All You Need To Know About Back Pain

Back pain is very common in Palm Beach amongst adults between 35 and 55 years of age. According to the experts, back pain is related to the manner in which our bones, ligaments and muscles work together and are connected together.

Human back consists of a complex structure of muscles, tendons, ligaments, disks and bones. The sections of our spine, called disks, are cushioned with cartilage-like pads. Complications in any of these components can cause back pain. In some cases, the cause of back pain is never found.

All You Need To Know About Back Pain

Types of Back Pain

In general, back pain in Palm Beach people can be classified as:

  • Acute: Back pain starts suddenly and remains for a maximum of three months
  • Chronic: Back pain develops over a longer period and extends over three months

Causes of Back Pain

Palm Beach people suffer back pain, which can be due to:

  • Strain
  • Strained muscles
  • Strained ligaments
  • A muscle spasm
  • Structural problems
  • Ruptured disks 
  • Sciatica 
  • Arthritis 
  • Abnormal curvature of the spine 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cancer of the spine
  • Infection of the spine
  • Other infections
  • Sleep disorder
  • Shingles 
  • Bad mattress 
  • Everyday activities or poor posture
  • Bending awkwardly
  • Pulling something
  • Pushing something
  • Lifting something
  • Twisting
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Standing for long periods
  • Carrying something
  • Bending down for long periods
  • Over-stretching
  • Straining the neck forward
  • Muscle tension
  • Long driving sessions without a break

Back Pain Remedies

Back pain usually takes a few weeks or months to improve. However, you can try some remedies that will help in reducing your back pain. Some of those remedies include:

  • Staying Active

You must keep up with your normal activities and keep moving as much as possible.

  • Back exercises and Stretches

Simple back exercises and stretches will also help reduce your back pain. You can carry out with back exercises at home, as much and as often as you need to.

  • Painkillers

If you have an unbearable pain, painkillers will provide you temporary relief with that. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) tablets can help relieve your pain. You can buy different types of painkillers easily from pharmacies without a prescription.

  • Hot and Cold Packs

Being able to use hot or cold packs varies from person to person. Hot packs may suit some people, while some people might have a pain relief by using cold packs. You can alternate between a hot pack and a cold pack.