Common Causes of Lower Back Pain, Part 2
Welcome back to our blog. In part one of our short blog series, we began looking at some of the common causes of lower back pain. Lower back pain is a musculoskeletal condition that affects more than 80 percent of the U.S. population and is the number one cause people call into work. Knowing the causes of lower back pain, the common symptoms, and effective treatments can help people avoid future back injuries and treat existing injuries. Let’s continue looking at more of the most common types of lower back pain in today’s blog post.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease, or osteoarthritis, is a condition that affects the vertebrae in the neck and lower back. As we age, the cushioning or discs between the vertebrae experience loss, fragmentation, and herniation. This is one of the most common forms of lower back pain that affects more than three million people in the U.S. every year. Symptoms may include mild to severe pain, soreness, muscle tension, limited range of motion, decreased function, and nerve pain. There are a variety of therapies that can help ease pain caused by disc degeneration, which
Fractures in the lower back can be caused by an auto accident, work-related injury, playing sports, or by osteoporosis. While this type of injury requires medical attention, modifying daily activities, limiting weight-bearing activities, and using Topricin® Pain Relief Cream can help reduce the pain and associated symptoms.
Excessive Weight, Rapid Weight Gain, and Obesity
With more than three million cases reported in the U.S. every year, sciatica is one of the most common types of lower back pain. Sciatica can be caused by extensive lifting, repetitive movements, twisting, and frequent sitting. Muscle spasms, disc herniations, and bone spurs in the lower back can create pressure on the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body, thereby causing moderate to severe pain that begins in the low back and radiates down into the glutes and into the legs. This pain is generally experienced on one side of the body. Using a natural pain relief cream like Topricin can significantly minimize pain and inflammation.
This is a common lower back condition that affects more than 200,000 people in the U.S annually. This is a condition that places pressure on the spinal column, affecting the nerves within the spine. This is one of the most common age-related conditions that
Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of pain that affects people of all ages. For most, it is an unavoidable pain that can manifest in