Low Back Pain Causes

Lower Back Pain Causes

More then 80 percent of us will experience back pain at least once in our life. Millions of people around the world suffer from back pain. In the chart above, you can see some of the causes of lower back pain. Most of you will experience lower back pain rather then upper back pain. This is due to the fact that the lower back is more flexible and mobile then the upper back. On top of that, your lower back supports the weight of your upper body, causing daily stress on your lumbar.

Low Back Pain Causes

There’s a lot of different things that can cause low back pain. One of the most common causes of lower back pain is injury and trauma. Your back is made up of bones, joints, disc, ligaments, muscles and nerve roots. Any type of trauma or injury to your back can cause you pain. If you’ve been recently injured and are experiencing back pain, you should see a doctor immediately. Never ignore your back pain, this is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

Causes Of Lower Back Pain

Natural Aging

Another cause of back pain is natural aging. Your vertebrae are cushioned by spinal disc. This protects the spine, giving it support and acting as a shock absorber. Your back disc has a jelly-like substance, made up of mostly water. Over time as years past, your disc lose water and begin to harden. Eventually, they can wear down to nothing and your vertebrae may rub against one another. This process is known as degenerative disc. This can cause you to have back pain. These spinal disc can also slip into your nerve roots, again causing you back pain. These types of injury can occur anywhere on your spine but more common in the lower back.

Degenerative disc is very common, especially as you age. While some cases of degenerative disc only have minor pain, some cases have been known to cause severe pain and agony. Remember, we all react to pain differently. We do know that decompressing the spine can relieve this pressure and pain. Anyone with degenerative disc should be careful how they exercise and move. If this is a condition that has bothered you for years, a chronic condition in such cases, we can help you find relief.

Degenerative Disc

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Herniated Disc

Herniated disc are a very common cause of lower back pain. Herniated disc are commonly found in the lumbar spine, which is the lower back. You can also get herniated disc in the upper back and neck. If you have a herniated disc in the lower back, it can be quite painful. Lower back herniated disc can be caused by old age and natural wear. Again, just as we discussed above with degenerative disc, the cartilage between your vertebra can shrink or wear.  When a disc is damaged though, it can bulge or break open. This is what is known as a herniated disc. Again, this is a common occurrence in the lumbar, another likely cause of lower back pain.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a term that we don’t hear about a lot but it is a medical term and can cause lower back pain. So, what is spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis refers to the vertebrae moving out of regular alignment. You have 30+ vertebrae in your back. The spine is help in position by ligaments and muscles. Over time, your back muscles and ligaments wear down. It’s just the normal process of aging. Your vertebrae can actually slide and move on top of the next vertebrae in your lower back. This process can cause severe lower back pain. When spondylolisthesis occurs, your vertebrae can begin to press against the spinal nerves. This can cause extreme lower back pain that can reach all the way to the legs.

Spondylolisthesis

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is another condition that can cause pain in the lower back. Scoliosis is a term that you may have heard of before. Scoliosis is a condition when the spine is actually curving side to side. A normal vertebrae is straight with little curving. Scoliosis can cause the spine to look more like a “S” or even as a “?” shape. With a normal spine, all the elements that make up the spine and support the spine align perfectly. With scoliosis, this is not possible. Any of the components of the back can be misaligned and cause the person extreme pain. Thanks to medical technology, scoliosis can be improved and treated.

Scoliosis

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common arthritis. Osteoarthritis can be caused by a number of different things such as aging joints, injury, and obesity. Osteoarthritis symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. Treatment depends on the affected joint, including the hand, wrist, neck, back, knee, and hip, and often involves medication and exercise. If you weight is the cause of your OA, weight loss can help your symptoms. Arthritis in general can also be the cause of your lower back pain.

Osteoarthritis

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Other Causes Of Back Pain

Obesity, smoking and bad posture are three more causes of back pain. If you do suffer from lower back pain, you need to get it treated. Back pain can get worse and cause serious complications later down the road. We highly recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. In some cases, it’s possible that your back pain will go away on its own. For others, your back pain may develop into chronic back pain. Chronic back pain refers to back pain that last 3 months or longer.

Lower Back Pain Treatments

If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain and yet to find we relief, we have a solution. Doctor’s Back Pain Systems has already helped thousands of men and women suffering from back pain. Our natural pain system will help you find pain relief, improve your mobility, improve your joint health and finally help you end your pain for good. Backed by a 60 day money back guarantee, we’re confident that our back pain treatment will help you relieve your back pain. Be sure to sign up for our free webinar and learn exactly what our pain treatment will do for you. It only takes a second to sign up. We just want you to know exactly what you’re getting.

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Spinal Anatomy

The spine is an amazing work of art when everything is properly working. Your spinal anatomy consist of a variety of different bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerve roots. The spine is a remarkable combination of strong bones, flexible ligaments and nerve roots. The back is incredibly strong, designed to support the weight of your upper body, yet flexible enough to provide great ranges of movement. When everything is working great, in a sense, we take it for granted. It’s just a back, right? When your spine causes pain, it’s a totally different story. We begin to search every resource that we can find to learn what could be causing our spine pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of different things that can go wrong and cause spinal pain.

