Causes of back pain every individual must know

Enduring a neck or lumbar back pain is almost a universal experience. Spinal agonizing is a basic reason for seeking care and treatment from our primary care physicians

Back pain can be caused by several reasons, Some of the reasons are high raised by Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD, Pain Management Specialist at the Pain Management Institute Chicago Frankfort

Mechanical causes of neck and back pain

Pain originating from injury or sudden dislocation of the structure of the spine encircled by soft tissues is the major cause of mechanical spinal pain.

Other most complained causes include muscle strains, sprains, damage and torn tendons supporting the spinal cord

Rare conditions are herniated disc, fracture or bruised bone

The degree of pain depends upon the severity and place of damage, the individual may experience pain spreading down the lower extremities.

Common symptoms;

  • Weakness
  • Numbing sensation in lower extremities
  • Severe pain

As soon as you counter these symptoms, seek an emergency treatment as it is the consequences of spinal cord compression

Inflammatory low-back pain

The condition may not arise from an injury but is a result of pinched and inflamed nerves or bone structures. Pinched nerves may lead to never ending pain, being treated with traditional treatments such as, pain killers and physical therapy. Anklylosing Spondylitis is the common example of the condition resulting from pinched nerves among the young adults. Diagnosis and treatment may differ from other common types of back pain and usually requires a specialist’s consultation

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Lumbar spinal Stenosis is a widely spread cause of chronic back pain, particularly in elderly individuals it is resulted by degenerated spinal structures leading to shortened gap between the spinal discs, pinching nerves and blood vessels

Adverse effects of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

  • Disc herniation
  • Extra bone formation
  • Bulging disc disease
  • Strained ligaments
  • Loss of gap between the vertebrae

In hundred of 47 people suffer Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in USA at the age of 60 and above

Occupational-related back pain

Inefficient performance of works and absenteeism is widely related to common spinal pain arising from certain occupations such as bus driving, health care work and police. Work related injuries such as slips, sudden falls, motor vehicle accidents and repetitive movement wear and tear.

Poor workplace conditions, elderly workers’ majority, obesity, smoking, use of alcohol aggravates the chances of workplace injuries leading to back pain