Posted on September 01, 2020

Category: Physical Injury Causes and Prevention

There’re two types of people on earth… those with backpain and those without. It’s an all too familiar condition that plagues millions of people every year. Back pain is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. It’s shocking. Don’t take your back pain lightly.

Here’s everything you need to know about lower back pain and treatment.

Types of Pain

Lower back pain comes in a wide variety of symptoms. It can range from being mild and a slight nuisance to extremely painful and physically hindering. Lower back pain can commonly be defined by two ways: mechanical or radicular pain.

Most lower back pain is acute and lasts no longer than a few weeks. If you’re experiencing back pain that continues for 12 weeks or longer, it’s defined as chronic back pain.

What Are the Causes?

There are plenty of ways to injure your back and cause this kind of pain. Strenuous or improper physical activity, poor posture and certain medical conditions all cause back pain.

Treatment

For acute pain, all you may need is rest and a little time. You can always use over-the-counter pain relievers to help with irritating pain. If your pain is persistent, physical therapy and exercise can help reduce pain, strengthen muscles and get you back to normal. If serious enough, back pain may require surgery.

But generally speaking, most back pain will improve over a few weeks’ time. Here’s when you should seek medical professional help:

Follow these tips and reduce the stress placed on your back.