Back pain is very common, and most people experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain can have a sudden onset for no reason, and can resolve itself within a couple of days or weeks. Back pain can also be constant, with varying levels of pain which never really go away. Any type of back pain can have a major impact on your quality of life.
Causes of Back Pain:
There are several things that can cause back pain. Back pain can result from poor posture, accumulated wear and tear to your body over time (regardless of the occupation or activities you engage in), as well as from an injury or accident. With increased age, the spine loses flexibility, which can increase the risk of getting back pain. Everyday activities such as reaching for/lifting an object, housework, gardening or even coughing/sneezing can lead to acute back pain, that can last for hours, days, months or even years.