Back pain and neck pain
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, about 80% of the Americans suffer from the back pain. Although it varies, back pain may indicate a significant injury for everyday activities.
Mainly, back pain is associated with the back structure, including ligaments, muscles, nerves, and vertebrae, which are various bone structures that make up spine. Straining muscles and ligaments is one of the cause of back pain, which occurs due to lifting heavy objects or having a poor posture. Spinal injury is another cause of pain, which occurs when the disc, a cushion between vertebrae, is damaged, causing a herniated disc. Damaging discs could potentially compress nerves, resulting in sharp pain and irritation. Other causes of back pain include any abnormal spinal structure, scoliosis, osteoporosis, fractures, infection, and nerve damage.
Back pain can be characterized by aching sensation in the back, shark pain down the leg, constant pain standing up, and the loss of flexible back. Additionally, back pain may indicate more serious problems such as bowel or bladder control, numbness, intensifying pain, abdomen pain, fever, and other unusual pain.
Listed below are some of the injuries associated with back pain:
Neck pain is associated with the cervical spine—network of bones, nerves, joints, and muscles directed by brain and the spinal cord. There are many causes for neck pain, including strains and sprains. Strain occurs when muscle or tendons are irritated by overextension. Sprain, on the other hand, occurs when the overextension causes a ligament irritation. Additionally, it can also be caused by sport injury, poor posture, redundant motions, and whiplash.
Symptoms that indicate neck pain includes stiffness, sharp pain, soreness, spreading pain, numbness, and headaches. Similar to back pain, neck pain may indicate other serious problems including leg pain and numbness, coordination, bowel or bladder problem, fever, etc.
Below are some of the injuries associated with neck pain:
- Cervical Disc Herniation
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Facet Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Spinal Stenosis
- Whiplash Injury
To find out more about back pain, neck pain, and treatment options, visit our conditions and symptoms page.