We all lean toward back pain when we fail to note warning signs. Before the back begins to ache, our body sends messages, transmitting them along a channel of nerves, fibers, roots, muscles, etc., thus reaching the brain. The brain spills out the details of the messages sent, which includes the message, stop leaning toward backaches.
The thing about this condition is that it is not a disease by itself. Instead, it is an indicator of some other underlying problem. It could be because of some disorder within the abdomen or because of some issue with the spinal cord itself.
In almost 85% of the people who seek treatment for this condition, no particular cause can be determined despite thorough medical examination.
If the symptoms are temporary and are a result of a direct cause, it is called acute back pain, and if the symptoms are long-term and do not respond to any treatment, it is called chronic pain.
Here are some of the common problems that could be causing your back pain:
With age, the spinal discs begin to degenerate and get progressively thinner, causing the jelly-like portion to bulge out and press against the nerve, causing very sharp, spiking sensations when the nerve is pressed.
Inflammation Of The Spine
Non-infectious spinal inflammations cause the spine to get stiffer. This is called spondylitis. The symptoms tend to be more severe in the morning.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. It is usually caused by spinal disc degeneration along with disease in the joints in the lower back. A patient suffering from spinal stenosis may experience an ache that radiates down both lower extremities when they stand or walk for extended periods of time.
Fibromyalgia is characterized by a musculoskeletal pain. In this condition, the pain and tenderness are widespread and experienced all over the body. Muscle aches, fatigue, and stiffness of the joints are typical symptoms of back pain brought on by fibromyalgia.
Pregnancy can also trigger off the symptoms because of tremendous strain on the lower back. In most cases, the pain disappears after the baby is born, but in few cases, it lingers on.
When To See A Doctor
While in most cases this condition is not fatal, it is still important to get a proper diagnosis from a physician so that you can get the most efficient treatment. Someone who has osteoporosis will require different treatment from someone whose symptoms are brought on because of bad posture. Knowing what has caused your symptoms is the most important factor in being able to treat is successful.