Why does your back hurt? 3 possible causes

Centro de la columna Vertebral: June 06, 2018

¿Por qué te duele la espalda? 3 posibles causas

Why does your back hurt? 3 possible causes

. If your back hurts there are a wide variety of conditions you can have. It is important that you maintain a stable and adequate weight, as well as correct posture when performing your daily activities. In any case, seek professional medical help to avoid complications that could put your mobility at risk.

Most common causes of back pain

Muscle problems

One of the most common causes of back pain especially if you're under 50, is muscle injury or problems. In this case the pain is more common in the upper and middle part of the back. Avoid the following:

  • Exercising without warming up
  • Weightlifting above your capacity
  • Hunching over when spending a lot of time on the computer

Degenerative diseases

Arthritis, or joint wear, can affect your spine, since bones suffer constant friction as cartilage and other tissues around them are lost. This disease is more common among older people, although it can occur in young people too.

Another cause of back pain due to disease includes osteoporosis, which weakens the bones. They do not end up breaking, necessarily, but when you lose strength the nerves in the back can be compressed and cause acute pain, besides difficulty to walk or tickling in the extremities.

These diseases require a specific diagnosis and treatment that only a medical specialist can provide.

Herniated disc

. Herniated discs are also a common problem. They can cause chronic low back pain especially with physical activity or sudden movements. They occur when the discs between the spinal vertebrae bulge out of place or lose their ability to cushion. They are also associated with poor posture and unprotected physical activity.

Does your back hurt? Visit the CCV

At the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we are specialists in spine problems. Now that you know more about why your back hurts you can come in for a medical evaluation. Our treatment does not require surgery and has guaranteed results.

Schedule an appointment herehere

"The information contained in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replaces medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Mendez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license: 602691".

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