Whilst a number of individuals suffer from back pain, It is just a handful that ACTUALLY treats it as most try to find relief in over the counter medication which just masks the pain having the problem obviously still be there.
Today we will look at the causes of back pain & keep a look out for our blog to follow to find out what to do to actually FIX these back aches & pains.
- Poor posture:
You might not think you have a poor posture but at some point, you might want to double check this.
Due to certain daily activities, certain muscles tighten up or shorten while others lengthen & become weak.
Most people think of poor posture as simply slumping over, but that is not necessarily the case. Due to the variety of body types, incorrect posture differs from person to person. One person’s proper posture can be incorrect posture for someone else and vice versa. there
Ways to determine poor posture: – (a) A pot belly (abdominal obesity) (Potbellies result when the lower back experiences an exaggerated curve, thus pushing the internal organs, in the abdominal region of the body).
(b) Rounded shoulders (Rounded shoulders and postural neck problems result from the excessive anterior curve of the cervical and thoracic spine & a jutted-out neck and chin. , toward the anterior of the body)
Back pain also commonly stems from strain, tension, or injury.
Perhaps strained muscles or ligaments, muscle spasms, muscle tension, damaged disks, injuries, fractures or even lifting a heavy object in an improper manner- could all contribute to back pain.
- Structural problems:
- Ruptured disks: Each vertebra in the spine are cushioned by disks. If the disk ruptures there will be more pressure on a nerve, resulting in back pain.
- Bulging disks: In much the same way as ruptured disks, a bulging disk can result in more pressure on a nerve.
- Sciatica: A sharp and shooting pain travels through the buttock and down the back of the leg, caused by a bulging or herniated disk pressing on a nerve.
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis can cause problems with the joints in the hips, lower back, and other places. In some cases, the space around the spinal cord narrows. This is known as spinal stenosis.
- Abnormal curvature of the spine: If the spine curves in an unusual way, back pain can result. An example is a scoliosis, in which the spine curves to the side.
- Osteoporosis: Bones, including the vertebrae of the spine, become brittle and porous, making compression fractures more likely.
- Kidney problems: Kidney stones or kidney infection can cause back pain.
Whilst there is a large number of back pain causes, each individual is different & all issues are treated accordingly. In our next blog post, we will discuss ways in which you can help yourself heal your back pain.