Millions of people suffer from back pain on a daily basis and millions are looking for effective ways to treat their back pain. Many people do not realize that a simple muscle imbalance can be causing their back pain. There are a number of different muscles and groups of muscles that make up the back and some of these groups are quite obvious, for example the muscles of the lower back, hips and buttocks. Others like the muscles in the neck, shoulders, traps, and hamstrings also need to be kept strong and conditioned in order to stay healthy and injury free. But whatever group or muscle is being used incorrectly, it can cause back pain that can range from mild to excruciating.
It is important to keep the back and all of our back bones strong and healthy in order to avoid back pain. Pulled muscles or strained tendons or ligaments are another major cause of back pain and a great deal of discomfort. Quite often this means that you could have spanned or strained one of your back’s many back muscles and tendons. Back pain due to a pulled muscle or tendon can cause spasms and tightness in the affected areas, often making it difficult to get comfortable.
Sometimes, however, the cause of back pain may be a combination of various medical conditions including misalignment of vertebrae, spinal discs becoming discolored, inflammation of the spine, muscles or joints that are improperly trained or improperly performing, or weak spinal muscles. Regardless, of what the underlying causes of your back pain may be, the bottom line is that if you have any of these medical conditions you should consult your doctor immediately in order to determine the best course of treatment. The sooner you can begin to repair or treat your back pain, the better it will likely be for you. In addition to seeking medical advice, you should also be sure to stay active and perform all of your regular activities as advised by your physician. By doing so, you are protecting your back and its natural defenses against injury and pain.