Lower Back Pain: 3 Potential Causes

26 June 2019
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There are many things that can start your day off bad, but one of the worst may be waking up to aches and pain in your lower back. If you are lucky enough to never have experienced back pain, then it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly what the culprit of your sudden back pain is. Luckily, you can make an appointment with your local chiropractor who has experience treating back issues and can help in diagnosing the problem. In the meantime, here are a few of the reasons why you may be having lower back pain. 

Muscle Strain 

Have you recently changed your exercise regimen to something a bit more intense? Or maybe you have lifted some heavy boxes at work or helped a friend move? If you overwork the muscles in the lower back, it can result in the muscle tearing or otherwise becoming damaged. A muscle strain can be the result of the accumulation of pressure and tension in the lower back, or it can literally happen overnight. Generally, a muscle strain will not cause long-lasting pain the way that other lower back problems will. Instead, all you need is a little rest and relaxation to alleviate your pain. 

Herniated Disc 

Normal wear and tear and aging can cause some of the fluid to weaken and transform the lower back disc from spongey to hard. Once a herniated disc protrudes from the outside layer of the disc and begins irritating the nerve root, you will experience pain. All it takes is walking or running to feel significant pain. Generally, this pain is temporary and will disappear on its own after several weeks.  


Scoliosis is when you suffer from a slight curvature of your spine, and it can eventually lead to you experiencing pain in the lower back. Depending on just how deep the curvature is, the pain that you experience may not be incredibly intense. To keep the spine and low backer nimble and reduce the pain that you're dealing with, you should maintain a routine stretching and exercise regimen.  

If you are tired of waking up with lower back pain with no explanation as to why you are experiencing the pain, don't stay in pain or in the dark. Reach out to a chiropractor, such as Eric Schmetterling DC, in your area and get help with the pain and figuring out the cause of the lower back pain that you are experiencing.