Daily Activities Lead to Lower Back Injuries

September 19, 2009
George Grove

More than 80 percent of the population suffers from some form of low back pain.

Significant daily work productivity is lost because of individuals suffering from low back pain. Low back problems can even cause some individuals to lose or quit their jobs. Low back pain can be triggered by many things such as a muscle strain from overuse; an injury to muscles, ligaments, bones, or discs that support the spine; or pressure on nerves located in the back.

A low back injury can cause pain, weakness, numb feeling, or even loss of limb use. Some common back disorders include but not limited to:

- Herniated disc (slipped disc): When the discs of the back which are located between the bones of the back (vertebrae) are injured, they may bulge abnormally or even break open. More…