Common Causes of Back Pain

Common Causes of Back Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
How many times did your mother tell you to stand up straight and stop slouching? As always, mother knew best! What you recall as nagging, actually was concern for legitimate medical reasons! Mother knew poor posture isn’t just unattractive; it’s also a catalyst for back pain and the many other medical conditions that can be attributed to back pain. Poor posture while doing everyday activities such as sitting at your computer, walking, or driving actually pushes your head forward, which brings your shoulders and neck forward as well. In fact, without a properly aligned spine, a number of other conditions – including gastrointestinal issues, difficulty breathing, and headaches – might eventually accompany your back pain.