What type of Back Pain?

So what type of back pain do you have? It makes a real difference in you recover and care when you know you type of back pain.

Answer these three simple questions and look at what symptoms you have and then there are some treatments suggested for you to move forward.

Remember lower back strain is acute pain caused by damage to the muscles and ligaments of the back. It is often referred to as a pulled muscle. The back is supported by a large, complex group of muscles that hold up the spine, including the extensor, flexor, and oblique muscles. The soft tissues surrounding the spine enable bending forward, lifting, arching, and twisting movements.

How would you describe your back pain?

  1. Sore and Achy
  2. Tight and Stiff
  3. Sharp Shooting Pain

When is your back pain more prevalent?

    1. More that I can count
    2. After a strenuous activity
    3. Suddenly when I stand up or sit down

      Where does your back hurt?

  1. Feels like my bones and rubbing together
  2. All in one sport, usually in the lower region

3. Feels deep within my nerves of my back


Mainly No. 1
You have muscular back pain.

Your pain usually comes on suddenly with accompanying muscle spasms and your back may feel sore when touched. Muscular back pain is one of the most common types of back pain. It can occur after an abrupt and awkward movement, when you lift something improperly, or when you lift something too heavy.

Mainly No 2
You have structural back pain.

Your pain may be steady or intermittent that is aggravated by extended activity. When the affected area on your back is pressed, it may feel tender and stiff, or you feel pain every time you bend over. You may also experience loss of flexibility in your back. Structural back pain tends to occur as your get older. If you have scoliosis, the spine curves abnormally, causing back pain. If you have osteoarthritis, you’ll experience lower back pain. If you have a degenerative disc, the disc, or shock absorbing cushion between your spine’s vertebrae shrinks or tears, causing the bones to rub together.

Mainly No. 3
You have nerve back pain.

You may feel sharp, shooting pain, deep burning, numbness, or tingling sensations. Nerve back pain can be caused by a bulging or herniated disc in the spine that presses against nerve endings. It can cause sciatica, heel pain, and even destabilize the pelvis and trigger incontinence. If you suspect you have nerve pain, see your doctor immediately to prevent permanent nerve damage.


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