There are several risk factors for chronic back pain, such as:
Age — The first attack generally begins at 30 with the pain becoming more and more common as you age. The older you get, bone strength will decrease, leading to fractures, muscle elasticity, and tone decrease.
Fitness — Whether you’re a couch potato or you only exercise on weekends, it can cause back injuries the less active you are.
Weight Gain and Pregnancy — Being overweight or pelvic changes that occur during pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your back.
Occupational Risks — Work that involves heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling can lead to an injury.
In recent years, lower back pain has become worse. A study by the NINDS has found that more than a quarter of adults in the United States has reported low back pain in the past three months and has become one of the most burdensome conditions in the U.S. in terms of mortality or poor health as a result of a disease.