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How common is lower back pain?

Dr. Mike Clark, DPT
Fitness

Lower back pain affects approximately 80% of adults and is typically caused by:

  • poor posture
  • weak core muscles (stomach and low back)
  • tight hip muscles (front of the hips, hamstrings)

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