There is no shortage of things that might be a cause of lower back pain in women. Fortunately, wearing women’s back braces can help with a number of these sources of back pain as they ease low back stress and apply compression that stimulates healing and reduces inflammation. It also promotes good posture which is ideal to prevent further damage.
Improper Body Mechanics
Lifting a heavy object, twisting or moving suddenly might strain the muscle or ligaments in your back, causing low back pain as well as stiffness and possibly muscle spasms. Such injuries are common causes of upper back pain in women as well.
The compression this low-back brace applies can soothe painful inflammation and encourage healing.
Pressure on Your Nerves
Another possible source of lower back pain in young ladies is pressure on the nerves, especially the sciatic nerve, which causes pain, tingling and numbness in your low back that branches to your hips, glutes, and legs.
Typically, sciatica affects just one side of your body, so this is often a cause of either lower right side or lower left side back pain in women, but not both. It is usually pressured by a herniated disc or a bone spur.
While a doctor can address why there is pressure on your nerve, the good posture this lumbar brace makes you adhere to, as well as the support it provides can make this a helpful component of treatment.
Stress fractures in the vertebra of your back can cause slipping of these discs known as spondylolisthesis, which may place pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots. This may also lead to radiating pain and numbness, resulting in right or left lower back pain in females. This is just one example of instances where degenerative changes in your back might cause pain or pressure on your nerve roots, causing left or right lower back pain.
The lumbar spine, especially, is subject to a high degree of stress that over time can lead to cartilage erosion, stress fractures, etc. Wearing a brace for lower back support that also provides abdominal compression can reduce the amount of pressure on your lumbar spine and limit any harmful movements.
Abnormal Spinal Curvature
An abnormal curve of the spine due to a deformity present from birth, degenerative changes or poor posture, like kyphosis, lordosis, or scoliosis can also lead to both low and upper back pain. In some cases, this can be fixed, possibly with the help of a back brace, and in other cases treatment focuses on slowing the progression of the problem.
Cartilage erosion or too much motion at the sacroiliac (SI) joint (often due to pregnancy) can lead to SI joint dysfunction that can cause lower back and groin pain in women.
Generally, this discomfort is isolated to one side, so pain in the lower left or lower right back of a female would be more common than discomfort across your entire low back. BraceAbility offers a number of pregnancy back supports and maternity braces.
Being Overweight or Obese
Being overweight or obese also increases the amount of stress on your spine and back tissues, accelerating spinal degeneration, and increasing your risk of a back injury.
As you age, your spine becomes more prone to injury. Therefore, it is important to engage in low-impact exercises to keep your back strong and limber and to be conscientious of maintaining good posture so as not to increase existing strain on the back.