Back pain is a one of the most common medical problem and potentially serious ailment. It can become so debilitating for some patients that it hinders their ability to participate in everyday activities, Dr Amit Shridhar is a renowned back pain doctor in Delhi India
This is typically divided into three distinct categories:
- Neck pain (cervical)
- Middle back pain (thoracic)
- Lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected.
Since lumbar area supports most of the weight in the upper body so The lumbar area is the most common area for pain.
It can originate from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Internal structures such as the gallbladder, pancreas, aorta, and kidneys may also cause referred pain in the back.
Back Pain Causes
The human back have a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks and bones. The segments of our spine are cushioned with cartilage-like pads called disks. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain.
The most common causes are Strained muscles, Strained ligaments, A muscle spasm
Things that can lead to strains or spasms include Lifting something improperly, Lifting something that is too heavy, The result of an abrupt and awkward movement etc.
Structural problems – the following structural problems may also cause of back pain:
Ruptured disks , Bulging disks , Sciatica , Arthritis , Abnormal curvature of the spine , Osteoporosis.
some other causes of are Cauda equina syndrome, Cancer of the spine, Sleep disorders, Shingles, Bad mattress, due to some everyday activity or poor posture.
Back Pain Symptoms
The main symptoms are an ache or pain anywhere on the back, and sometimes all the way down to the buttocks and legs. Some back issues can cause pain in other parts of the body, depending on the nerves affected.