Back pain : Causes & Solution

Updated: Aug 25

Back pain problems are becoming increasingly common in the community in recent years. Gone is the time when back or knee pain was confined to older aged citizens only. Almost every other person has experienced it sometimes in their life.

A survey conducted in 2019 showed that 39% of the adults aged 18 years or older have experienced back pain issues in the last three months. Indeed, this calls for a need to address this emerging health problem, its causes, and possible management.

Our back is supported by bony structures, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and sensitive nerves. Lower back pain particularly refers to the one in the lumbosacral region, i.e. from the base of the ribs to above your legs.

Anything from physical trauma or occupational activities to age-related degenerative changes in these structures can be the reason you might be having that infuriating back pain.

Lower Back Pain - Nerve Pinches

Before jumping into the causes and management, let's understand the anatomy to know what exactly is a pinched nerve and why does it happen?

A bony structure extending from the neck to the base of the lower back, the vertebral column provides support and posture to the body and even weight distribution.

Intervertebral discs are present alternatively between the vertebrae providing cushion and shock absorption. Each disc consists of an inner gel nucleus pulposes and outer fibro cartilage called annulus fibrosis.

The nerves responsible for all sensations, including pain, exit from the spaces between vertebrae (intervertebral foramina) and distribute throughout the body. Anything putting abnormal pressure on these nerves causes what you call a pinched nerve.

Some of the common causes of this condition are:

  • Disc Herniation- Your intervertebral disc can be bulged and dislocated hence compressing the nerves.

  • Arthritis- An autoimmune inflammatory joint condition causes swelling of joints resulting in increased spinal nerve pressure.

  • Osteophytes- These are the growth of extra bone on the bone ends, which cause the compression of the nerves around them.

  • Osteomyelitis-It is a bone infection that can be either bacterial or fungal, resulting in inflammation of the vertebral bones; hence they may compress the spinal nerves arising from nearby foramen.

  • Spondylolisthesis-A condition resulting from slipping and dislodging of vertebral bone on the lower vertebrae.

  • Narrowing of the Vertebral Column- More precisely, vertebral stenosis can also cause a pinched nerve.

  • Tumours-They is abnormal tissue or bone growth that can compress and pressurize the nerves involving that particular area.

  • Incorrect Posture-It is prevalent mainly among the younger population. Sitting for hours facing the screen with bad posture is a major contributing factor.

Solution for Lower Back Pain - Biosis Custom Lumbar Support.

If you are one who has ever experienced this nuisance, you know that a solution is what we need at the very moment. BIOSIS L1 ergonomic lumbar support is an ergonomically designed polythene cushion designed to mold automatically according to body weight and relieve back pressure.

The curves fit into the natural curvatures of your spine, thus correcting the posture in addition to pain relief and cushion effect. Its four-point support makes it the number one choice for lower back pain and posture correction. Studies have proved the effectiveness of quality lumbar support in back pain relief and management.

Do you have better tips to share for back pain relief? let us know in the comments!

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