- back pain symptoms:
- Muscle and Joint pain
- Shooting or stabbing pain
- Pain that radiates down the legs
- Numbness or tingling in lower body parts
- Inability to walk and Incontinence of urine or stool
- Weakness in lower extremity
- Fever and Fatigue
- Rash and Chills
- Weight loss and Dizziness
Back Pain - Overview
Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. It can start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy or it can get worse slowly. Pain in the back can be a result of conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine, ligaments around the spine and discs, muscles of the low back, spinal cord and nerves, internal organs of pelvis and abdomen and the skin covering the lumbar area. Most people have back pain at least once.
Back Pain Causes and Treatment
If back pain comes suddenly and lasts less than six weeks (acute), is caused due to fall or heavy lifting. Back pain that lasts for more than three months (chronic) is less common. A back muscle strain or ligament strain is the common cause for acute lower back pain. Lifting heavy object, nerve irritation, twisting or a sudden movement can cause muscles or ligaments stretch or tears. Osteoarthritis can also affect the lower back.