What Causes Back Pain

Apart from breaking your legs or arms, another condition that can make you not do any work at all is back pain. According to research, doctors say that back pain is one of the common conditions in their hospitals and that it is a major contributor to disability all over the world.

We all have had back pain at some point in life and if you have never then you should consider yourself among the lucky ones. However, the good thing is that there are measures that you can take to ensure that you do not get back pain or even relieve some of its episodes.

Most people usually suffer from back pain but don’t even know, it is very important that you be familiar with the signs and symptoms of back pain. The following are some of the symptoms that you are having back pain;

  • If you are experiencing muscle ache.
  • You may feel some pain radiating down your leg
  • You experience increasing pain especially when bending
  • You may get a shooting pain
  • You may experience pain which improves when you recline.

If you are going through any of the symptoms mentioned above, then you are most probably suffering from back pain and you should contact us at JSG Chiropractic. The back pain that comes suddenly and goes on for about six weeks is acute and may be caused by lifting heavy objects or falling. Back pain that goes for more than 3 months is called chronic, this is much less common than acute back pain. The following are some of the causes of back pain.

Ruptured disks or bulging
The role of the disk is to act as cushions between the bones in your spine. A nerve may be ruptured or bulged by the soft material which is usually in a disk. Nonetheless, you can still get a ruptured or bulging disk without getting the back pain. Disk disease is usually stumbled upon incidentally, maybe when you are having spine X-rays for other reasons.

Muscle strain
Muscle strain, also known as ligament strain is a mainly caused by continuous lifting of heavy objects or movement which are sudden and awkward. Also, if your body is in poor physical condition, you are more likely to get muscles spasms which are painful.

Arthritis is most likely going to affect the lower back. Actually, In most cases, arthritis in the spine may lead to the space surrounding the spinal cord to become narrow, this condition is known as spinal stenosis.

As we have all seen, back pain can be a serious threat not only to our health but also to our everyday lives. It is important that you seek medical attention from experts who have specialized in that area.


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