Back pain is something many are faced with at one time or the other and for numerous causes. Being able to recognize the cause and correcting it as soon as possible may save you from damaging you back further and/or other serious diseases.
Common Causes Of Back Pain
The number cause of back pain is standing or sitting the wrong way. Both are activities we engage in on a daily basis. For example, when sitting at your office desk and working on the computer. If your chair does not adequately support your back, you are likely to get back aches. Standing for long periods of times such as sales people do can cause back pain as well.
Other causes of back pain are lifting of heavy objects the wrong way such as bending over and picking a heavy box thus, putting the entire weight on your back instead of squatting and lifting heavy boxes, which will then place the weight on your legs and not strain your back in the process.
Ageing and arthritis is yet another cause of back pain, which usually will persist and can only be treating with prescription medication and not usual painkillers that one can buy over the counter.
Consult Your Doctor
Back pains are dangerous as it usually affects your spinal cord, which is the main support that you have for standing up. If the back ache persists even after you have corrected what you thought was the cause of back pain and/or taken painkillers for it, you must immediately consult a doctor to determine its actual cause and treatment.
There are many other factors that can cause back pain and create in the process serious diseases. These can lead to restricted movement and even paralysis. Therefore whatever the cause of back pain, if it persists or if you got the ache in an accident such as falling or being hit by an object, you must consult a doctor right away.
If you simply ignore your back pain or take a handful of painkillers in order to get rid of the pain temporarily, sometimes that may not be enough. If going to a doctor is not always pleasant, it will always be for your best interest.