Back Problems Pain
most people will at some point in their life suffer with
back pain then you would expect more information to be
problem people encounter when they suffer with back pain is a
lack of knowledge that can drag them down and make them feel
that the back pain will last a lifetime.
The back is made up of the spinal column, various muscles
and ligaments. It can be easy to strain a muscle or ligament in
your back if you do not take precautions, it can also be fairly
easy to put too much pressure on your spine causing damage to
the spinal column.
A lot of people suffer with back pain, the problem with back
pain is that your back is one of the main parts of the body so
what ever you do, your back is affected. Think about it, when
you move, your back moves too, when you breathe your back is
involved as your ribs are joined to the spinal column. If you
suffer with back pain every movement you make can send awful
pain shooting through your back, and in some circumstances your
buttocks and legs.
If you suffer with back pain it can feel like the end
of the world, lying there in pain, feeling depressed, knowing
you can’t just stand up and get that glass of water on the bed
stand like everyone else in the world.
Different Kinds of back
Everyone at one time or
another suffers with back pain
but how and why does pain
We suffer with pain, as it
is our body’s way of telling us
there is damage to a certain
part of our body. Messages of
pain are sent along our nerve
cells through our central
nervous system (our spinal
cord) to the brain. Once the
brain has received the message
it sends one back telling the
body to take action so the
damage can be repaired.
Because of the complexity of
the back there are a lot of
different reasons why pain can
be found there, what a doctor
needs to do is diagnose the
correct reason for this
Different areas of the
back and pain they can
Within the back there are
many different muscles that can
be damaged and cause pain,
these muscles are called the
Latissimus Dorsi, Teres major
and minor and the
The muscles of the back are
used when you are pulling
items, even though the muscles
are strong they can easily be
"pulled" if lifting is not
carried out correctly or the
item is too heavy in
Most pains in the thoracic
region (also known as the upper
back) are generally caused by
damage to a muscle or
If you feel like the damage
you have is a muscular pain
then it should repair itself
over a short time.
The bone structure of the
back is made up of the spinal
column. The spinal column is
made up of twenty-four
vertebrae with discs in between
to cushion the vertebrae during
A spinal column is split
into three different areas, the
cervical region, thoracic
region and lumbar region.
The cervical region is the
top of the spinal column and
starts at the bottom of the
skull at the rear and forms the
support for the neck.
The thoracic region forms
the top and middle parts of the
back. The thoracic region is
formed by twelve vertebrae with
ribs on either side and is very
sturdy and strong.
The lumbar region is formed
by five vertebrae and supports
the weight of the upper body.
The lumbar region is also the
part of the back that is the
most likely to get damaged.
There are a lot of
conditions that can affect the
bones in the back.
The main condition is a
bulging disc, this is mostly
found in those who are older in
age as the bones lose strength.
A bulging disc occurs when to
much stress is put on the discs
that cushion the vertebrae.
When to much pressure is put on
the discs there is the
possibility the discs can push
cartilage into a nerve root or
the spinal canal causing severe
Should you feel that your
pain is centered on the bone
structure in your back then you
will need to seek medical
attention so the issue can be
resolved, without medical care
your back may become worse.
You see back pain is not just a physical problem; it is also
an emotional drain on the sufferer. Those with back pain can be
prone to depression because it can be debilitating and stop
them from carrying out the normal functions over everyday
What all you sufferers out there need to know is that you
are not alone; it may sound a bit pointless to hear this while
you're lying there in pain, but it is true. You need to look
deep into yourself and think about the future prospect of the
pain subsiding, your mobility increasing, and having the
ability of getting back to a normal life.
If you are suffering with back pain then a visit to a
medical consultant is important, it is amazing what the medical
community can do today, if you visit a medical professional
they will be able to diagnose what is causing your back pain
and provide a treatment, surgical or not, that should alleviate
There are so many different treatments available for back
pain from deep muscle massages or pain relief medication to
surgical procedures for those with chronic pain onset by spinal
Remember it doesn’t matter how bad the pain can be, it is
not something that will last forever, and it is something that
can be alleviated in one way or another. As the saying goes,
keep your chin up.
If you have a loved one that is suffering with back pain,
remember to give them all the support they need, you may not
have been told but they may be having a bigger battle inside
than you know about.