Back pain and lower back pain can catch us out at any time, but common causes are poor posture, bending incorrectly, twisting the back or lifting heavy objects. When you experience a pain in your back it is usually a symptom of stress caused to the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the back.
Back pain is extremely common and most of us will experience it in our lifetime. It’s estimated up to 8 in every 10 people in the UK are affected by back pain at some point.1
Back pain covers a large area. It can cause discomfort along your spine, from your neck, right down to the hips.
Symptoms of lower back pain range from feeling tension and stiffness, to experiencing pain and soreness.
In most cases back pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. If your pain is ongoing, you may need further support such as physiotherapy.
Try to avoid sitting for too long. Take breaks from driving or walk away from your desk at work as often as you can.