Back pain is one of the most common medical problems affecting 8 over 10 people at some point in their lives. The symptom may be a dull, constant ache or a sudden, sharp pain. The pain may last for a few days or may take more than three months. Depending on the cause, symptom may occur on your upper back or lower back.
If you suffer from severe back pain or if it stays for more than 3 days, you should call our office in Keysborough. We offer quality treatments that will help you recover without the harm of conventional treatments such as drugs and surgery.
Upper back pain
Upper back pain is also described as middle back pain or thoracic pain. It can be felt in the area below the neck and above the waist or lower back. The upper back belongs to the thoracic (chest) section of the spine. Symptoms may include pain in the upper back, muscle spasms, pain when you take a deep breath, pain when you move or when your back is touched, and pain when you move your shoulders or bend your neck forward.
The causes of your mid back pain may vary differently. Most often, muscle strains are the most typical cause of your mid back pain. Some other causes include improper posture, emotional stress, improper lifting, accidental trauma, tightening of the diaphragm, standing for long periods, sleeping uncomfortably, aging, poor intake of sugar and carbohydrates, muscle strains and overexertion.
Upper back pain is not as common as low back pain because the bones in this area of the back don’t flex or move as much as the bones in your lower back.
Lower back pain
Low back pain is very common among people. The part in which your body carries most of the weight is found on your lower back. Symptoms may range from muscle ache to shooting or stabbing pain, reduced flexibility and/or range of motion, or difficulty to stand straightly. In some cases, the pain may radiate elsewhere in the body.
Improper lifting, excessive weight and bad posture are some of the causes why people experience low back pain. It can be persistent and unberable if remained untreated.