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Causes, symptoms and treatment of back pain

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The lumbar degenerative disease, herniation, strain and a rupture in one of the discs at the back are some of the main cause of back pain that most people complain about. This problem tends to start when we turn 30 years and above.
The symptoms of back pain include any of the following;

Difficulty walking

Are you unable to get back or walk due to severe pain in the legs? If yes, this could be an early sign that you are having this problem

Radiating pain

The pain that one experiences is rarely confined to the back. The pain will usually radiate to other parts of the body such as the groin, button and the upper thigh. One interesting thing though is that this pain will rarely go past the knee.

Dull but achy pain

The back pain will usually be dull, not sharp as one would expect.

Muscle spasms

One of the commonest signs of the back pain is the presence of muscle spasms. The spasms could be so severe that one is completely unable to move.


The affected parts of the body tend to become soft and tender when one touches them.

Ongoing pain

The back pain may not necessarily appear and disappear. Rather, the pain is a persistent one and will go on for a number of days or even weeks.
The feet and legs could be worse than the back itself. When you experience severe pain in either one leg or foot, you should get checked for back pain. The pain might subside but it will keep coming back. Thus, it should not fool you to think that the pain is gone.
The pain that we are talking about may be confined to one side of the body. For instance, it could affect one leg or buttock.
The pain seems to worsen when one is stationery than when walking. You will find relief when you start to walk as opposed to when you either stand or sit.

Burning pain

Patients of this condition describe a tingling pain that is also burning. It is rarely dull or achy.

General weakness

You will experience some general weakness characterized by numbness in the lower part of the body. You will also be unable to walk or walk with a lot of difficulty.


If you are experiencing this pain, you should seek immediate medication. The kind of treatment that will be offered to you will largely depend on your age, nature and the type. There are medications which are prescribed. You will have surgery in severe cases, though the pain is expected to subside after a period of time, usually in six weeks. One should consider back exercises to relieve pain.
It is common to have strain in the back muscle and even a ligament that is broken. We create some of these problems when we twist ourselves or carry heavy objects. Ligaments can tear when we make sudden body movements.

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