Common Causes of Lower Back Pain, Part 1

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Welcome back to the Topical BioMedics blog. In our recent posts, we looked at some of the common types of sports injuries, different kinds of foot pain, and how Topricin® Foot Pain Relief cream can help naturally alleviate the pain associated with these injuries. Today, we will shift our focus to the back. According to the American Chiropractic Association, lower back pain affects upwards of 31 million Americans every year, making it the number one reason why people miss work. Below we will explore some of the most common causes of lower back pain, the symptoms that manifest as a result, and the best treatments for these injuries. Please continue reading below to learn more.

Heavy & Improper Lifting

Lifting heavy objects, lifting while twisting the spine, and repetitive lifting can cause stress on the the entire back, but can especially affect the lower back. Lifting heavy objects and lifting objects improperly can cause minor to severe back pain when the back muscles are stressed, overworked, fatigued, and/or lack sufficient hydration. Oftentimes, muscle strains occur as a result when the back muscles are overstretched and suffer micro-tears. Sprains, on the other hand, affect the ligaments that connect bones, and when these tissues are stretched too far, they can also tear. Symptoms of muscle strain and ligament sprain include soreness, inflammation, radiating pain, and limited range of motion. Alternative treatments like chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy can alleviate the pain while treating the injury. Using a natural topical product like Topricin® Pain Relief Cream can significantly reduce pain and swelling safely and effectively.

Car Accidents

While the more common injuries sustained in car accidents are usually related to the neck and upper back, lower back injuries are quite common. Oftentimes, the safety belts meant to protect passengers can inadvertently contribute to a lower back injury from the lap belt that places pressure that is placed around the pelvis and hips. This does not mean people shouldn’t wear their lap belts; but injury can be reduced by having the lap belt placed in the correct spot. When a car is rear-ended, this creates a significant amount of force that rapidly jars the body forward, which is then help in place by the lap belt. This type of lower back injury is more common among children and seniors; children’s muscles and bones are still developing and are not as strong as those of an adult’s. As we age, our bone density is affected and the body often experiences bone and joint degeneration, which is why seniors are more susceptible to lap belt injuries. For auto-related lower back injuries, it’s best to contact a chiropractor who can devise a treatment plan that may include massage therapy, acupuncture, and other treatments to alleviate the pain and help heal the injury. For at-home care, try Topricin® Pain Relief Cream for topical pain relief that can help reduce soreness, stiffness, muscle tension, and inflammation. Chances are your chiropractor, physical therapists, or massage therapist will implement Topricin into the in-office treatments, too.

 

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Work-Related Injuries

Some of the most common work-related injuries that cause lower back pain include those jobs that require heavy lifting, repetitive motions such as bending, twisting, and lifting, and surprisingly, desk jobs. As already mentioned, heavy and repetitive lifting may cause mild to severe lower back pain. Prolonged sitting is also one of the most common causes of lower back pain, and this isn’t just related to sitting at a desk for eight hours a day. Those who drive trucks, work in the delivery sector, or drive cabs, Ubers, and Lyfts, most certainly experience lower back pain on a daily basis. Sitting for extended periods everyday places a lot of stress on the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints, which can lead to muscle tension, soreness, and inflammation. What’s great about Topricin® Pain Relief Cream is that it is available in a convenient two-ounce tube that fits nicely into a glove box, desk drawer, or bag, therefore providing low back pain sufferers with easy access to effective pain relief cream that can be used at the office or on the go.

Sports-Related Injuries

As we discussed at length in our recent blog post, sports injuries can cause lower back pain. Football, cycling, gymnastics, wrestling, track and field sports, and more often lead to chronic back pain. Athletes tend to place more stress and pressure on their backs than most. Over time, repeated injury and stress on the back can lead to painful chronic back conditions that affect the spinal column and the discs between vertebrae. Stretching, chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy, and exercise can help treat sports-related back injuries, as can applying ice and topical pain relief creams like Topricin.

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc or bulging disc is a common spinal condition that affects more than three million Americans annually. A herniated disc is when the soft center of the spinal disc pushes through an opening in the tougher spinal exterior casing which can irritate nearby nerves. Disc herniations are commonly caused by auto accidents, work-related injuries, and sports injuries; lumbar disc herniations are most common, whereas cervical disc bulges are rare. Symptoms of a disc herniation in the lower back include mild to severe pain, radiating pain down the buttocks and into the leg, muscle tension, soreness, and inflammation and swelling. Icing the lower back can help, but can also be painful if the cold sensation is too much for the affected nerve. Slathering on a coat of Topricin can help reduce pain, swelling, and associated nerve pain. If you think you have a herniated disc, call your doctor and/or chiropractor immediately to begin treatment.

 

Tune in for part two of our short blog series to learn more about the common causes of lower back pain and how Topricin® Pain Relief Cream can provide the relief you need to heal and return to your active lifestyle. Be sure to stop by Topical BioMedics to order your supply of the most effective natural pain relief cream.

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