A Graphical Manual for Low Back Aches


5.Back Pain Culprit: Your Posture

Moms were right when they said, “Stand up straight!” Your back supports weight best when you don’t slouch. This means sitting with good lumbar support for your lower back, shoulders back, with feet resting on a low stool. When standing, keep weight evenly balanced on both feet.

6.Who’s at Risk for Low Back Pain?

Most people experience back pain first when they’re in their 30s. The odds of additional attacks increase with age. Other reasons your low back may hurt include:

Being overweight
Being sedentary
Lifting heavy stuff on the job