Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is just as common as the common cold, affecting up to 80% of the population at some stage of their life.
Sciatica is a general term describing pain running down the back of the leg. Sciatica can be caused by a number of reasons from bulging discs to tight muscles.
Slipped Disc/Pinched Nerve
Slipped disc refers to a lumbar spine disc injury. Discs can be torn and the fluid inside them can bulge out irritating the nerve, commonly referred to as a pinched nerve.
Low Back Strain/Sprain
Low back strain refers mainly to strain of the muscles in the lower back also referred to as a low back spasm. Lower back sprain refers to the injury of the small joints of the lumbar spine called the facet joints. Lower back sprain may also be an injury to the lumbar spine ligaments.
Arthritis Of Lower Back
Inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis & Degenerative arthritis such as Osteoarthritis
It is often hard to know the exact cause of lower back pain. It most commonly referred to as non-specific low back pain. There are many factors that contribute to the cause of lower back pain:
Type of exercise you do
Type of job you do
it is often hard to know the exact cause of lower back pain. it is most commonly referred to as non-specific low back pain. There are many factors that contribute to the cause of low back pain:
- hereditary factors
- type of exercise you do
- type of work you do