Three Things Everyone Thinks When They’re Suffering From Back Pain

Three Things Everyone Thinks When They’re Suffering From Back Pain

Health and Fitness February 6, 2015

Causes of lower back pain

There’s probably nothing worse than having back pain. Whether it’s a tiny nagging pain that annoys you all day or the burning aching kind of pain that makes you want to lay in bed all day, there’s no denying it: back pain sucks. Not only does it cause physical pain, but it can have emotional and economic effects too. In fact, back pain costs Americans more than $50 billion each year. Here are a few answers to questions that anyone suffering from back pain has.

1. What is causing this?
The first thing you probably think when you notice your back pain is Why is this happening to me? There are a couple of different causes of lower back pain. One of them is medical issues, like scoliosis or arthritis that can cause pain. Otherwise, you may have suffered an injury or trauma to the area. Of course, aside from those issues, simply sitting around too much can cause back pain.

2. What can I do to prevent low back pain?
There are a few different things you can to start preventing lower back pain. It’s tempting to lay in bed and try to recover from back pain, but that’s actually not going to help. Being active and having strong back muscles are both very important for avoiding injury and for keeping good posture to help avoid experiencing back pain in the future.

3. What are my treatment options?
There are a few different treatment options for lower back pain, and which is right for you depends on a few different things, namely, what’s causing your back pain to begin with. In some cases, surgery might be necessary, but don’t assume that’s where you’re headed. There are plenty of non-surgical treatments like medications, nerve blocks, and exercise.

Do you have any other questions about back pain, its causes, treatments, or prevention? Feel free to ask us in the comments section below. See this reference for more.