What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain When Standing or Walking? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

What Causes Severe Lower Back Pain When Standing or Walking?

Severe low back pain when standing or walking can be caused by poor posture, herniated disc, structural problems, etc. Here is what you can do for pain relief.

Babafemi Adebajo - Writer for Cannabotech
By Babafemi Adebajo
Petar Milenkovic - Editor for Cannabotech
Edited by Petar Milenkovic

Updated March 24, 2023.

For some, lower back pain is worse when they sit. For others, it worsens when standing or walking. Whatever the case, severe low back pain in standing or walking can affect mobility. This kind of back pain is common and often due to injury to the back. Let’s look at some of the causes in a bit more detail.

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3 Causes of Severe Lower Back Pain

1. Poor Posture

Over time, certain actions can easily lead to severe lower back pain that worsens significantly when standing or walking. These include:

  • Slouching while standing, walking, or sitting
  • Sitting without supporting your lower back
  • Prolonged sitting on a low stool
  • Sleeping on a soft mattress

2. Herniated Disc

Sometimes, the intervertebral disc, which cushions your vertebrae, may bulge or rupture due to trauma. This herniation can compress the spinal nerve root and cause severe low back pain.

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3. Structural Problems

Structural malalignments can affect proper gait and lead to compensatory motions that strain the back and cause pain over time. Here are some potential conditions to look out for:

  • Flat feet
  • Bow legs
  • Knock knees

You Can Relieve Lower Back Pain at Home

With proper management, low back pain can easily be relieved, no matter its severity. Nonconservative approaches to managing it include using NSAIDs, gentle yoga, stretching, and maintaining a healthy weight. Also, consider using supplements and natural remedies to ease joint and muscle pain.

However, you should consult a doctor if the pain doesn't alleviate or worsens over time.

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