Topend Sports Logo

What is the cause of chronic back pain?

Question: “What is the cause of chronic back pain?”

postural assessment by a physiotherapist postural assessment

Answer: There are many causes of back pain, depending on which structure is injured. However, the strength of the deep stabilisers of the back always plays a very important role.

Without stability of the back, simple movements can re-aggravate your back, even with the original irritation settled for a long time. The fear of hurting your back again can also be a cause of pain by itself, as proven by recent research.

Please ask you physiotherapist about how you can improve or regain control of your movements and return to your normal pain free activities.


article by by Michael Wood

Related Pages

send us a comment Any comments, suggestions, or corrections? Please let us know.


The above information is presented as a general guide. The author and publisher take no responsibility for any possible consequences of any treatment, procedure, exercise, action or application of medication based on this information. See more: Disclaimer.

Medicine Extra

There are many Sporting Injuries to know about, some Specific to Certain Sports. There's information about Injury Tretament, but Prevention is better, including by performing a Warm-Pp before each fitness session, which should include some Stretching.

 → How to Cite