Understanding Back Pain Causes And Treatment

Back pain affects almost 80% of people and the most common form is low back pain. Because you rely on your back for almost every movement you make, it is vulnerable to injury. This is one of the most common problems that encourage a visit to your doctor and for lost work. In fact, it is the second-highest cause of defects in people under the age of 45 years. You can consider the osteopathy/cranial osteopathy to overcome your back pain problem.

Even though people complained of back pain, it was not a diagnosis but symptoms of the underlying disorder. There are two types of back pain, acute and chronic. Acute back pain is a pain with new-onset. Suddenly appeared, usually due to injury. This is the most common type of back pain. Chronic pain is a pain that can have a fast or slow onset, but still there for a long time.

  • What causes back pain?

To begin to understand the causes of back pain, we need to understand the spine. The back consists of 33 vertebrae or bones. It is divided into 5 groups: cervix, thorax, lumbar, sacrum, and tail bone. The cervical spine (the back of the top or neck) consists of 7 vertebrae. Torax (center) has 12, and the Lumbar spine (low back) has 5 vertebrae. 

  • Mechanical Causes:

This is a problem with the way the spine works. For example, spondylolisthesis (decrease in the disc to one vertebra to slip forward, causing the spine to rub together, therefore causes pain). Other mechanical problems are fractures, hernia discs, spinal stenosis, spinal degeneration, and pelvic rheumatic.

  • Injuries –

These categories include forms of back pain that are common due to injury to the spine or ligaments and muscles involved with the spine. Sprains, for example, results if the ligament that supports the spine is withdrawn or torn apart because of the appointment or mechanism of an inappropriate body, even rotating in the wrong way, fractures can occur from osteoarthritis which causes the bone to be fragile and weak.