According to the study carried out by world health organization (WHO), pain in the lower and upper back is the major cause of disability for persons under the age of 45 in the world. Many people are spending billions of money looking for solutions to aching backs.
On a daily basis, many people experiencing severe or moderate pain in their lower back or upper back tend to find temporary ways to relieve their pain instead of knowing the real cause. It affects people of all ages, although a study carried out by mayo clinic revealed that those people between 35 and 55 years are more vulnerable to back pains.
Most of the time they twist and bend hoping that the pain will go away, but unfortunately, the pain may be irreversible. Pain experienced in the upper back may be caused by growth in the chest, spine swelling and ailments of the aorta whereas pain in the lower back may be related to lower back muscles and tendons around the disc and spine.
Whatever we do on a daily basis have an impact on our healthy. Poor posture and our everyday activities such as standing for a longer period, pulling or carrying something heavy, muscle tension, sitting in a bent position for a long can lead to severe pain in our back. In this era of technology, many people tend to sit in a bent position for a long period when using computers. This is very unhealthy for the back since it results to increased pain in the area.
Doing regular exercises helps to activate the core muscles such as back muscles that are responsible for lifting the spine that you have not been using. It, therefore, keeps mobility in the spine since inactive and weak muscles make a person experience severe pain. In addition, those people who spend most of their time sitting in the office for more than 8 hours a day are advised to take a break of at least once an hour to stretch and move around to reduce the pain experienced.