Can Running Cause Back Pain?
Although running predominantly works your lower extremities, runners also need strong backs. Having strong mid and lower backs helps to stabilize the spine and pelvis, keep your body erect, maintain good posture, and efficient rotation of your body while running. However, given the high-impact nature and repetitive movements involved in the activity, can running cause back pain? Running can put repetitive stress on the back and running with an incorrect form can further increase the stress on the back muscles. In this video, running coach, Anubhav Karmakar, addresses the question of whether running can cause back pain, role of strong back muscles in running, the impact of running on your back, and advice for runners who are susceptible to lower back pain to reduce the risk or prevent lower back pain due to running.