Joondalup Chiropractic Clinic

10 Risk Factors for developing Low Back Pain

  1. Previous episode of low back pain
  2. Long periods sitting in the office or driving
  3. Repetitive bending and lifting at work or the gym – especially when performed to exhaustion
  4. Poor general health – poor diet, inadequate exercise and emotional stress
  5. Less than 7 hours sleep per night
  6. Poor posture sitting – slumped in a chair
  7. Poor bending posture – bending from the waist and twisting while in a bent position
  8. Tight Hip flexors, hamstrings and back muscles
  9. Weak core
  10. Aging – older patients heal slower, lose flexibility and are generally less active

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