As mentioned in the previous post, back pain is not a disease in itself, it is usually indicative of some other underlying problem. The truth is that many episodes of back pain disappear within a few weeks – that is the good news. The bad news is that back pain can – and has – baffled doctors for a long time. The key, however, to managing back pain is to identify what is causing it. Here are some of the most common causes of back pain.
Have you ever slipped in the bathroom? Or maybe as you were walking on slippery floors? Whatever might have caused some muscle strain, it could be the source of your back pain. Sometimes, you may not even remember the incident that strained your back muscles and you’ll just feel the pain later on. Again, the good news for this type of back pain is that it will disappear on its own after a while.
That doesn’t sound too good, does it? Another term for this condition is herniated disc. This happens when a spinal disc gets injured. The treatment for this condition depends on the specific situation. Best to consult with the doctor.
The words are getting bigger and bigger – this condition occurs when vertebra become unstable and start slipping. We all know that the spine is needed to give support to our frame. If it becomes unstable, pain will surely ensue.
I am hoping that my back pain – yes it’s still here, I am going to the doctor in a bit – is just because of the first reason.
Originally posted on May 19, 2008 @ 10:32 am