Main Causes of Back Pain

In many situations back and neck pain are preventable. Many of us will suffer from one at some time in our lives. Statistically, most back injuries will heal on its own over time. This article describes how you can prevent back and neck pain from occurring.

Information on Back Pain

The back is defined as the area that starts at the top of the neck and ends at the tailbone. It is made of the bones in the spine called the vertebrae. The joints that moves the body is the spine. The spine has discs that separate the bones in the back that absorbs shock as the body moves. The spine is made of muscles and ligaments that hold them together.

Within the body these structures can be stressed or injured, this is what causes back pain. In some situations, back pain is caused by forceful movements when the body is not stretched. Forceful movements can

  • Strain the Back


  • Sprain the ligaments


  • Sprain the muscles


  • Twist the Back

The discs in the back are known to be torn and rupture with many people especially athletes. When there are tears in the disk, this causes a rubber like material inside the disc to leak out and press against the nerves. When this happens, the nerves become irritated and swelling and information in the spine will occur.

Most of the conditions will result in at least 3 days of pain and swelling. The injuries can be healed slowly on its own. The pain will usually be felt in throughout the lower back and the buttocks and even the legs.  If you are injured I would consider seeing a doctor. In most situations the injuries can heal on their own in a month or two.

Knowing the Difference of Pains and Injuries

A back pain I caused by injuries that affect the

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Spine

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