Back Pain

back-painBack pain can occur as lower back pain, the most common, middle back pain, upper back pain or low back pain with sciatica. Arthritis, nerve and muscular problems and degenerative disc disease can often result in back pain. It usually results from sprains and strains caused by stressful movements like lifting something without using proper techniques or sudden twisting motions.

Often times, the pain will subside over time and heals on its own through rest and medication. When back pain is caused by a more severe condition, for example, a herniated disc or spondylosis, a slipping of vertebra that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine, it may require more involved medical help, such as physical therapy or even surgery.

Risk factors include being male, middle-aged or older, having a family history of back pain, a previous back injury, being pregnant, overweight or even smoking.