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In my last post I mentioned waking up with a stiff lower back. Later that day I thought, what is the cause of the stiffness and how do I prevent it. After analyzing my motions throughout the day I realized that in an effort to maintain good posture, I was actually bracing my back and holding it too tight. I was creating unnecessary muscle fatigue. Another observation was that I was holding my breath. Once I became aware of it, I felt my lower back relax and the stiffness has now started to subside. Here are some other Preventative Measures for Back Pain: Although back pain is prevalent among the general population, it can be prevented. It is wise to