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Lower back pain, also called lumbago, is not a disorder. It’s a symptom of several different types of medical problems. It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back, such as:
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Adjustable back support chair. Many office chairs have a seatback that can be lowered or raised to better fit the user. The seatback should be positioned so that the curve of the lower spine is supported by the curve in the back of the chair. If more than one person will use the chair, then this level of adjustment may be a good option.
Disc herniation: A herniated disc is a rupture or tear of the cartilage that surrounds the vertebral discs. Pressure from the vertebrae above and below the affected disc squeezes the cushioning substance (nucleus pulposus) out of the disc. The nucleus pulposus can press against spinal nerve roots. This can cause severe leg pain and may cause nerve damage if not treated properly.
Part of the problem is that today’s lifestyle often includes long periods of sitting – at work, during the commute to and from work, at home watching TV or at the computer, watching kids’ soccer games, and so on. And it’s in this sitting position that poor postural habits tend to develop – hunching over, slouching in the chair, etc.
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Filling—for lumbar cushions is not the same as the filling for fluffy bed pillows. Lumbar cushions must be firm to support your back, not soft to sink into so your pain can suffer some more. Memory foam or foam in a good quality should offer you comfort yet be firm to support you. Some brands provide adjustable straps to wrap around a chair or car seat.
^ Campbell’s operative orthopaedics. Azar, Frederick M.,, Canale, S. T. (S. Terry),, Beaty, James H.,, Preceded by: Campbell, Willis C. (Willis Cohoon), 1880-1941. (Thirteenth ed.). Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 9780323374620. OCLC 962333989.
Each trial was divided into three epochs of equal duration. Using MatLab 2007b (version 220.127.116.112, Mathworks Inc., Natick, MA), a circle of best fit was calculated for each epoch using a least squares method. The radius was of particular interest as it gave a measure of the overall CoP shifting, such that the larger the radius, the more the shift, and the greater the objective measure of discomfort. MatLab code inspired by Gander et al.  was used to calculate a best-fit circle that minimized algebraic error (Figure 4).
There’s minimal evidence that an alkaline diet improves low back pain. An alkaline diet involves eating foods that are less acidic. Foods that have grown in more acidic soils may have less calcium, magnesium, and potassium.