Do you think that your body is bullet-proof? Truth be told, most people take their functionality for granted, as if they have done a particular manoeuvre before then surely, they should be able to do it again without too much issue. However, while the body is very flexible and can move through a wide range of motion, you may be asking too much of it at this moment, and it's telling you in no uncertain terms. What could be going wrong?
It's All about the Technique
As you get older, certain parts of the body start to deteriorate. While this is a very slow process, it means that you need to pay even more attention to your movement technique. In this case, you may have been trying to lift something awkwardly, without transferring your weight properly. This is at the root of many lower back sprains and especially when people forget to use the legs properly as a fulcrum. Alternatively, it's never a good idea to twist the body from the waist significantly, when you are holding a heavy weight.
How often have people told you that you are what you eat? You may tend to gloss over this "gem" of advice, but it's crucial that you drink the right amount of water each day – and always eat healthy foods. If you do so, it will keep unwanted weight at bay, especially from around your midsection and as simple as it may seem, that excess weight can put a strain on the muscles located in your lower back.
Get up and Moving
Some people think that they can sit in front of a computer or otherwise be a couch potato while maintaining their athletic ability. When you sit down for lengthy periods of time, it can cause the discs in your spine to compress, and if you jump into action, problems can ensue.
Slowly Does It
Don't think that you can put months or even years of inactivity to right by jumping into an aggressive workout routine. This may be another reason for your lower back pain as you have failed to warm up correctly before starting. Furthermore, you should take your warming up process seriously as well, as it is certainly possible to injure yourself at this stage.
Hopefully, you have received the message and will not put your back muscles under too much strain in the future. In the meantime, a visit to your chiropractor may be in order so that the expert can put things back on track.