Lack of Exercise

Back pain is more common among people who are not physically fit. The spine is not properly supported in individuals with weak back and abdominal muscles. Another susceptible group is people who exercise a lot without proper training (or fitness level. These are the weekend warriors who “go hard” and exercise a lot after being inactive the majority of the week. These individuals are more susceptible to back injuries than those who are active more often (or daily). Also low impact exercise (aerobic) is shown to be healthy for the spinal discs.