Who Experiences BackPain?

You probably have had a Back Pain trauma before or not. But Back Pain can occur as a result of many factors, just like an injury, activity or medical condition. As we get older, the chances of developing lower back pain increases; most times due to the previous occupation.

What is Back Pain?

Back pain is a very common condition, albeit a uniquely experienced one. Ranging from the dull or throbbing aches of spine osteoarthritis to the shooting, sharp pain of a ruptured disc, back pain can also come and go, be constant, worsen with exercise or prolonged sitting, and/or be associated with neurological symptoms like numbness and tingling. 

Back pain often happens because something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move.

According to the Mayo Clinic, you’re at an increased risk for back pain if you: work in a sedentary environment, if you don’t exercise, if you engage in high-impact activity without stretching or warming up first, if you are older, if you have obesity, if you are a smoker, if you have been diagnosed with a specific condition like arthritis. You may be at a higher risk for back pain if you have a stressful job or have depression and anxiety.

Don’t underestimate the power of feelings to bring on pain. Stress can lead to muscle tension in the back, and depression and anxiety may make the pain feel even worse.

Here’s Healthline’s recommendation of 10 daily habits to remedy your back pain, https://www.healthline.com/health/back-pain-management

Other causes of Back Pain may include Medical conditions like Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, spondylitis, a curvature of the spine, Pregnancy, Tumors. Less-common causes of back pain are: Kidney stones and infections, Endometriosis (a buildup of uterine tissue outside the uterus), Osteomyelitis or discitis (infections in the bones and discs of the spine), Fibromyalgia (a condition that causes widespread muscle pain), Depending on the cause of your pain, your treatment could include lifestyle changes, medication, or possibly surgery.

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