Lower Backache

Lower Backache

At least 8 out of 10 people have lower backache, which is mostly not a life-threatening problem. Lower backache involves the muscles, nerves and bones of the back. It is linked to the ligaments around the spine, discs and spinal cord. The pain soothes in a few weeks from the time it starts, with around 60% people getting relief in 6 weeks. However, chronic pain requires immediate treatment.

Causes:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Slip disc
  • Kidney infections
  • Spinal infection
  • Strain
  • Posture

Symptoms:

  • Weight loss
  • Inflammation or swelling on the back
  • Localised or radiating pain
  • Sometimes numbness
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Numbness around the buttocks

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