Why your back hurts?

Indeed, in most cases, the pain in the lower back because the spine. In particular, the cause of the pain in most cases, osteochondrosis, spondiloarthrosis. This is the so-called "primary" cause, which is caused by muscular-skeletal changes.

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But there is a number on the "secondary" causes, not all linked to the very spine. So, what is the "secondary" causes the pain?

Let's look at some of them:

  • a variety of tumors (both primary and metastatic) of the vertebrae, and the spinal cord;
  • vertebral fractures;
  • infectious diseases that may occur for the damage to the intervertebral discs, vertebrae;
  • metabolic destruction of bone tissue (osteoporosis, osteomalacia);
  • non-infectious inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis);
  • acute diseases of the spinal circulation, which for example can occur, if the stroke;
  • the growing pains;
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (intestinal obstruction, atypical acute appendicitis);
  • reflective pain, which can occur in various diseases of the pelvic organs (infection, gynecological diseases, renal colic).

As you can see, the reason not all of the spine. Some serious diseases can also cause similar pain. However, in this case, the pain is reflected in the nature and quite often pain in lower abdomen and back, making the diagnosis easier.

There is another cause of the pain. So, quite often a pain in the lower back, during pregnancy, especially in the later stages, when the load on the spine is very big, and he's forced to "bend" more than usual. In addition, pregnancy shifts the center of gravity of a person increase the weight, this also bear the "burden" of the spine.

Lumbalgia, what we encounter most often

The most common problem is lumbago – pain develops in the lower back. The reason is much simpler, and "more innocent" than many other types of pain. In particular, the cause of lumbalgia in general, the physical exhaustion, fast motion, excessive physical effort and the stress on the back, for a long time in an uncomfortable posture, hypothermia, colds, bruises, etc. However, the same lumbar pain also can cause lumbago.

So this is a syndrome usually chronic, in which there is a periodic alternation of relapses and remissions. The recurrence of the disease very bad back, the pain is usually sharp, sudden appearing attacks. During remission, the pain goes away, but for a while keep a sense of discomfort in the affected area.

How to get rid of pain in the lower back?

The first thing you need to understand that the pain is caused due to various reasons, it is not always clear. Therefore, the use of painkillers in this case doesn't give the effect that the person wants to be. The fact is that these drugs just mask the pain, but the cause of its appearance does not disappear after the action of the drug, the pain returns.

We must not forget a simple truth, and should be treated, not the pain, but the reason for its occurrence. For example, osteochondrosis most important part of the treatment is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, as many people think. The fact is that these drugs just to alleviate the patient's condition during the period of acute pain a little to relieve the inflammation. The real treatment begins after the pain has ceased. This massage, physiotherapy, diet the treatment, which allows to avoid the recurrence of the disease.


Don't try to figure out on your own, why does it hurt my waist. The best solution is to have a painkiller, or to go to a doctor, if the pain is bearable. If you walk due to severe pain syndrome is difficult, it is better to call the doctor at home.

The doctor conducting the primary investigation will prescribe additional MRI diagnostics to determine the details of the disease, which can be associated directly with the disease, the pool.