Your Back it's a Pain.
Having a back pain is a very uncomfortable condition, it prevents your normal range of movement and creates a constant feeling of pain and uneasiness that makes every other activity harder and less appealing. Even if it is not usually serious, back pain is no laughing matter. Currently a very common condition on workers of all ages in the United Kingdom, this widespread problem is the single largest cause of work related absence on the island.
While back pain can affect anyone, it is much more common in the 35 to 55 age group. The condition is usually caused by either genetic problems or issues with the way that the bones, muscles and ligaments of the back work together.
Lower Back Pain
Back pains? You're not alone.
The lower back is also known as the lumbar region. This section supports the entire weight of your upper body and is under constant pressure, in particular when you are bending, lifting or twisting. Pain in this area is also known as lumbago and affects more than 70% of people some time in their lives. You know you have lumbago when you feel the pain between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your legs. While pain in this area can spread feelings of discomfort (or outright pain) to nearby muscles, it should not be confused with shoulder pain or neck aches and has nothing to do with particularly problematic conditions like the frozen shoulder syndrome.
Lumbago can come either suddenly or more gradually and is sometimes (but not in the majority of the cases) the result of an injury or fall. Because of the way our lower back works, even small measures of damage or an otherwise superfluous injury can bring a lot of pain. The more usual scenario for lumbago is the one caused by stress or damage to your ligaments, muscles, tendons or discs. These types of injuries can come as a result to our everyday activities or any situation where we went beyond our physical and muscular capabilities (like attempting to lift a particularly heavy object.)
In most cases, your back pain will heal itself. To promote faster healing, it is recommended that you stay active and continue with your usual activities. If, however, you experience severe and persistent cases of pain (it usually lasts no longer than a few weeks) it is important to seek medical advice.