No matter if you’ve lived with chronic lower back pain for 1 year or 10, there are certain experiences that most lower back pain sufferers have in common.
The backpack is as much as a part of school life as homework. Students use backpacks to carry everything they need. Unfortunately, the weight of everything they need stuffed into an improperly worn backpack can lead to sore joints and muscles.
The sciatic pain that can radiate down your leg when you have a lumbar herniated disc can make you want to stay immobile.
There are no set of right or wrong answers to these questions—each person’s individual situation is unique. But through the collective wisdom of spine specialists and others who have dealt with back pain, these six choices seem to be factors that may make your back pain worse or delay getting relief through the right treatment.
Becker’s Spine Review is a publication for orthopedic and spine surgeons and surgery center administrators. Each week, Becker’s releases additions to their Ask Spine Surgeons series, and earlier this month, spine surgeons were asked to explain how they balance a heavy workload with everyday life. Check out Dr. Richard Kube’s responses, below!