Common Causes Of Back Pain

Back pain Pascoe Vale is often experienced by people who have developed their own unique pattern of movement over a period of time. There are many causes of back pain but a common factor is that we use our bodies in a way that aggravates back pain. We twist, lift, bend and carry heavy objects incorrectly which puts strain on our backs. Even standing up from a chair and brushing the teeth falls under the category of incorrect body movement. A chiropractor in Gowanbrae can help.

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There are two main types of back pain: acute and chronic. Acute refers to an abrupt and sharp increase in symptoms, while chronic degenerative refers to the body gradually losing strength and function over time. Back pain experienced over a long period of time is referred pain. Back discomfort can be either acute or degenerative depending on its causes.

 

One of the most common causes of back pain includes spinal stenosis, which is characterized by a narrowing of the spinal cord and is typically associated with aging. Spinal stenosis can be congenital or acquired. Spinal stenosis is typically a result of spinal injury, a ruptured disk or a bone spurs disease. Some other causes include osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis.

 

Spinal meningitis is caused by bacteria or virus that enters through the tear in the protective membrane between the brain and spinal cord. This usually occurs in young children and infants and is typically not life-threatening. Meningitis causes inflammation of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal cord tissues, which is typically accompanied by severe headache and fever. Sub-acute onset of spinal meningitis is characterized by milder symptoms such as muscle weakness, headaches, muscle stiffness, flu like aches and pains, and vomiting. A sub-acute onset typically lasts for one to two weeks and has similar physical therapy, symptom relief and respiratory treatment recommendations as an acute onset.

 

Other common causes of back pain include strained muscles, ligaments and tendons in the back, hips and buttocks and can include a wide range of symptoms from limited to severe pain and/or swelling. Typical treatments include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, pain medications, exercise, compression stockings and surgery. Sports injuries are typically treated with physical therapy and rest. Some doctors recommend that patients wait to make an appointment with their physician until they have healed, however, if there is an injury to the buttock area, it is important to get medical care as soon as possible. Common reasons for seeking physical therapy are muscle strains, ligament tears, tendinitis and bruises.

 

While back pain can occur in a variety of forms, typically it results in a reduction in mobility and can be accompanied by chronic weakness, swelling and can occur in only one area (the buttock for example) or across both sides of the body. This type of back pain can be very intense and debilitating, making it hard to function properly. As you can see, the treatment and management of back pain varies depending on its severity and location. Because back pain typically occurs in older adults it is important that individuals seek medical attention when they notice symptoms so that the proper diagnosis can be made and a plan for treatment can be formulated.