One of the most common conditions that affects millions of people: Back pain. One of the worst consistent pains a person can have that typically interferes with their day-to-day life. There are many different causes of back pain, and identifying the underlying cause is key to effective treatment. We will break down some of the root causes for the back pain you might be suffering from.
1: Muscle or ligament strain
One of the most common causes of back pain is muscle or ligament strain. This is typically caused by overuse, lifting heavy, not stretching etc.
2: Bulging or herniated disc
A bulging or herniated disc occurs when the soft, gel-like material inside a spinal disc pushes out through a tear in the outer layer. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the back, as well as radiating pain down the legs.
Arthritis is a common cause of back pain, especially in older adults. It can cause inflammation of the joints in the spine, leading to pain and stiffness.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle. This can lead to fractures in the spine, which can cause severe back pain.
5: Spinal stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause back pain, as well as pain, weakness, and numbness in the legs.
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves sideways. This can cause back pain, as well as breathing difficulties and other complications.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Back pain is a common symptom of fibromyalgia.
8: Poor posture
Poor posture can put strain on the muscles and ligaments in the back, leading to pain and discomfort.
There are so many reasons for back pain, and identifying the underlying cause is key to effective treatment. Here at OHR Medical we pride ourselves on taking the next step in identifying the cause to create a recovery program that suits your needs.