The back comprises muscles, tendons, spinal discs, bones, and other elaborate structures that work together to enable the body to support itself when it is in motion.
The spine is cushioned by fibrocartilage, called your discs. The degeneration of the disc is called spondylosis. Spondylosis reduces the space between vertebrae, predisposing the spine to lumbar pain such as facet joint arthritis and spinal stenosis.
There are a number of reasons why you could be in need of treatment from a back pain specialist near you. Some of the most common reasons are listed below.
1. Tension due to poor posture
2. Structural Damage on the spinal disks due to aging, such as:
- Ruptured Discs that often is a form of nerve pain
- Bulging Disks that are similar to pinched nerves
- Sciatica which is pain that radiates from the buttocks to the back of the leg resulting from pressure on a nerve
- Arthritis of the spine secondary to trauma and thinning of the vertebral discs
- Spinal stenosis is due to narrowing of the spinal canal which compresses the spinal nerves
- Abnormally curved spine caused by scoliosis where the spine curves on either side
- Kidney infection, stones, and prostate problems can cause pain that radiates to the lower back
3. Fracture in the spine because of the improper lifting of weights
4. Spinal fracture from lifting something that is too heavy
5. Fracture from sudden or misaligned shift or movement such as:
- muscle tension
- excessive stretching
- awkward bending for long periods
- prolonged standing and sitting
- poor posture when using a computer or cellphone
- long non-stop driving
- poor-shaped mattress
6. Pregnancy and Ovarian problems can cause back pain too as it can cause pressure on the lumbar region because of the growing infant and its natural movements inside the womb. Fortunately, this pain goes away after delivery.