What Is Back Pain?

Who experiences back pain?

Lower back pain, also called lumbago, is not a disorder. It’s a symptom of several different types of medical problems.


It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back

Diagram of muscles in lower back

This diagram shows which muscles in the lower back may be causing you pain.

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Most of time, the back pain really can give a truly bad life feeling, especially after a tired and busy day. We are here to try our best to relief your back pain within 15 minutes.

Back pain home remedies

Many home remedies can be used with traditional back pain treatments. If you have questions about these, talk with your doctor.


Heat/ice therapy

Ice packs may relieve discomfort and help lessen inflammation in acute phases of back pain. Note: Don’t apply the ice directly to your skin. Wrap it in a thin towel or gauze to prevent damage to your skin.


Warm compresses may also relieve pain when inflammation has subsided. Consider alternating between heat and cold.


Exercises

Exercises to improve posture and strengthen the muscles of the back and abdominal muscles — called the core muscles — are a treatment option that should be strongly considered.


This treatment often involves:


improving posture

using proper lifting techniques

strengthening core muscles

stretching muscles to improve flexibility

A physical therapist can teach you how to perform these types of exercises at home.


Essential oils

Research suggests lavender essential oil or ointments made with capsaicin may help decrease pain.


Capsaicin is the ingredient in peppers that make them hot. These ingredients may desensitize the nerves in the impacted area and decrease the pain you feel.


Salt baths

A hot bath can do wonders for aching muscles, but while you’re soaking, give the water an added boost for your back with Epsom salt. Your body can absorb the minerals from the salt bath, and they can help ease aching muscles.


Home remedies may be highly effective at reducing back pain. Learn more about how to use them and how they work.


Back pain causes

The most common causes of lower back pain are strain and problems with back structures.


Strain

Strained muscles often cause back pain. Strain commonly occurs with incorrect lifting of heavy objects and sudden awkward movements.


Strain can also result from over-activity. An example is the sore feeling and stiffness that occurs after a few hours of yard work or playing a sport.


Structural problems

Vertebrae are the interlocking bones stacked on top of one another that make up the spine. Disks are areas of tissue that cushion the space between each vertebra. Disk injuries are a fairly common cause of back pain.


Sometimes these disks can bulge, herniate, or rupture. Nerves can get compressed when this happens.


Herniated disks can be very painful. A bulging disk pressing on the nerve that travels from your back down your leg can cause sciatica or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can be experienced in your leg as:


· pain

· tingling

· numbness

· Arthritis

Spinal osteoarthritis is also a potential cause for back pain. It’s caused by damage and deterioration in the cartilage of joints in your lower back.