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Symptoms of BACK Pain

Symptoms Of Back Pain

Everyone needs a healthy back to move, lift, sleep, eat and thrive in this world. So when the back begins to lose some of its function, we feel—literally—handicapped. Sadly, back pain is a reality for most people. In fact, researchers estimate that about 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Another study also revealed that back pain is the leading cause of disability.

Early detection of back pain can increase the chances of finding a remedy. However, back pain is quite a subjective illness. Often there isn’t any objective evidence as you would have in diseases like chickenpox or flu. Back pain is different. We often hear people say, “I didn’t know the discomfort and loss of function in my back was as a result of back pain.”  Many patients struggle to recognize and report the symptoms of their back pain. 

What happens when you have this condition but decide to self-medicate? What happens when you don’t get help for your nagging back pain? Many complications can arise from untreated back pain. The worst complication is physical impairment. Can you imagine losing your ability to stand, sit, fit, walk, use the toilet or even sleep soundly? Imagine the pain that comes with throwing out your back often and having to crab-walk to your bathroom. It’s everyone’s nightmare. 

And that’s why you need to learn about the exact symptoms of back pain. When you know the symptoms of back pain, you can:

  • Identify and report the condition early enough.  
  • Figure out what to do when you suddenly throw out your back.
  • Reduce the risk of inflammation,
  • Seek chiropractic care early enough, so that you can get relief for your back pain. In 2017, the American College of Physicians, the largest medical-specialty society in the world, updated its clinical protocols for treating back pain. In the updated records, they recommended chiropractic care as a first approach for back pain relief.

Back pain is the body’s way of signaling that something’s wrong. At this point, you’re probably wondering, what are the symptoms of back pain? To make your job easier, we have listed and enumerated the major symptoms of back pain.


5 Symptoms Of Back Pain


Pain In The Back Region

If you’ve been having pain around the back area, then you’ve got a clear symptom of back pain. This pain may also extend downwards to your buttocks and leg regions. 

In many reported cases, the pain in the back region causes discomfort in other parts of the body. It all depends on the affected nerves. 

And this is why chiropractic care is perfect for back pain relief. During an interview, Jason a roofing contractor told us about his experience with back pain. For years, he popped pain pills and muscle relaxers, but nothing changed. Until he sought chiropractic care. Shortly after his first visit, he felt real, long-lasting back pain relief.

Pain in the back region often occurs as a result of problems in the central nervous system. In such a case, the upper cervical expert takes steps to restore nervous system function. 

Pain That Gets Worse While Standing, Lifting or Bending.

You can be certain you’re experiencing back pains if you can’t stand, bend or lift without wincing. Sometimes, this pain is sharper when you suddenly stand erect. This symptom is often taken for granted. However, medical experts consider this symptom to be a serious sign of back pain.

Inability To Bend Or Flex The Back.

Once upon a time, you had a good degree of flexibility in your joints and lower back. Now, all that flexibility has vanished. Your back is as stiff as aboard. Your range of motion has decreased. Worse still, you can’t flex your back without feeling like someone has driven a twelve-inch nail down your spine. 

Painless Positions.

This is arguably the trickiest symptom of back pain. You’ve probably experienced this sudden relief when you recline or assume a new posture. Don’t be deceived by this symptom. Do something about that back pain. 

Resist the temptation to assume that the pain will go away if you just assume ‘your relief position’ more often. Assuming seemingly pain-free postures can result in the fusion of the vertebrae and other bone matters. If you’re unlucky, you might require surgery to correct the damage. 

Sore Back Sensations

Sharp pains are symptomatic of back problems, but so are sore back sensations. Pay attention to your back. If all you feel is a dull aching sensation in the lower back, then you need to seek back pain relief. These sore back sensations come with a fever and numbness in the lower part of the body. 

Final Thoughts On Symptoms Of Back Pains

The symptoms of back pain are subjective. Only the patient can notice the early signs of this condition. However, an upper cervical chiropractor can detect signs and symptoms of back pains through conducting a physical examination, nerve testing, and diagnostic imaging. What’s more, the specific chiropractor can also help you find long-lasting relief from that nagging back pain. Jason shared his success story in this video.