Myths About Back Pain

Back pain is more common than home ownership in the US. Here are some common myths about back pain:

  • Back pain is most commonly caused by lifting heavy objects: Lifting heavy objects can cause back pain, but it is not the most common cause of back pain. Sedentary lifestyles and poor posture cause back pain more than lifting heavy objects. 
  • You shouldn’t exercise when you have back pain: It is actually recommended that you exercise when you have back pain. Exercising can help to relieve your back pain.
  • Back pain is always due to a serious underlying condition: Back pain is usually caused by muscle strains or sprains, not by a serious underlying condition.