Ouch! These Unhealthy Habits Might Be Causing Back Pain

The American Chiropractic reports that back pain is the main reason people miss workdays, with over 80% of Americans experiencing it at some point. Not all back pain requires medication; some cases might require you to change your sitting position, consume more vitamins, or empty your backpack. These bad habits might be contributing to your back pain.

Your Bag Is Too Heavy

Both purses and backpacks can harm your back if they’re too heavy. Houston Neurosurgery and Spine explains that heavy bags skew your natural walk. The lack of proper weight distribution pressures your spine.

A woman walks through a city while carrying a purse.

When people prop bags on one shoulder, such as a purse, the pain can be especially bad. Try alternating shoulders and limiting the weight in your bags.