Having back pain is a very common problem these days. The condition is very uncomfortable and painful. It can result in a person being irritable, unproductive, and debilitating. There can be several reasons behind the pain. Age, injury, and medical conditions are a few such reasons. The pain must be taken care of as soon as possible. It can be an indicator of any serious underlying problem. You must get the pain and its causes investigated at a hospital. The lower back is directly linked to discs between the vertebrae, spine, nerves, abdominal and pelvic organs, and so on. The pain must not be ignored at any cost.

Here are a few causes of back pain listed for your reference:

The back is a very delicate and complex part of the human body. It is linked to many muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, and tendons, etc. This is basically our main support and we can not stand straight if there is any problem with the back.

  • Strained muscles
  • Muscles spasm
  • Damage in the discs
  • Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney problem

The other additional causes of back pain can be as follows:

  • Posture: wrong sitting posture over a long time, or even months can cause severe back pain.
  • Excessive twisting movement can also be unintentionally in a dance.
  • Coughing or sneezing too much can cause back pain.
  • Overstretching while exercising can also cause backache.
  • Pushing, pulling, or lifting weight or heavy items.
  • Driving or using a computer for a very long session.
  • Sleeping on the wrong mattress.

We suggest that you must rush to a doctor in case:

  • There is numbness or tingling sensation in any part of the body.
  • There is no improvement even on resting.
  • There has been a fall or injury.
  • You may experience weakness and fever.
  • Weight loss that has no reason.

What are the possible treatments?

  • You may try a few home remedies if the pain is not too much and bearable. Over-the-counter medicine can be taken once in a while. But if it is a repeated affair then go to a doctor.
  • Try using a hot compress and massage with hot oils. Try moving around a little and relieve the stress in the muscles.
  • Yoga has also proved effective for a few people. Certain poses and breathing exercises are useful to relieve the pain.
  • Physiotherapy is a form of physical exercise under supervision. The target areas are stretched and the stress from the muscles is relieved.
  • Cortisone injections, these are administered when there is unbearable pain and all the other methods are ineffective. The injection is given directly in the epidural space that is around the spinal cord. This is an anti-inflammatory drug, that will reduce any inflammation in the roots of the nerves.
  • Acupressure is used by a few people to relieve the pain. Needles are inserted at certain points in the body to relieve stress.
  • Tractions, the back is stretched with the help of pulleys or weights. The discs are moved into place by this activity.
  • Surgery, at times surgery is needed to put back the discs in place or correct any other deformities.

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