Back pain is a very common condition. Though back pain can have serious adverse effects on your overall physical and mental health, it is most frequently ‘simple’ low back pain which is of no long-term concern.
Low back pain is defined as pain occurring between the ribcage and the buttocks. It can also extend into the thighs.
The spine is made of interlocked vertebrae with discs between the vertebra. Herniated or ruptured discs often result in severe back pain. Facet joints in the back of the spine are also prone to degenerative change and cause back pain. In some cases, structural abnormalities such as an abnormal curvature of the spine, as in scoliosis, may also cause back pain.
Back pain developed due to a strained muscle or a minor injury is short-lived and can be cured with some exercise and painkillers. However, sometimes it is caused due to other underlying conditions, and it may need medical attention. You must see a doctor for your back pain when the symptoms do not subside over time or if there is: