Possible Causes of Lower Back Problems

  • A sprain/strain for example sports-related or work-related (lifting something awkwardly or something that is too heavy for what you are physically conditioned for).
  • A sudden increase or decrease in your normal exercise/activity levels.
  • A number of factors have been associated with lower back problems including periods of increased stress, worry or low mood. Poor sleep, fatigue, smoking or being run down are factors also associated with low back pain.
  • Often the cause of lower back problems is not certain and the best course of action is to concentrate on the things that may help.