Back Pain

Back pain can result from sudden trauma from an accident or through other underlying conditions. Spasm of the back muscles can occur after a minor ligament sprain caused by a sudden pull or bending move in the back. Stress can be a cause of back spasms, some people respond to emotional stress by tensing the muscles in their back.

These pains include pain located throughout the entire back and the lower back with sciatica. Common reasons for back pain are nerve muscular problems, arthritis, and degenerative disc disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80% of all Americans will have pain in the lower back at least once in their lives. According to Medical Experts the occurrence of pain located in the back is related to the way your bones, muscles and ligaments in your back work and attach.

Home Care

  • Rest and relax your back muscles
  • Try and find a comfortable position that relieves the pain
  • Apply Heat
  • Light and Gentle massaging
  • Apply Ice
  • Use acetaminophen or ibuprofen

When pain lasts longer than six months, it is called “chronic pain”. It may be present even after the body has healed. Chronic pain has both a physical and a psychological component. It may cause low self-esteem, depression and irritability. And it can interfere with daily activities. Chronic pain is treated with a combination of medicines, therapy and lifestyle changes.

Prevent Back Pain

  • Exercise
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Quit Smoking
  • Practice Good Posture
  • Lose Weight
  • Avoid Lifting and Twisting at the Same Time

Conditions Associated with Back Pain

  • Cancer pain
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Myofascial Pain Snydrome
  • Osetoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciaticia
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis