Lower back pain is not just an issue that prevailed in the USA only it is a common problem all over the world due to present-day requirements. In America only, 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their life. The majority of back pain does not necessarily have physical reasons but exceptions are always there.
In an overall percentage of back pain suffering people, 30% is that population who have issues specifically in the lower back. And it is one of the leading causes of disability in jobs worldwide. Lower back pain can be due to age and can also have other reasons like problems in your spine or hip, injuries, or any internal organ issue.
The treatment process of lower back pain depends on the severity of the symptoms as well as the cause of the pain. You can take a record of your symptoms whenever they appear so that the appropriate treatment process can be chosen. Specialty Care Clinics believes that understanding body pain whether it is lower back pain or other is the first step towards recovery. Our board-certified expert doctors treat all types of body pain.
WHAT CAN BE THE EXACT CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN?
To know the exact cause of lower back pain needs a diagnosis of your condition first. Only after that, you will be able to understand the reason for your pain. Our back spine is supported by muscles, ligaments, and joints. Sudden and repetitive injury in any of these supporters can be the reason for lower back pain.
Tearing or stretching (pulling) of muscles or tissues connecting muscle to bone or tendon. This pulled muscle gives rise to pain, spasms, and stiffness in your lower back with time. Muscle injury can be localized and can cause pain anytime every time. To recognize muscle strain look for these symptoms :
- High-intensity pain that accelerated with movement
- Complications while standing or walking
- Sharp shooting pain when going to sit from standing for a while or vice versa.
This pain soothes when you recline with support and elevate your legs or you can also lie down and then elevate your knees.
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Whenever your body receives a shock from an injury it is absorbed by the shock absorbers between your vertebrae in spinal discs then your upper body supports these absorbers allowing a wide range of movements. Due to disc herniation, leakage of inner content may take place and causes irritation or compression to a nearby spinal nerve root. The repeated inflammatory events (one after the other) may cause the following symptoms :
- Acute pain in the lower back and stiffness
- When lifting heavy objects or doing strenuous exercise can shoot the pain
- Burning sensation in hips, thighs, and/or calves
- Sharp pain or mild aches along the outer side or underside of the foot
- Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the leg
When all these symptoms emerge from the sciatic nerve root, it is known as sciatica.
To relieve or heal the herniated discs to some extent you can try a few anti-inflammatory medications as suggested by a medical professional and also combine them with a specific type of lumber extension exercises. In significant neural compression with severe symptoms, you may more intensive medical treatment.
The Piriformis muscle located deep in the buttock is affected by this syndrome. If you are suffering from this syndrome you will experience pain in the buttocks and hip which is also considered lower back pain. Symptoms may be like these :
- Heightened or intensified pain in the buttock when sitting for long hours
- Acute lower back pain and stiffness
- Burning sensation at the back of your thigh
To cure this pain, try pain-relieving medicines. Muscle relaxants exercises can help in severe cases. When in long-term treatment physical therapy and piriformis muscle stretch can be helpful.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunctions
Sacroiliitis is a condition of inflammation and dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint. This joint connects the end of your spine to your pelvis on each side. Symptoms can be :
- Sharp shooting or throbbing pain directly at your affected joint.
- Burning feeling at the back of the thigh
- Positional flare-ups when you change into another position.
These were the major reasons for lower back pain besides these other causes can also be responsible for acute pain due to inflammation. For example kidney stones, kidney infections, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis. Women may have different reasons for developing lower back pain issues like (uterine fibroids, pregnancy, etc.)