The lower back is one the most notable areas of the body where adults experience pain and discomfort: On average, about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes.

Back pain is the most known cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to days off of work. One of the reasons why back pain is so common is that it can start from a handful of causes, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Accidents
  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Sprained ligaments
  • And more

Whatever the cause of your lower back pain, there are ways to help ease the discomfort in your own home.  Some holistic approaches include using ice and heat packs to ease pain and tension, and performing routine stretches to help restore flexibility and better your mobility.

If stretching and holistic approaches are not working to resolve your back pain, it could be a chronic condition that would really benefit from physical therapy.