Your lower back pain and your spine

Overview

The lower back is beautifully well designed arrangement of interlinking bones, joints, nerves, ligaments and muscles all functioning together to supply support, strength and flexibility. However, in the occurrence of injury the lower back becomes affected. The lower back upholds the weight of the upper body and facilitates flexibility for routinely activities, such as bending and twisting. Most intense back pain occurs from injuries to the muscles, ligaments, joints or discs. Many injuries are also responding by the body inflammation, however, inflammation seems to be a minor ailment but can cause severe back pain

Lower back pain symptoms

Back pain can be incurred by a variety of reasons. Sometimes the pain can be mild and non irritating, however, in other cases the pain can be sharp and throbbing. Back pain can initiate suddenly or can start slowly with intervals and can increasingly become worse with time

The back pain depends on the underlying cause, hence the symptoms may occur in varying ways that might include:

  • Pain that is dull or achy
  • ¬†Stinging, burning pain that moves from the low back to the backs of the thighs, sometimes into the lower legs or feet; can include numbness or tingling (sciatica)
  • Muscle spasms and tightness in the lower back, pelvis, and hips
  • Pain that worsens after extended sitting or standing
  • Difficulty standing up straight, walking, or from standing to sitting

Types of Low Back Pain

There are several methods to recognize the lower back pain, the basic common types of  back pain include:

Mechanical back pain

The most observed back pain is mechanical back pain that is chiefly caused by damaged muscles, ligaments, joints and bones covering and surrounding the spinal cord. This kind of pain influenced from lower back, to buttocks and sometimes the top of the legs. This type of back pain arises from intense activity causing pressure to the spine. The back pain may increase by activities such as standing, sitting and resting

Radicular pain

This type of back pain is reported when the spinal nerve root becomes pinched or inflamed. Radicular back pain may track a nerve route pattern and can spread to the buttock and the leg. The pain is usually sharp, throbbing and cause a burning sensation. The radicular back pain is accompanied by weakness and numbness, common example includes sciatica pain and can be felt on one side of the body