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Back Pain and Orthopedic Care Options

Back Pain and Orthopedic Care Options

What Causes Painful Back Pain?

Painful back pain can arise from various factors, including muscle strains, poor lifting techniques, and overuse of back muscles. Degenerative conditions like arthritis and degenerative disc disease, along with injuries such as herniated discs or compression fractures, can also contribute to discomfort. Lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary habits, and smoking may exacerbate the risk of chronic back pain. Identifying the precise cause is essential for effective treatment and management.

If back pain is new to you and you can’t figure out a cause, here are some of the most common causes of back pain in humans.

Back Pain Due to Inactivity

Our early ancestors never sat in desks for eight or nine hours a day starting at a bright screen, then another two hours a day in commute, plus another four in front of the television. Yet that’s exactly what most of us do at least five days a week. The human body was designed to be standing up and moving around for a greater amount of the day. Today we no longer need to hunt and gather food, and now all that sitting is causing us to have sore backs.

Back Pain Due to Health Conditions

Many diseases and health conditions can place stress on our bodies. Many diabetics have sore backs due to inactivity and malfunctioning pancreases. There is a wide range of neurological disorders too, including MS, which can cause pain in the head, neck, and back. Even something temporary, such as influenza, can place stress on the back when you cough excessively for days on end.

Back Pain from Pregnancy

Pregnancy can also cause back pain, as women are now carrying around several extra pounds. All of the weight is placed on the lower back. Some of this weight even places stress on the bladder, kidneys, and bowels which further increases discomfort.

Back Pain from Injuries

We may want to brag about how we saved the game by leaping for the ball, but the truth is that most people injure their backs from bad falls. Even though winter ice conditions can be a hazard for people, most falls occur right at home. Spills land on floors and aren’t mopped up right away. People think they can get a ladder and clean the gutters or change a lightbulb. The next thing that happens is they fall and hurt their back.

As we age, we’re more susceptible to all types of injuries. You may wake up in the morning and have no idea why, but you need the best back pain remedy.

Even repetitive stress injuries can impact the back. Gardening, crafts, and even cooking can place stress on your back if you don’t change your motions or positions.

If you’re seeking treatment for low back pain through orthopedic and physical therapy services, consider contacting one of our numerous South Florida orthopedic centers. Our team will begin by diagnosing the root cause of your back pain and then tailor a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. While aging may bring challenges, rest assured that living comfortably is still within reach.

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