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Surprising Causes of Low Back Pain

Most people will experience some type of low back pain in their lifetimes in fact, we just wrote a blog post about the “Do’s and Don’ts of Back Pain” a few weeks ago. Did you know that some of your everyday habits could be contributing to your pain? Here are some surprising causes of low back pain.

A poor diet

Maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to keep your body healthy. Extra weight can cause strain on the back and joints, which leads to pain.

Lack of exercise

Not staying active can cause weight gain and back pain symptoms. Exercise helps give you the muscle tone needed to support your back and keep it pain-free.

Poor posture

I’m sure you’ve been told to “sit up straight” a time or two. Proper posture is key to keeping away back pain. Your ears should be over your shoulders, your shoulders over your hips, and your hips over your ankles.

Wrong office chair

Sitting in the wrong type of office chair can certainly cause you back pain. The body is meant to move. Take short breaks and get up and walk around.

Worn out shoes

If your shoes are old, get rid of them. Don’t wear shoes that hurt, ladies I’m talking to you! There’s a correct shoe for everyone. Someone with a high arch will feel better with a heel rather than a flat shoe, while someone with a flat foot will feel better wearing a flat shoe rather than a heel. Get what works best for you.

Old mattress

If you wake up day after day with a sore back or neck, it may be time to invest in a new mattress.

Unsupportive bra

Carrying more weight in front because of large breasts can be a back pain cause. Get a properly fitting bra by getting measured at your local undergarment store.


Smoking not only damages your heart and lungs but it also deprives your body of oxygen, including the cells that control the motion of your back. Studies have shown that smokers are more than likely to develop lower back pain than those who have never smoked.

These are only a few of the many causes of low back pain. If you are experiencing any discomfort in your back, NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine can help. We offer a variety of treatment options including interventional pain management, sports medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic. Contact us for an appointment to learn more.

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our nine offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.