Spinal pain may occur for no specific reason. This may be as a result of accumulated load(repeated heavy work or exercise) prolonged poor posture, skeletal irregularities (scoliosis or osteoporosis) or arthritis.
In sudden onset back pain, this may be caused by unexpected movement or heavy lifting. Structures that may be injured or overloaded may be spinal ligaments, muscles, spinal discs or nerve tissue irritation. Most back pain is due to minor sprains or strains of soft tissue.The body may develop muscle spasm which can be quite uncomfortable. This is the body protecting you from structural damage by continuing with the same provocative movement or activity.
Try to stay positive – there is a lot you can do to help yourself when you have back pain.
This depends on how severe your pain is:
If you are taking pain medication or anti-inflammatories, take them regularly as prescribed, usually for a few days, however you may need to take them for a little longer.
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