Do You Get Lower Back Pain While Standing?

Lower Back Pain While Standing Is A Common Problem As People Age, But It's NOT Normal!

Watch the video below for tips on how to relieve lower back pain while standing!

Lower Back Pain While Standing Is A Common Problem!

Lower back pain while standing can happen for a couple of different reasons: Standing in one position for TOO LONG (such as at work, in line at the grocery store, cooking, or doing dishes), and/or because of poor posture while standing.

With age, you lose height between the vertebrae and the spaces where the nerves come out get a little smaller. As a result, the joints start to compress against one another.

When you learn forward (kind of like bending over to touch your toes) or roll your pelvis underneath of you, it starts to open the spaces that were starting to get smaller. This may feel odd, and abnormal... but that's  good thing!

Because if your "normal" is having lower back pain while standing, then something different from normal is really what you want!

But it probably goes against everything you've been told your whole life.

In fact, you probably hear your Mom or Grandma in your head saying: "Don't Slouch" or "Stand Up Tall"... remember that?

And when you have back pain, people typically tell you to "stand up taller" and with "good posture".

So, when you have lower back pain while standing, you think you need to have "good posture" to make it go away, so you stand up even taller.  You're trying to do the "right thing" by having good posture, but it's actually making the problem worse, and it ends up becoming a Vicious Cycle.

So how do you break the Vicious Cycle leading to lower back pain while standing?


No, don't actually slouch.  But by this point, you're probably so used to leaning backward that it feels "normal" and a neutral posture (which is what you want) actually feels like you're slouched.

But don't take my word for it.  Try it for yourself.  If you don't feel any better, then you can always go back to what you're used to doing.

But what if a simple change in posture could keep you from having lower back pain while standing?  Wouldn't it at least be worth a try?

Try These 5 Easy Tips If You'd Like To Learn How To Prevent Having Lower Back Pain While Standing!

  1. Start with your spine in a neutral position (not hyper-arched).
  2. Have your shoulders, trunk, hip, knee, and ankle all in a vertical line. (This is the way your body should b so all of the components of your spine stack up on one another.
  3. Tuck/Roll your pelvis underneath of you.
  4. Bring shoulders over top of you, so everything is stacked correctly.
  5. You don't want to tire out after 4 minutes... So, first start out with what feels easy for you, focus on that, then put it all together!

Side note: If your hip flexors are tight, you may need to bend your knees a little bit.  Your goal is to eventually get your knees up straight so everything is in alignment, but that may not happen all in one day.

Need More Help To Relieve Lower Back Pain While Standing?

Call our office at 314-941-3970

Not Ready To Talk Yet? Get Started By Downloading our FREE Overcoming Low Back Pain E-Book

Back Pain Relief More 4 Life Physical Therapy St. Louis MO 63011 Gladly Serving Ballwin, Manchester, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Ellisville, and St. Louis County. Find A Back Pain Specialist Near Me

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Click here for my full affiliate disclosure.