What Causes Lower Back Pain in Females?

Unfortunately, there’s a good chance most women will experience lower back and hip pain at some point in their lives – in fact, it’s one of the most common health problems that women face. There are many different causes of lower back pain in females, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

In this article, we’ll explore the various causes of pain in the lower left or right back among females, and provide tips for preventing it from occurring in the first place. We’ll also discuss how to best treat lower back pain once it has developed.

What are the most common causes of lower back pain in females?

Poor posture is a key reason why some women develop soreness in their lower back (usually more on one side, i.e. lower left or lower right back pain), although wearing high heels is also a factor. There’s also pregnancy, obesity, arthritis and general muscular imbalances that put extra pressure on some lower back muscles, which causes them to strain over time.

What are some of the early symptoms of lower back pain in females?

  • Pain that radiates from the lower abdomen or back down into the legs
  • Muscle spasms or cramping in the lower back
  • Difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving the lower back

How can you prevent lower back pain in females from occurring in the first place?

A few good tips are trying to maintain good posture, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, and exercising regularly to strengthen the muscles in the back and legs. If you’re already experiencing lower back pain though, there are several things you can do to alleviate the symptoms, like soaking in a warm bath and using a heating pad or ice pack. Physiotherapy can be extremely helpful in relieving lower back pain. At In One Healthcare, our trained physiotherapists will work closely alongside you to help stretch and strengthen the muscles in your back, which can help to reduce pain and improve mobility. We might also use techniques like massage or heat therapy to help relax the muscles and relieve pain for increased mobility. If your lower back pain is the result of poor footwear, for example, we also have a team of podiatrists who can work with you to solve your back pain at the root cause of the issue. If your lower back pain is caused by a more serious condition, we’ll provide personalised advice and recommendations on how to best manage it moving forward.

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Lower back pain is an unpleasant experience to deal with on a day-to-day basis, but with the right physical therapy treatment plan, you can alleviate soreness and regain mobility in your lower back and abdomen. Book a consultation at In One Healthcare today, or get in touch for more information.