Back pain is the most frequent cause of job-related disability. At least 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime, According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Most of the time back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects.
Medical conditions causing back pain
Some common medical causes of back pain include;
- Sciatica; is caused by pressure on the nerve endings that come out of the spine and results in pain in the lower back that moves down the buttocks into one or both of the legs.
- Slipped disc; soreness in the lower back, muscle weakness, tight muscles and loss of bladder control may be the result of slipped disc.
- Ankylosing spondylitis; it causes back pain, buttock pain, swollen joints and tendons and extreme tiredness.
- Spondylolisthesis; in this condition a bone in the spine slipping out of position and causes lower back pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling.
- Arthritis; inflammatory joint condition. Pain in the joint while walking is the primary symptom.
- Whiplash; neck pain and stiffness, headaches and lower back pain following a motor vehicle accident.
- Muscle or ligament strain; if your back is out of condition or you have other tissue problems.
- Osteoporosis; the bones in your back can become brittle by osteoporosis and break easily.
Less common back pain causes
While considerably less common, causes of back pain can include;
- Autoimmune disease
How back pain trigger?
Some everyday activities either at home or at work can brought on or triggered back pain and are considered as causes of back pain. Back pain can develop over time as a result of sitting, standing or lifting badly.
Common triggers that are causes of back pain include:
- Bending awkwardly
- Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling incorrectly
- Repetitive bending, or lifting
- Sitting a lot at work
- Slouching in chairs
- Standing and bending down for long periods
- Driving in a hunched position
- Driving for long time
- Overuse of the muscles due to sport or repetitive movements (repetitive strain injury)
- Being exposed to whole body vibration
Back pain gets more frequent as you get older. Some conditions increase the risk and included in causes of back pain. They are;
- Being overweight
- Not exercising enough
- Being pregnant
- Long-term use of medicines that are known to weaken the bones, such as corticosteroids
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