Causes of back pain

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Back pain is a complex and multifactorial condition that can arise from a wide variety of causes.

One common cause is an injury to a muscle or ligament due to various reasons, such as improper lifting, poor posture, and lack of regular exercise. If you are overweight you may also be at an increased risk of developing back pain.

However, back pain can also result from more severe injuries, such as spinal fractures or ruptured disks, as well as from age-related changes in the spine, such as arthritis. Certain infections can also lead to back pain.

Medical conditions

Additionally, various medical conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis, can also cause back pain.

Other possible causes of back pain include kidney infections, kidney stones, muscle strains, obesity, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, pregnancy, sacroiliitis, sciatica, scoliosis, spinal cord tumors, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and sprains.

It is essential to identify the underlying cause of your back pain to determine the appropriate treatment and management plan.