Back pain – causes, symptoms, diagnosis | Dr Kunal Patel
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Back pain – causes, symptoms, diagnosis

Back pain – causes, symptoms, diagnosis | Dr Kunal Patel

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for absences from work and doctor visits. Even if back pain may be uncomfortable and painful but usually it is not serious.  Even though back pain can affect any age of people. It is extremely common among adults.

Experts say that back pain is related to the way our muscles, ligaments and bones in our backs connect together and works.

Types of back pain: There are two types of back pain we discuss in this article one is upper back pain and other is lower back pain (lumbago).

Upper back pain: reason for the upper back pain is a tumor in chest, spine inflammation and disorders of the aorta.

Lower back pain: pain in the lower back may be linked to the discs between the vertebrae, bony lumbar spine, spinal cord and ligaments around the spine.

What are the causes of back pain?

The human back is a complex structure of bone, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Any problem with these components can lead to back pain but in some cases back pain cause is never found.

Here are some back pain causes are given bellow:

  • Strained muscles.
  • Ruptured disks.
  • Infection in spine.
  • Sleep disorders.

Also Read: Best Treatment for Back Pain in Mumbai

What are the symptoms of back pain?

The main symptom of back pain is an ache or pain anywhere on the back. In this article, here are some common signs and symptoms of back pain are listed below:

  • Weight loss.
  • Swelling on back.
  • Swelling on back.
  • Trauma to your back.
  • Numbness around the anus.

What are the methods used for the back pain diagnosis?

Most primary care physician will be able to diagnose back pain after carrying out an interviewing and a physical examination of the patient.  This method is more common and used in majority cases but here are some other methods, giving bellows which are used to diagnose a back pain:

  • X-rays.
  • Bone scan.
  • MRI or CT scans.
  • Electromyography or EMI.
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