Anyone can develop back pain, even children & teens. The factors below might increase the risk of developing back pain:
Back pain is more common as you get older.
- Lack of exercise
Weak, unused muscles in your back and abdomen might lead to back pain.
- Excess weight
Excess body weight puts extra stress on the back.
Some types of arthritis and cancer can contribute to back pain.
- Improper lifting
Using the back instead of the legs can lead to back pain.
- Psychological conditions
People prone to depression and anxiety appear to have a greater risk of back pain.
Smokers have an increased risk of back pain. This may occur because smoking prompts more coughing which can lead to a herniated disc. Smoking can also decrease blood flow to the spine and increase the risk of osteoporosis.
- Strenuous physical exercise or work, especially if done incorrectly. https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?ps=20&q=risk+factors+for+low+back+pain