Understanding Back Pain, and How to Avoid It (Infographic)

If you don't get enough exercise, have bad posture, and spend long hours sitting in front of a computer, you're a candidate for back pain. (Image: via  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)
If you don't get enough exercise, have bad posture, and spend long hours sitting in front of a computer, you're a candidate for back pain. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

If you don’t get enough exercise, have bad posture, and spend long hours sitting in front of a computer, you’re a candidate for back pain. One of the most common health complaints is about having a bad back. Experiencing back pain can affect you on many levels — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

It is important to address back pain immediately before it leads to bigger problems. Perhaps the worst thing you can do is mask the pain with medicines rather than dealing with the cause/s of the pain.

One of the simplest treatments is properly exercising to strengthen the lower back. Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and other exercise regimes to go a long way toward alleviating chronic back pain and bringing the entire body back into balance (the balance of yin and yang).

Below you will find some of the reasons for your back pain, and how to avoid it.

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