Answers to Common Back Pain Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about back pain.

Are there factors, such as age or lifestyle choices, that increase someone’s risk for lower back pain?

A variety of factors can increase your risk of having lower back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Some of those factors include:

  • Age
  • Children’s backpack overload
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Weakened abdominal muscles
  • Weakened back muscles
  • Weight gain
  • Work environment risks

Talk to your doctor for more information about risk factors that can increase your risk of lower back pain.

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Source: Mark Kayanja, MD, PhD, Premier Orthopedic

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