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Back pain: What are the causes and risks?

The cut-throat competition in the current world is impeccable, this leads to several acute or maybe even life taking diseases. Everyone must have suffered from back pain once in our lives but we don’t really care about it and consider it as something not consequential in our sedentary lifestyle.

In some conditions, back pain can be mild in some other, it can flare up and then vanish or in some cases it can be life-taking. Here we will outline different types of back pain, it’s causes and the risk factors aiding it.

TYPES OF BACK PAIN AND IT’S CAUSES

1. FLEXION DOMINANT

In this type, most of the cases (not always) are related to injury to the disc. It might show certain symptoms such as pain while coughing and sneezing, problem while standing after rising from sitting, rare case of numbness or leg weakness.

2. STRAIN

The most common root for is tension, injury, strain, Muscle spasm, tension or strained ligaments . Lifting something wrongly or something which is way too heavy.

3. POOR POSTURE AND MOVEMENT 

A bad posture can be an underlying reason. The most common cause of it can be sleeping on a mattress that does not keep the spine straight, over stretching, long driving session or bending awkwardly.

 4. INFLAMMATORY BACK PAIN

This kind of is caused by inflammation in the joints and can be often misdiagnosed. Physiotherapy is the best solution for treating such kind of pain and will help with symptom management.

Pregnancy, older age, excessive smoking, genetic factors, arthritis and cancer, poor physical fitness are few factors that can cause back pain. Consulting a spine specialist for a diagnosis is always suggested as medical care may help have a better outcome

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