back Muscle Strain

Photo by Larkery One cause of low back muscle strain is having an unhealthy spine through habitual poor posture. If you sit all day in a slumped position, your low back is loaded into a forward or flexed position, and the muscles of your back are continually stretched. As a result, you may be more likely to …

What To Do for Sciatica in my Leg

Photo: John Ragal There are multiple causes of sciatica or back pain that radiates down the leg(s). The most serious cause of sciatica is when a nerve root in the spine is being pinched by a bulging disc or by arthritis-type changes in the spine itself. Not only can this cause shooting pain into the leg(s) but also weakness in the …

Low Back Muscle Spasm

What Is Low Back Muscle Spasm? One presentation of low back pain is muscle spasm. This can accompany a low back strain or many other lumbar spine diagnoses. Low back muscle spasm presents as sudden, severe pain in part of the low back with decreased ability to move it for a time. For example, you …

Back Health Survey: Am I At Risk For Low Back Pain?

1. How frequently do you perform moderate-high intensity exercise? a. 5-7x/week b. 2-4x/week c. 1x/1-2 weeks d. rarely 2. How many hours/day do you sit on most days of the week? a. <4 hours/day b. 4-6 hours/day c. 7-10 hours/day d. >10 hours/day 3. How often do you perform back strengthening exercise or core strengthening? …