Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt?

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

While most people experience aches and pains at one point or another, nothing can really disrupt your day like lower back pain and discomfort. In fact, According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days every year. Here’s what you should know about some of the most common causes of this frequently experienced orthopedic issue.

Muscle Strain

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons states that muscle strains are the number one cause of lumbar pain. Strains happen when the fibers of your muscle tissue are overstretched or even torn. Because your lower back helps to support most of the weight of your body, these injuries are a fairly common occurrence.

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain and discomfort caused by damage to the sciatic nerve—which carries messages from the brain, down the spinal cord, and on down to your legs. Damage to this nerve can cause pain down your side and in your lower back. This condition is most often caused by a herniated disk in the lower back.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the sideways curvature of the spine, typically taking an S or C shape and diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), scoliosis affects about 3% of people in the United States.

Physical Therapy in New Jersey

Living with persistent lower back pain can get in the way of your everyday life if left untreated. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we work with you to assess your condition and help you get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible. Whether you’ve suffered from an injury or you’re experiencing persistent pain, we will work with you to create your unique plan to get you back on the right track.


Contact us today at ProFysio! Simply call (732) 812-5200 or reach out online. We have 5 locations across New Jersey to meet your needs.

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