What you need to know about Back Pain
Back pain is a major reason for people missing work and seeking medical assistance. It can be both unpleasant and debilitating.
It can be caused by an accident, physical exertion, or certain medical disorders. Back pain can strike people of all ages for a variety of causes. Lower back discomfort is more likely to develop as people age, due to factors such as your previous profession and degenerative disc disease.
The bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area are all possible causes of lower back pain.
Aortic disorders, chest tumours, and spine inflammation can all cause pain in the upper back.
Chronic or acute pain?
Back pain is divided into two categories:
- Acute pain appears out of nowhere and can linger for up to six weeks.
- Chronic or long-term pain develops over time, lasts longer than three months, and causes issues.
It might be difficult for a doctor to tell if a patient has acute or chronic back pain if they experience both periodic bouts of more extreme pain and fairly constant mild back pain.