Lower Back Pain

Whether it is severe or a mild twinge, it is very common for a person to experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Coming in second to headaches, low back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the U.S.

Lower back pain can be mild enough to cause a person discomfort yet clear up on its own in a few days.Other instances, it is a chronic, debilitating condition that requires medical attention, medicine and therapy.

Causes

The causes for low back pain usually develop over a period of time. It is the part of the spine that bears most of the body’s weight so it is easy to aggravate.

Common causes are attributed to:

  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Genetics
  • Herniated disc
  • Injury
  • Overuse
  • Strain

Symptoms

Symptoms for lower back pain can be a sight mild discomfort that does not interfere too much with daily activity to not being able to move.

Back pain symptoms that patients have experienced are:

  • Limited range of motion
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Muscle aches
  • Not being able to stand or sit up straight
  • Pain in the legs
  • Shooting or stabbing pain