Lower Back Pain and Causes

16 Nov Lower Back Pain and Causes

Lower back pain is one of the most common, chronic pain complaints. The lower back is more prone to pain than the upper back because it carries the entire weight of the upper back.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

  • Wear and Tear

Spongy pieces of cartilage act like a cushion between two vertebrae, preventing them from rubbing against each other. With age, the disc can degenerate, losing its cushioning ability. The friction can result in lower back pain. Facet joint degeneration and ruptured discs are some other reasons responsible for lower back pain.

  • Injuries

Lower back injuries can also cause acute lower back pain which may become chronic, if left untreated. Overuse, repetitive motion and wrong posture for long periods can also lead to lower back injuries and pain.

  • Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become porous and the symptoms worsen with age. The bones tend to fracture easily too.

  • Disease

Some diseases may cause lower back pain. These include scoliosis (curvature of spine), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spinal stenosis and more. Infections and tumors can also cause severe back pain.

  • Lifestyle choices

Some lifestyle choices can increase your chances of developing lower back pain –

  • Being overweight or obese, due to improper diet and lack of exercise
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use of corticosteroids can damage bones

To learn more or to see the top pain management doctors in Gilbert, AZ, call Desert Interventional Spine Consultants (DISC) at 480-838-1914. Interventional pain management doctors in Gilbert and Chandler, AZ are committed to providing the highest quality spine care with cutting edge interventional pain treatments and precise diagnostic tests.

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