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Back pain is a common health issue faced by people. Back pain is pain felt in the back, sometimes it may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. Most common areas of back pain are neck pain (cervical), middle back pain (thoracic), lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) with the lumbar vertebrae. Back pain is a problem faced by eight out of ten working people. Experts say that back pain is associated with the way our bones, muscles and ligaments in our backs work and connect together.
Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. Poor posture or sitting for long period and stress are major risk factors of back pain.

Common causes of Back pain are :

  • A slipped /herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Accidents & injuries
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine related problems
  • Bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc diseases
  • Muscle/ligament strain
  • Excessive workouts
  • Poor posture
  • Skeletal irregularities.

Stress and emotional issues play an important role in physical pain like headache & back pain. Applying bams for back pain may give instant relief but it has severe side effects. Frequent usage of commonly prescribed pain killers may give some side effects like heart attack, digestive problems, and can cause harm to kidneys.

People, who are suffering from back pain can go for safe and effective methods :

  • Yoga
  • Exercises
  • Chiropractic care
  • Massage
  • Eat right
  • Sleep sideways
  • Stretching
  • Acupuncture

Undergoing physical therapy or Homeopathy therapy are also useful in avoiding back pain. Chronic Backache usually occurs due to degeneration in the bones of the spine. Acute Backaches occur due to lot of strain on back and excessive stress – This stress leads to straining of back muscles and ligaments. Simple examples of sudden backache are lifting of heavy weights, prolonged sitting etc.

Cancer of spine, infection in spine, sleep disorders, bad mattress, body weight etc, are some other causes of back pain. Some back issues can cause pain in other body parts also. Tests like X-ray, MRI, Bone scan, CT-scan are very useful in finding the main cause of back pain and in proper treatment.

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