Pain in the lower back is quite a common occurrence nowadays. In a lot of cases, this may be caused by spinal disorders such as a pinched nerve (nerve root compression), spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord passes), herniated disks, sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and others. The effects caused by spinal disorders may often lead to chronic back pain, and last for a long time, especially if left untreated.
On the other hand, pain in this region of the back may also often occur due to issues related to back muscles. This type of pain tends to be more temporary in nature and may go away with adequate rest.
What causes back muscle pain?
Some of the most common triggering factors for pain in the lower back include:
- Muscle overuse. If you have recently been performing activities that rely heavily on the usage of muscles in the lower back, there is a chance that these muscles may have been subject to overexertion and start to hurt as a result.
- Injuries to the lumbar spine, especially those that affect the soft tissue in this region
- Weak muscles. When the muscles that are responsible for holding your upper body in an upright position become weak, they cannot provide adequate support and, in an effort to keep supporting your back, they may strain in trying to do so.
- Poor posture. Maintaining an improper posture for prolonged periods of time, whether it happens while sitting or standing, can shift the distribution of weight in your upper body onto the lower portion of your back. As a result, your lumbar spine has to carry an increased weight, which may result in muscles in this region becoming strained.
- Muscle spasms tend to be a side-effect of other lower back issues, such as an injury, weak muscles, or even poor posture. When a spasm occurs, it is usually a signal that the affected muscle has been under increased strain and is unable to uphold the weight that is placed upon it.
How does the pain manifest?
If the pain originates in the lower back, the sufferer may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain that is experienced locally, where it originates.
- The pain may spread to other parts of the body, such as the upper portion of the back, or it may affect the buttocks, thighs or legs.
- The painful sensation may occur by itself, or it may be accompanied by other symptoms such as stiffness.
Because pain in the lower back muscles is oftentimes nothing to worry about, non-invasive pain treatment methods are the best way to start addressing this issue. Some common options to alleviate muscle pain include:
- Muscle relaxants may help reduce the incidence of spasms in the lower back.
- Physical activity. Regular exercise can help maintain or even improve your mobility, as well as the strength of your core muscles. Both muscle strengthening and cardiovascular exercises may be beneficial, although it may depend on the comfort and level of fitness of the sufferer to decide which exercises to start with. Stretches are also a great way to reduce tension in the muscles and to reduce pain in the lower back.
- Maintain a healthy weight. By getting to or maintaining a healthy weight, you can prevent your muscles from becoming strained due to the need to support any unnecessary extra weight.
- Use a heating pad, as well as an ice pack in an alternative manner to reduce inflammation and pain in the affected region.
- Get enough bed rest to allow your muscles to recover if they are inflamed or have been overexerted.
- Try an over-the-counter pain medication to temporarily reduce pain.
- Start physical therapy to help increase the flexibility and mobility of your spine.
- Work on your posture. Engaging in regular exercise and having good posture may go hand-in-hand, as the best way to improve one’s posture is through exercises that focus on strengthening the muscles that are responsible for holding one’s spine upright
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If these remedies fail to provide pain relief, and your pain, along with other symptoms, persist for a period longer than a few weeks, it may be recommended to seek professional medical advice in order to discover the true underlying cause of your issue.
Additionally, if your pain worsens, or there are other symptoms that accompany the pain, such as numbness, weakness, or fever, it may be beneficial to obtain a diagnosis from a qualified healthcare professional (most preferably from a spinal specialist).