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What is causing my back pain?

March 3rd, 2019
Wondering what is causing your back pain? Read this article to find out the reasons you might be suffering and how Rehab Access can help.

We can all agree that back pain is an underrated debilitating inconvenience. It affects much more than just the central part of the body and complicates even the simplest of movements necessary for daily functioning.

Ligaments, muscles, discs, bones and tendons all collaborate to keep your body supported. The complex structure within the back which keeps your body connected and moving is supposed to ensure a seemingly effortless and pain-free human support system.

But what happens when you’ve got shooting pains and cannot function or move around normally? The best thing to do is figure out the exact cause which affected you. Only then can you truly work out the issue with designed physical therapy treatment.

What causes back pain?

You might be feeling pain in your back for many different reasons. Here are a few ideas of what might be causing your back pain:

  • A result of sprains/strains
  • Body injuries (falls, car accidents, fractures, etc.)
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasms (common while playing sports)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Muscle weakness
  • Improper lifting of heavy objects
  • Sitting for prolonged periods

If you are experiencing pain that shoots into your extremities, including all the way down your leg, you should see a professional to evaluate and locate the exact cause of your pain. This type of triggered pain might indicate a damaged disc in your back or something worse than just a strained muscle.

Treating back pain

One common mistake in treating back pain is that some forms of therapy don’t target the actual cause of your pain and only help alleviate symptoms. At Rehab Access, we can target your specific cause of back pain, as well as get you back to a pain-free functionality quickly.

Nobody should suffer from back pain after knowing the ways to help and treat your issue, and we are here to help you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can treat your back pain or to schedule an initial appointment.