Back pain today occurs not only among the elderly, but also among young people leading an active lifestyle. Do not ignore suspicious symptoms: pain in the spine can be signs of serious illness.
Back pain is an unpleasant symptom that occurs under the influence of a variety of factors - from ordinary fatigue to serious pathologies. One of the most common causes of frequent back pain is a sedentary lifestyle. Residents of modern cities often suffer from physical inactivity. The lack of movement leads to the fact that the muscles become weaker and no longer support the spine. A sedentary lifestyle leads to curvature of the spinal column, osteochondrosis, spondylosis.
Degenerative diseases of the spine can be successfully treated in the early stages, therefore, in no case should the regularly occurring back pain be ignored. If the discomfort is repetitive, do not postpone the visit to the doctor. Timely diagnostics will help to draw up a competent treatment regimen and cope with the disease at the initial stage.
Among the causes of pain, inflammatory diseases of the spinal column (spondylitis, spondyloarthritis), tumors and neoplasms in the spine, osteoporosis, ochronosis, and mechanical injuries are also distinguished.
Among the above reasons, osteochondrosis is the most common. An X-ray in combination with the clinical picture of the disease will help to easily diagnose and prescribe timely treatment. With osteochondrosis, the intervertebral discs are deformed, the cartilaginous tissue becomes thinner and flat, resulting in pain in the affected spine. The most common osteochondrosis of the cervical and lumbar spine. According to medical statistics, more than 50% of all complaints of back pain occur due to osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral spine. Residents of modern cities are at great risk of developing osteochondrosis.
It is not difficult to reduce this risk - it is enough to take preventive measures for the health of the spine: go in for sports and swimming, observe the rules of a healthy diet, and maintain correct posture.
Less common are lower back pain caused by diseases of the internal organs. Pain radiates to the spine in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, acute inflammatory processes in the reproductive system. In women, back pain may occur shortly before menstruation and persist for several days until the start of the next menstrual cycle. If back pain is localized in the right or left side of the lower back, there is a high probability of pyelonephritis - inflammation of the kidneys that requires urgent medical treatment.