Back pain is a common issue that can result from various factors. Some common causes of back pain include:
Muscle Strain: Overuse, poor posture, or lifting heavy objects improperly can strain the muscles and ligaments in the back.
Herniated Disc: The soft, gel-like centre of a spinal disc may protrude and irritate the nerves nearby.
Osteoarthritis: degenerative changes of the spine’s facet joints can lead to pain and stiffness.
Sciatica: Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, often causing pain radiating down the leg.
Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
Scoliosis: Abnormal curvature of the spine, which can lead to discomfort.
Musculoskeletal Issues: Conditions like fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndrome can contribute to chronic back pain.
Lifestyle factors, such as lack of exercise, obesity, and poor ergonomics, can also play a role.
Management often involves rest, physical therapy, medications, and in some cases, surgical intervention.
It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan based on the specific cause of the back pain.
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