What’s causing your back pain?

What’s causing your back pain? Spinal specialist explains | BMI Healthcare
So common causes of back pain includes pain from the disc, pain from the facet joint, which is the moving part in the back of the spine, and pain from the SI joint which is a sacroiliac joint. This can then manifests itself in either back pain on itself or back pain and leg pain which is sciatica. Common symptoms of back pain include pain in the back as a result of muscular spasm or pain down the legs which can cause things like numbness, pins and needles or weakness. Rarely associated with back pain are other problems associated with incontinence of both bowel or bladder. Sciatica is where the nerves in your spine which goes down your legs are being pinched. Sciatic nerve compression is normally caused most of the time by a disc prolapse although sometimes it can be caused by a small piece of bone and disc in combination causing pressure on the nerve. Sciatici itself causes numbness, pins and needles and sometimes weakness down the legs. Lumbar spinal stenosis is where the bunch of nerves which run down your legs are pinched as a result of pressure from the facets which are overgrown as well as a disc prolapse. In sciatica a single nerve is pinched whereas in lumbar spinal stenosis most of the nerves are pinched therefore it gives rise to a lot more pain as compared to sciatica. Arthritis in back pain can be broken down into two types of arthritis. One is osteoarthritis which is commonly seen as we get older this affects the facet joint as well as the discs. The other type of arthritis is inflammatory arthritis where there’s a lot of inflammation affecting the discs and the facets and this is commonly associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis psoriatic arthritis and other associate diseases. One of the main reasons for that is because the multiple tears people get in their discs we know that all of us get little tears in our discs which which we get with any activity on our day to day living. Sometimes these tears get together in they form a larger disc tear that causes a lot of back spasm sometimes this these tears are large enough to cause a disc bulge or disc prolapse and that’s when you get the leg pain or the sciatica associated with it. I do agree that posture itself is very important in ensuring that back pain doesn’t occur for longer term for example sitting in a very deep sofa in a very slouched manner can cause back pain especially if it’s repeated all the time so sort of quite similarly sitting at work in a position where you’re in a seated position for more than twenty minutes half an hour is again a cause of back pain therefore these two things need to be looked at with regards to back pain and posture. you

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