Many people experience some form of pelvic and lower back pain in a lifetime. Back pain is a common problem which affects 4 out of 5 of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. Back pain can be acute, where the pain starts quickly but then reduces after a few days or weeks, or chronic, where pain could last on and off for several weeks, or even months and years.
A muscle strain happens when the muscle is over-stretched or torn, resulting in damage to the muscle fibers (also called a pulled muscle). A lumbar sprain happens when ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments.
Back pain is usually caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain. When the muscles or ligaments in the low back are strained or torn, the area around the muscles will usually become inflamed. The inflammation leads to back spasm, and it is the back spasm that can cause both severe lower back pain and difficulty moving.
Other possible causes
As well as the factors listed above, there are also specific conditions which are associated with the pain felt in the back.
Exercise is the most important way and efficient ways to help your back get better. Exercise releases endorphins, which is your body’s natural painkillers. Remember, in some cases exercise might make your back feel a bit sore in the initial phase but it doesn’t cause any harm. Start off slowly and gradually increase the amount of exercise you do. Often people stop exercising once their back pain gets better , but it’s best to carry on exercising to maintain strength and fitness as this will help to reduce the chances of your back pain returning.
– Use ice pack for 20 minutes.
– Take safe, natural remedies for inflammation, spasm, and pain, such as turmeric (curcumin), boswellia, and ginger.