It so happened that a couple of days back, I woke up with a severe pain in my neck that made it impossible for me to get on with my daily routine. My first thought was that this must be the result of the weird acrobatics that I do in my sleep. And like most people, I tried to self-medicate with heat compress and stretching exercises. It was only when the pain exceeded my endurance that I decided to seek the help of a medical professional. He explained to me that my sedentary lifestyle and seating posture had been putting incredible strain on my neck which had resulted in its muscles getting stiff and causing me discomfort.
If you too have had such experiences in past, or are frequently waking up in the morning with mysterious pains, don’t dismiss it too lightly. And it isn’t just because you are getting older. I took my personal experience as an opportunity to write down and enlighten you about these mysterious pains and what can be done to prevent them. Here you go:
Lower Back Pain
If you work a nine-to-five desk job, you don’t need me to tell you how common this problem is for those of us who spend the majority of our days hunched over our desks. But I am pretty sure, you would be very interested to know what causes it.
A sedentary lifestyle, which involves sitting on a desk for long hours without any breaks. Also, incorrect sleeping and sitting postures.
A sudden weight gain could also put unexpected, increased pressure on your spine which can result in back pain.
If you experience it while going about daily tasks such as walking or lifting something, it can also be a signal of weak posterior muscles (1).