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Bad Habits That Cause Lower Back Pain

Bad Habits That Cause Lower Back Pain

Bad Back Habits to Nip in The Bud

Spring is rounding the corner, and that means cleaning up your act—including ridding yourself of bad habits wreaking havoc on your spinal health. The spinal experts at Inspired Spine nare here to share some common habits that may be wreaking havoc on your spinal health.

Having Poor Posture

Whether you spend a lot of your time sitting, standing, or walking around—we’re all guilty of letting our shoulders hunch every now and then. However, this seemingly harmless habit can actually lead to back pain. When you allow yourself to slouch, this puts additional stain on the supportive muscles in the back, leading to stiffness and weakness.

Leading a Sedentary Lifestyle

Spending a lot of time in a seated or lying position can also be a culprit for back pain and discomfort. When you lead an inactive lifestyle, your supportive muscles become weak from lack of use. This can cause pinched nerves and herniated disks to develop due to the addition; pressure being placed on the spine.

Carrying a Heavy Bag

If you carry a purse or a bookbag, the amount of stuff you carry around with you can also lead to spinal health issues. When you overload your bag, it can cause your shoulders to become rounded and curve in an inappropriate way, leading to unnecessary added strain on the neck, back, and shoulders.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Minnesota

When it comes to aches and pains, discomfort that affects your back can be more than just an annoyance — it can negatively affect your quality of life and your independence. At Inspired Spine, our experienced and knowledgeable spinal surgeons are dedicated to relieving your chronic back pain with the least invasive treatment possible.


To schedule a free consultation with one of our spine surgeons, call (952) 225-5266 today.