Neck and Back Injury

January 25, 2011

Causes of Back Injury Pain

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Back injury pain generally reflects nerve or muscle irritation or bone lesions. Sprains, strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae are directly associated with back injury pain. Many of our daily activities such as working in the garden or playing sports can cause back injury and back injury pain. For example, back injury pain may occur if you strain your muscles by lifting a child or fracture one of your back bones while playing sports.

The cause of a back injury can be a single traumatic incident or an accumulation of a number of injuries. More often than not, a back injury is caused by a combination of a number of factors over a prolonged period of time. Many factors at work and home pose risk of back injury. The following are some leading back injury causes. (more…)

Lower Back Injury

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The lower back refers to the part of your back between the rib cage and the pelvis. It is made up of the lumbar spine and soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) attached to the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine is made up of 5 hard bones (vertebrae) and sponge-like soft discs (intervertebral discs). The intervertebral discs allow the spine to bend or flex, and act as cushion and shock absorbers to the vertebrae.

The lower back carries most of our upper body weight, and it is very vulnerable to injuries. The common types of lower back injury (sometimes called low back injury or lumbar injury) are as follows.