Did You Know: Women Are More Prone to Back Pain Than Men

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It might seem unfair, but it is statistically true - women tend to suffer from lower back pain more than men. The lower back or lumbar region is located below the ribcage and is subject to excess pressure, especially among women.  

Some typical causes of lower back pain among women are 

Over-the-counter meds and physical exercises are the most common treatments for lower back pain. Yoga is also effective for mild to moderate chronic lower back pain.

To prevent back pain, quit smoking, keep fit, as extra weight often increases pressure on the discs and spine, train your back muscles, maintain good posture and don’t lift heavy weights. 

If the pain persists and interferes with your daily life, consult your doctor. 

 

Sources:

Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Low Back Pain, webmd.com

7 Back Pain Conditions That Mainly Affect Women, spine-health.com

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