According to a recent article published by the NIH (July 2022), back pain remains one of the top reasons for doctor's visits.
The article lists various back pain causes, including congenital to non-spine related and risk factors from age to psychological.
The article's recommendations for helping with back include medication, strengthening, stretching, and surgery.
One thing the article did not cover:
what you should stop doing for the health of your back and spine.
The picture below shows four everyday activities you may do throughout your day to move or for posture.
Each of these will put pressure on your spine and change the soft tissue (muscles, tendon, ligaments and fascia) in your lower back area. Eventually, the alignment of your spine will change and put pressure on your discs, spinal cord, and spinal nerves.
So the number #1 thing you can do is stop or modify the following activities: