Back pain can have a myriad of causes. The majority of back pain occurs as an acute attack, seemingly out of nowhere, or as the result of trauma to the back area. The spine is an intricate web of bones and other components which can make back pain difficult to diagnose. A tangled myriad of muscles, ligaments and tendons can offer up an endless option for back pain.
The lower back is one of the most common areas where patients experience back pain. There are so many reasons that one could be suffering from back pain, as there are more than thirty bones in the vertebrae. The lower back carries most of the weight that is experienced by individuals, therefore the reason why the lower back is the most common area that patients experience back pain. What are the common treatments for back pain? Back pain is commonly treated through the use of exercise or intervention from a medical professional. Therapeutic massage can lead to an increase in blood flow, lessening the pain that is felt from an injury. Strains and sprains are two of the most common back pail complaints. An injury to a muscle causes the strain or sprain on the back and can be caused by excessive weight on the back, poor posture, carrying heavy loads and can result in soreness and stiffness that can cause muscles to feel as there is a “knot” in them. Did you know that the pain felt from a strain actually occur to prevent further activity which can cause injury?
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