If you are experiencing lower back pain, upper back pain or neck pain, you should see the care of a doctor immediately. Your doctor will likely give you a physical exam and conduct some simple test to find the source of your pain. More then likely, you’ll need to take an X-ray to determine if there is any fractures or broken bones. Also, a MRI may be needed to determine the cause of your pain. CT scans are also another option. Be sure to tell your doctor exactly where you hurt because it can lead him closer to your diagnosis.

Spinal Regions

Spinal Regions

There’s four different regions that make up our spine. The four known regions of your spine are known as the Cervical (Neck), Thoracic (Middle Back), Lumbar (Lower Back) and the Sacrum. The Cervical has one main function, supporting the head. You have (7) Cervical vertebrae known as CL-C7. The main function of the Thoracic spine is to hold the rib cage and protect the heart and lungs. The twelve thoracic vertebrae are numbered T1 to T12. The range of motion in the thoracic spine is limited. The Lumbar is the main function of the lumbar spine is to bear the weight of the body. The five lumbar vertebrae are numbered L1 to L5. These vertebrae are much larger in size to absorb the stress of lifting and carrying heavy objects. The main function of the sacrum is to connect the spine to the hip bones (iliac). There are five sacral vertebrae, which are fused together. Together with the iliac bones, they form a ring called the pelvic girdle. You also have Coccyx, this region includes four fused bones of the coccyx or tailbone that provides attachment for ligaments and muscles of your pelvic floor. Please refer to the chart above for the specific regions for each.

Spinal Pain And Diagnostics

If you do experience spine pain, back pain or neck pain, you’ll need to visit your doctor immediately. You should never ignore your pain.

Spinal Pain Causes

Spinal pain can be causes by a variety of different things. One of the leading causes of spinal pain is injury. Although the spine is incredibly strong and supported by muscles and ligaments, it doesn’t take much for a back injury to occur. Pulled muscles are one of the most common causes of back pain. Any type of pulled muscle or torn ligaments can cause you back pain. Improper lifting and trauma to the back are often to blame for spinal pain.

Natural aging can also be the cause of your back pain. You have 30+ vertebrae that makes up your spine. In between each vertebrae, a disc is in place to support and protect your spine. As you age, your disc lose water and shrink. Eventually, you can have areas where vertebrae are rubbing one another. This is known as Degenerative Disc. This may or may not cause back pain. Everyone is different, some may experience back pain from degenerative disc while others do not. Osteoarthritis, one of the most common types of arthritis, can also be the culprit of your back or neck pain.

Herniated disc is another cause of spinal pain. Herniated disc can be caused by injury or natural aging. A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine. A herniated disk can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. On the other hand, some people experience no symptoms from a herniated disk. Most people who have a herniated disk don’t need surgery but in rare cases, it can be performed.

Spinal Stenosis can be a cause of spinal pain as well. Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column. While some people have no signs or symptoms, spinal stenosis can cause pain, numbness, muscle weakness, and problems with bladder or bowel function.

Sciatica often causes lower back pain that extends into the hips, buttocks and legs. Sciatica symptoms occur when the large sciatic nerve is irritated. Sciatica can be a result of injury, such as a pinched nerve. Sciatica pain can be mild to severe. You may experience pain in a specific area with sciatica, depending on where the nerve is irritated.

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Spinal Pain Treatments

Several back pain treatments can be used to treat and relieve your spinal pain. Your course of treatment will depend on what spinal region is causing your pain. Once your doctor knows the source of your pain, you’ll be able to determine a course of action and treatment. It’s possible that your pain may go away on its own or you will need some type of pain management. You may require physical therapy or perhaps exercises. If the pain is extreme, surgery may be needed. Over-the-counter medications and prescribed medications can be used to help treat inflammatory and your pain.

For those of you that haven’t found pain relief for your spinal pain, we want you to know that you do have options. The Doctor’s Back Pain System has helped thousands of men and women relieve their spinal pain. We understand that back pain affects everyone differently. We understand that some back pain treatments may work for one and not the other. More importantly, we believe you when you say that you’re in pain. We want you to fully understand how our back pain system works, so we want you to watch our free webinar to learn exactly what we can do for you. If you go to the top right of this page, you’ll see our submission form. It only takes a minute to sign up. If you’d rather get our back pain treatment now, just click on the link.

Living In Pain

Thanks for taking the time to read our resources. If you go to our health blog, you can find dozens of great articles on pain, health, weight loss and living healthy. I’m sorry that you’re in pain, no one deserves to live in pain. This is why we have several pain relief treatments that we offer. We also have health forums to help you with your questions. You don’t have to live in pain. Just because you’ve tried other treatments and failed doesn’t mean that you have to give up and live in pain. We have all the resources and treatments you’ll ever need to relieve and end your pain. Don’t forget about our free webinar and forums, best wishes on your journey.