Back is a common source of pain in United States. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, about 80% of 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 the injuries associated with back pain: