Do you suffer from back pain?


Understanding back pain

Back pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks or months.

Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips.

In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. There are things you can do to help relieve it.

But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back.


Causes of back pain

Sometimes the pain may be from an injury such as a sprain or strain, but often it happens for no apparent reason. It’s very rarely caused by anything serious.

Occasionally back pain can be caused by a medical condition such as:

  • a slipped (prolapsed) disc – where a disc of cartilage in the spine presses on a nearby nerve
  • sciatica – irritation of the nerve that runs from the pelvis to the feet


These conditions tend to cause additional symptoms, such as numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation, and they’re treated differently from non-specific back pain.

"Did you know... Low back pain probably affects around one-third of the UK adult population each year"

Symptoms of back pain

Back pain can have many symptoms, including:

  • ​a dull aching sensation in the lower back
  • a stabbing or shooting pain that can radiate
    down the leg to the foot​​
  • an inability to stand up straight without pain​​
  • a decreased range of motion and diminished
    ability to flex the back

The symptoms of back pain, if due to strain or misuse, are usually short-lived but can last for days or weeks.

Back pain is chronic when symptoms have been present for longer than three months


Risks from back pain

According to the Mayo Clinic, you’re at an increased risk for back pain if you:

work in a sedentary environment don’t exercise engage in high-impact activity without stretching or warming up first are older have obesity are a smoker have been diagnosed with a specific condition like arthritis

Your emotional health also has an effect on your risk for back pain. You may be at a higher risk for back pain if you have a stressful job or have depression and anxiety.

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