Lower Back Pain

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Lower Back Pain

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What is Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain. It affects people of all ages, from children to adults, and occurs in both men and women.

Lower back pain can be acute or chronic. Acute lower back pain usually lasts less than four weeks and often gets better with home treatment. Chronic lower back pain lasts longer than three months and may require more serious treatment.

What are the types of Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a common problem. It can be caused by many factors, including an injury to your back or muscles, arthritis, or a herniated disc in your spine. Lower back pain can range from mild to severe and may last for only a few days up to several months.

There are three types of lower back pain: non-specific muscular pain, muscle spasms, and radicular pain.

Non-specific muscular pain

Non-specific muscular pain is the most common type of lower back pain, and it is usually caused by overuse or repetitive strain. This type of pain can be treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications.

Non-specific muscular pain occurs when the muscles around your spine become strained or irritated, causing pain that radiates up and down your leg.

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms occur when the muscles around your spine contract too much and become tight. Muscle spasms can result from many different things, including injury, stress, or conditions like arthritis.

Muscle spasms occur when one or more of the muscles in your back contracts uncontrollably and causes sharp shooting pains that radiate down your leg.

Radicular Pain

Radicular pain occurs when there is irritation of the nerve root in one or more areas of your spine due to degenerative disc disease or narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis).

Radicular pain is also common among people suffering from lower back pain. Radicular pain occurs when nerves in your spine become compressed or irritated as they exit from your spinal cord and enter into your body. This often occurs when there’s a problem with the discs between your vertebrae in your spine; it can also happen when there are problems with the vertebrae themselves or bones that make up the spine (vertebrae).

What are the symptoms of Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a common symptom of an injury or muscle strain. It can also be caused by problems with the nerves, bones and discs.

The symptoms of lower back pain include:

  • Pain in the lower part of the back
  • Pain when moving
  • Pain when lifting objects or bending over
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

What are the causes of Lower Back Pain?

The lower back is one of the most common areas for pain and stiffness, and the reasons for this are many. Lower back pain can have a number of causes, including:

  • Muscle tightness or spasm. This is the most common cause of lower back pain.
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD occurs when there is an abnormal change in the structure or function of a person’s intervertebral discs (the soft cushioning material between each vertebrae).
  • Osteoarthritis (OA). OA occurs when there is an abnormal wearing down of cartilage within joints due to aging or overuse.
  • Fractures and other bone injuries (e.g., fractures, spinal stenosis).
  • Inflammation due to infection (e.g., epidural abscesses), inflammation caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, or inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus.

What are the risk factors for Lower Back Pain?

The leading risk factor for lower back pain is age. As we get older, our bodies change and our muscles weaken. This can put a strain on the lower back region, which can cause pain and other symptoms.

Other risk factors for lower back pain include:

  • Work-related activities that involve heavy lifting or repetitive motions such as painting, construction work, factory work, and farming
  • Excess weight or obesity
  • Dietary habits that include high fat intake and low fiber intake
  • Physical inactivity

How to prevent Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a common problem that affects people of all ages. It can be caused by a variety of factors, from poor posture to a misaligned spine.

There are many things you can do to prevent lower back pain. Here are some tips:

  • Stretch your hamstrings and hip flexors before you exercise.
  • Wear high-quality shoes with good support for your feet and ankles.
  • Maintain an active lifestyle, including walking and strength training.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time by taking frequent breaks from work or watching TV.

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What are the exercises for Lower Back Pain?

If you’re suffering from lower back pain, you may be tempted to just lie in bed and rest. But don’t give up on exercise just yet! Exercise can help improve your posture, relieve muscle tension, and even help reduce stress—all of which can ease the pain of lower back problems.

To get started with the right exercises for lower back pain, try these:

Bridge Pose

This is a great way to stretch out your lower back and get rid of any tension that may be causing your pain.

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift hips up until they’re in line with your torso, then hold for 30 seconds before lowering again. Repeat 8 times.

Knee-To-Chest Stretches

These are also great for relieving tension in the lower back area as well as loosening up tight hip flexors which can lead to lower back pain if they aren’t stretched regularly.

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift hips off the mat as you bring one knee towards your chest until it touches. Hold for 20 seconds before repeating with other leg for a total of 4 reps per side (8 total).

Pelvic Tilts

This exercise helps to strengthen the muscles around your pelvis and spine and can relieve tension in these areas.

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Tighten abs and tilt pelvis forward so there’s an imaginary line running through tailbone, pubic bone and navel; hold for 5 seconds before returning to neutral position.

What are the treatments for Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a common problem that can be caused by a number of issues. No matter the cause, there are a number of treatments available to help ease your discomfort and get you back on track.

Some of these treatments include:

  • Heat/cold therapy
  • Exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles in your lower back
  • Medication (when necessary)

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What brace is used for Lower Back Pain?

A lumbar support back brace is designed for people who suffer from lower back pain. The brace helps to stabilize the spine and assist in the healing process by providing support for weak muscles, ligaments and tendons.

The brace can also be used by people with spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, who need additional stability in the lumbar region of the spine.

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