Back Muscle Strain
Back muscles can be strained due to fatigue, lifting loads which are too heavy or lifting with poor form. Not only can a pulled back muscle cause pain and muscle spasm, it can cause additional injury to joints, ligaments, spinal discs.
Back Ligament Strain
Back ligaments are strong connecting tissue that help support the joints that connect your bones together. These cause healthy limitations on the amount of movement you have, however when stretched too quickly or too far they can tear, causing pain, swelling and bleeding into nearby tissue. Ligament strain is a common cause of back pain in sports injuries and car accidents; however it can also occur from lifting an object incorrectly.
Approximately 5%, mostly women, experience a condition called Fibromyalgia, which can cause back pain and stiffness along with a number of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can often be linked to physical injury such as a car crash or a traumatic life event. This results can then ilicit a sudden chronic illness.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition and although it is more commonly associated with causing pain in areas such as wrists, elbows, ankles, hips, back pain can also occur. This occurs when your immune system identifies the synovial lining of your spine joints as foreign and ilicits an immune response. This can lead to compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots, causing significant back pain.
If you’re experiencing a tingling pain sensation running from your lower back down your leg, you may be experiencing sciatic pain. This pain can make performing basic daily activities uncomfortable and can even affect your balance. We work with clients to ensure to manage the pain and improve your quality of life.