Back pain is something we all experience from time to time. Whether it be from the same cause or different source, we all feel pain and anger from having to experience it. Nevertheless, we also strive towards freeing ourselves from it. Yet, many of us do not know how to do so. Do not fear, cause we got you covered.
A back pain that you and I may suffer from can come on suddenly and last up to 6 weeks, which is acute pain. On the other hand, chronic pain can last more than three months and is less common than that of acute pain. You will find it difficult to identify the cause, however, a doctor can. They will probably use a test or an imaging study to do so. Some of these conditions linked to back pain are:
Muscle or ligament strain
The repeated action of lifting heavy or sudden awkward movements can add strain onto your back and/or spinal ligaments. It can be worse if your body is in poor condition, the constant strain can cause painful muscle spasms.
This particular condition in your spine results in the spine itself curves to one side and can lead to lead to back pain. Yet, this usually does not develop till middle age.
Bulging or ruptured discs
There are disks that act as cushions between the bones in the spine. Inside the disk, there is soft material that can break and press on a nerve. Yet, you cannot have this happen without back pain.
It is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. This results in the compression fractures in your spine, if the bones were to become porous and brittle.
Osteoarthritis which is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone can affect your lower back. There are some cases where arthritis in the spine leads to narrowing of your spine, causing a condition called spinal stenosis.
Hopefully, you have become more knowledgeable in what the causes may be in back pain you or your friend or relative may suffer from. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us!