Most backaches are not considered to be serious disorders though the level of discomfort they cause may be immense at times. The area most likely to be affected is the lower back; this area of the spine bears most of the body’s weight and this area is the region that will hurt the most. Pain in the back is brought on by a number of factors, thus the presence of any sort of inflammation or even a minor injury in any bones that make up the spine-the vertebrae, or a sprain in any of the muscles, the cartilage, the nerves, or any of the other tissues connected to the spine will all bring discomfort and different kinds of aches; collectively called back pain.
Muscular strain is the most likely cause of back pain in the vast majority of individuals. Discomfort and pain in the spine can be brought on by improper body posture, a weakening in the bones or the cartilage can also result in pain. Other causes for discomfort and pain can include a slipped disk, the pain due to a pinched nerve, or pain that is linked to some stress and emotional upset, that is psychosomatic pain. Chronic back pain usually develops in people with a disease such as arthritis or osteoporosis – such disorders predisposes the person to developing back pain and can be regarded as risk factors.
Signs and symptoms of back pain may include:
- Muscle ache
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Pain that radiates down your leg
- Limited flexibility or range of motion of the back