Back pain: 6 causes you don’t think about

Do you often have back pain, but don’t know why? Be aware that there are several possible causes, some of which are unknown. Explanations.

Pain in spine

The low back pain, often referred back pain or lumbago is very common: 90% of French ensure suffer, according to a study by Opinion Way. But what is the origin of this “evil of the century”? The answer, in our slideshow.

What is back pain?

“Back pain, also called” low back pain “,” lumbago “or” kidney disease ” often intense, in the lumbar vertebrae, located in the lower back. It is also possible to” feel a feeling blocking or difficulty in making certain movements, “according to the Améli site.

In the medical field, we speak of “common low back pain”.

In contrast, we find ” specific low back pain “, which is linked to underlying diseases such as scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis, fracture of a vertebra, infection localized to the spine, a vertebral tumor …

Usually, this starts without any specific movement.

We often talk about “the wrong movement” but in reality, it is just the ordinary movements of everyday life that can block the back.

These can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that provide support and function for the spine.

Usually, back pain is treated well, if there is no underlying disease and if it is taken care of in time.

In the first weeks, it is advisable to take charge of the lower back pain and prevent it from setting in. To do this, quickly consult a doctor. 

Often the only treatment is to perform specific exercises for the back, so as not to let it “rust”.

Cause of people at risk

This cause certainly affects many French people, but some are more at risk than others. 

For example, older people more often suffer from this cause. Because their back, less muscular, have more difficulty maintaining the spine. The bone mineral density of the vertebrae also decreases and the articular cartilage becomes thinner and more fragile. This explains why the frequency of lumbago gradually increases over the course of life.

However, with the development of a sedentary lifestyle and inactivity, back pain is increasingly affecting young people. Indeed, without activity, the muscles relax and are not strong enough to play their role.

This is why it is essential to relieving by maintaining or quickly resuming physical activity, to prevent the pain from setting in.

“It is by maintaining your back, strengthening your muscles and the flexibility of the ligaments that you heal and avoid chronic back pain”, we can read on the Améli website.

Another important risk factor: the trades that promote poor posture  (painful positions, prolonged sitting). And that drive activity physical too intense (when excessive, unbalanced, static, constrained by time, etc

Finally, the monotony of the tasks of a job, professional dissatisfaction, the little recognition received in exchange for the efforts made … are likely to favor lumbago and in particular their passage to chronicity.

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