Low Back Pain
LOW BACK PAIN
It relieves the body of daily stress and discomfort, and has a long-term effect unlike hot and cold packs or magnets.
Lower back pain is so common it is rated as the number one job injury and the number two neurological ailment.
For some people back ache pain may last only one or two days, for others the back pain problems lasts for months and may lead to other serious complications.
Lower back pain that lasts for a couple of days is called acute. Acute back pain occurs when there is tension in the lower back due to an injury from sports, car accident, work or other pressure on the spinal bones. The symptoms that might arise are: muscle spasms, shooting pain, stiff muscles and problems standing straight. If acute pain is not taken care it can lead to other conditions.
Lower back pain that lasts for months is called chronic and may occur from a past injury or a constant cause such as arthritis. The symptoms associated with chronic back pain are: deep, aching lower back pain that possibly will travel to the legs; which results in numbness and tingling sensations.
There is also a list of serious conditions that trigger lower back pain which include:
- Osteoporosis – a decrease in the strength and density in bones
- Spondylitis – infection of the spinal joints and increase in spine pains
- Bulging disc – the discs weaken and move into the area of the spinal cord
- Spinal Stenosis – a gradual narrowing of the spinal canal.
- Fibromyalgia – long-term pain throughout the body
- Sciatica – damage to the sciatic nerve causing nerve pain
- Skeletal Irregularities