Common Causes of Lower Back Pain, Part 2

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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 include chiropractic, acupuncture, and gentle massage to loosen the surrounding muscles. Topricin® Pain Relief Cream provides effective, lasting pain relief for sore, tense muscles and can help with at-home care.

Compression Fracture

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.   


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Excessive Weight, Rapid Weight Gain, and Obesity

Carrying around excessive weight, particularly in the middle region, places a great deal of pressure and stress on the lower back. Excess weight pulls the pelvis forward, which pulls the spine out of alignment on a consistent basis and, over time, this leads to chronic lower back pain and other musculoskeletal issues that can affect other regions of the body, including the legs, feet, and middle and upper back. Stretching, regular exercise, and a healthy diet can contribute to weight loss, which may help correct posture, and reduce lower back pain. For those experiencing back pain, try using Topricin® all natural pain relief cream to ease the muscle pain and tension in the lower back.  


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.   

Spinal Stenosis

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 causes pain in the lower back as we age, which begins affecting most in their 60s. The associated symptoms include pain, muscle soreness, weakness, numbness, and tingling, and may affect bowel movements. The best at-home treatment for this type of lower back pain is stretching and using a topical cream such as Topricin to alleviate pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can also help reduce pain and increase movement, while physical therapy can help strengthen the back muscles to improve function.

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 number of ways, with varied pain frequency and duration. Fortunately, there are effective natural pain relief products such as Topricin® Pain Relief Cream that can help reduce pain. Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog series. Be sure to shop Topical BioMedics to order your supply of Topricin today.