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Lower Back Pain: 5 Ways Motion Causes and Perpetuates It 2017-05-15T17:13:24+00:00

Lower Back Pain: 5 Ways Motion Causes and Perpetuates It

Micro-motion and disc degeneration

If discs in your spine are degenerating, this can cause pain from something called micro-motion. This certainly results in lower back pain and takes place a vertebral level. This is often categorized as a degenerative disc disease
This disease has many symptoms that are somewhat common, such as:
-When sitting down the pain in your lower back starts up and/or gets worse.
-Physical activities like twisting, lifting, and bending almost causing pain
-You prefer to run and walk rather than stand or sit because you are not in as much pain during those activities.
-Pain worsens when lying down. While sleeping or sitting, you constantly change positions but never find a comfortable position.

A lot of movement causes bone spurs

Constant movement due to attempts to alleviate pain and find comfort often results in disc degeneration as well as joint instability. When this happens, bone spurs often begin to form. Bone spurs are painful, irregular bone growths that typically being forming on the facet joints. They aren’t always a result of disc degeneration. They sometimes can just be a natural result of aging. Either way, if they get too big then the person becomes at risk of spinal stenosis; also painful.

Breakdown of cartilage from too much motion

Athletes (constantly in motion) are more at risk for something called spinal osteoarthritis. It’s basically a cartilage breakdown in the back of the spine specifically between facet joints. One major symptom is inflamed joints which lead to more joint degeneration which leads to more pain overall. Your spine becomes less flexible during spinal osteoarthritis as well. Other symptoms include:
-Increased lower back pain during early mornings and late nights
-Increased sacroiliac join pain during early mornings and late nights
-Pain suddenly decreases during the middle of the day
-Lower back pain extending to the groin and butt area

Disc herniation from lumbar spine motion

The lumbar spine is the actual name of the lower back area. When the lumbar spine is in motion constantly, it is, in fact, carrying the burden of all your torso weight, making you more susceptible to injury. All the discs in your spine, the two lowest ones tend to be the most effected by strain and become herniated more than discs in other areas. This causes sciatic pain which you will feel in your feet and legs.

Too many twisting movements causes large spinal muscles to strain

When you are experiencing back pain, more than likely the pain has more to do with ligaments and muscles surrounding your spine rather than the bones of your spine. This is a common misconception. When you engage in motion that involves your back twisting, activities, like swinging a golf club or dancing or unloading the groceries from your car, tearing ligaments and muscles (or overstretching them in any way), becomes much more probable. If any damage is sustained during these activities, the body responds naturally with inflammation. Inflammation, as you know, simply causes more problems and more pain, such as back spasms.


If you are experiencing chronic lower back pain in any way, it is recommended that you see a medical professional. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to limit your movement, at least the physically exerting ones such as playing sports, etc), until further advice and attention are given.

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Lower Back Pain: 5 Ways Motion Causes and Perpetuates It

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