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Back Pain Isn’t Just a Pain in the Neck

Back pain is a major concern, affecting roughly 80% of adults. Despite its prevalence, it’s often hard to pinpoint the exact cause of an individual’s back pain, which in turn  makes it difficult to determine the best treatment options.

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Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Mechanical problems, such as disc degeneration, that affect spinal function
  • Medical conditions, such as scoliosis or arthritis
  • Injuries, such as sprains or fractures, often related to sports or improper lifting and twisting
  • Modern sedentary lifestyles that include long periods of sitting and staring at computer screens and other digital devices

Treatment Options

Serious back conditions may require surgical attention. Treatment for less severe back pain may include medication for pain management and recommendations of increased exercise, including activities such as yoga. Developing your core strength and working to maintain proper posture are also highly effective ways to relieve back pain, especially pain related to athletic injuries and poor office ergonomics.

How Improving Posture Can Reduce Back Pain

Many people have poor posture, and it strains their backs during their regular daily activities.

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Keeping the right amount of curvature in the back takes pressure off the nerves and will reduce back pain and fatigue. LUMOback can help you be more mindful of your posture throughout the day and gently remind you to sit straight and stand tall. The tracking system within the LUMOback app will help you to be more active,  reducing back pain through reliance on better posture and general movement.