Causes of Acute Back Pain

Back pain will, sadly, affect most people at some point in their lives – however, how this pain comes about can vary from person to person, lifestyle to lifestyle, and it can also be brought on through certain incidents or accidents.  Causes of pain will vary, however, the difference between acute pain and chronic pain in the back must also be differentiated.

Man with dorsal back painAcute pain is brought on typically following tissue damage, or strains made to the back, and while it may persist for a relatively short space of time, it candevelop into chronic pain if left untreated.  Lower back pain can be treated in a variety of different ways, just as how it can be caused by a number of different factors.  Improper lifting of heavy items, poor posture, sleeping positions or sudden movements could cause damage to your lower back – and while pain symptoms may come and go from a minor annoyance to an aggravating and regular problem, it is strongly advised that such back pain does not go untreated for too long.

Does Acute Back Pain Lead to Chronic Pain?

Acute pain, in the lower back or elsewhere in the body, can develop into chronic pain, which develops following poorly-treated or untreated acute problems, and is generally seen as unhelpful and unwarranted – as it is essentially an echo of a problem that once existed, and can reoccur without there being any biological need to warn the brain.  Chronic pain can last on a long-term basis, which is why it is all the more important to nip back pain in the bud as soon as possible.  This may involve changing some lifestyle choices, how you conduct yourself and hold your posture, your diet or even the way that you walk.  There are a whole host of ways in which the causes of pain can be wiped out and kept out of the way for future.

Where can you be treated?

At the Hertfordshire Chiropractic, we offer a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment scheme for anyone suffering with lower back problems or general back pain, whether they are experiencing acute pain or problems on a more chronic basis – and we are keen to prescribe preventative measures to patients as much as we are a cure.  Our simple and straightforward diagnostic procedure will see you being asked a few questions about your back history, any work or leisure conditions that could be aggravating your pain symptoms, any medication you may have taken, and, where necessary, we may need to access details relating to any operations or medical procedures that you have undergone to tackle the problems head-on.

Back pain needn’t exist – and we understand that many people suffer on a daily basis with both acute pain and pain symptoms that point to a more long-term cause – however, in any case, our team have the experience and willing to help you in any way they can.  If you are experiencing lower back problems or are curious regarding the causes of pain, why not call us today on 01707 3777 97 – and we will be happy to talk with you about any concerns or queries you may have, and can arrange a consultation with you at your convenience.


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