Back aches can be aggravating and the causes can vary. It seems that these days we are more apt to suffer from back problems because of the time spent slumped over our computers or sitting in front of the television. Exercise is a good thing as long as it is done properly, or you could injure your back.
Let's look more closely at these and other typical causes of back pain.
Many people aren't aware that their mobile devices could be contributing to their back pain. This is an area where younger people are at least as vulnerable as their elders, as smart phones, laptops and tablets are the constant companions of today's youth. This is not about the device causing a physical malady in and of itself. It is the manner in which we hold the gadgets or use them which causes the back issues. You can actually cause a great deal of strain on your back by simply bending over your device when using it or holding it in a prolonged position for too long. It really is only over time that we can correlate the fact that the use of our electronic devices is what is causing our back pain to not only occur, but get worse as time progresses. One frequent
cause of back pain is a spinal injury or fracture. Your bone density decreases with age and this condition is called osteoporosis. This is the main reason for spinal fractures. While this can affect both men and women - especially in their "golden" years - it is most common in women. As the bones get weaker, it becomes much easier for them to become damaged. A very painful condition exists when you sustain an injury that causes your bones to collapse. Many times this also leads to spinal deformation. Your doctor may give you a prescription to relieve the pain, but this just treats the symptoms, not the root cause. At times, surgery may be necessary to keep the bones that have fractured in place. Research has proven that if you participate in a regular exercise program and eat a healthy diet osteoporosis can be reduced. This will help protect your spine from fractures.
Back pain is often a side effect of other illnesses. Diabetes is a good example because it can result in back pain, as well as pain in other regions of the body. This is caused by the negative effect that diabetes has on your immune system, which can result in nerve damage. This can result in pain in many parts of the body, and this often includes the back. The most important strategy to prevent diabetes from having a negative impact on your immune system is to scrupulously keep your blood glucose level in the optimum range that your medical provider recommends. Another double-edged sword in the fight against diabetes is weight control. Not only will this aid in keeping your diabetes under control, it can also relieve your back pain. Simply speaking, many different things can strain your spine causing back pain to occur. This can be as simple as moving or exercising improperly, or the result of a harder to diagnose medical issue. Your medical doctor will be able to help you determine why you have back pain if you cannot figure out why. Once you do discover the cause, however, it's up to you to focus on keeping your back as healthy as possible.