We have all been there, sitting at our desks, in front of a computer for countless hours, staring at the screen; often times we are hunched over in an unfamiliar position. In fact…I am doing the same as I write this article. It is not uncommon for us to feel back pain, after all I don’t believe we were designed to sit at a computer all day. Even as a coach I find myself at my desk for a large portion of my day. This has led to fatigue and soreness.
Back pain is so common in fact that, “researchers say about 90 percent of adults will experience low back pain in their lifetime and 10 percent of those people will develop chronic pain and disability,” (Baidya 2013). That’s a big percentage of people experiencing some very common pains.
Whether you are an ex elite level athlete, a recreational sport enthusiast or just experiencing back pain from your daily routine, there are several common causes of your back pain and a few simple things that can help give you relief.
What Can Cause Lower Back Pain
What Can You Do to Relieve Your Pain
Your back pain is an all too common problem and you’re not alone in your experience. However, try to be as preventive as possible and you will find some relief over time.
~Sean Hogan has coached hockey at the international and collegiate levels for over ten years. He has spoken at numerous events about culture building, goal setting and healthy lifestyles. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Recreation and Sports Science with an emphasis on Coaching Education from OHIO University.
Baidya, A. (2013, August 19). OU Researchers Conducting Long-Term Study On Lower Back Pain. Retrieved June 28, 2016, from http://woub.org/2013/08/19/ou-researchers-conducting-long-term-study-lower-back-pain/
Low Back Pain Fact Sheet. (2015, November 3). Retrieved June 28, 2016, from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/backpain/detail_backpain.htm#3102_9