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Back Pain – Backaches: Statistics, Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors & Treatment

Back Pain Statistics

Back pain/ backaches are experienced by about 80% of the population at some point in their life and is most common in adults between the ages of 35 to 55.  It is known to be the reason most people go to the doctor and/ or miss work and one of the leading causes of disability.  The entire back can be affected (upper, middle, or lower)  by back pain and can include sciatica, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle, and nerve problems. Often back pain is self inflicted due to poor body mechanics, sporting injuries, accidents, and improper lifting technique.  By correcting improper body mechanics, exercising the core muscles, and maintaining proper body weight most people can completely avoid surgery and even avoid excessive treatment.  

Symptoms of Back pain/ Backaches

  1. Stiffness or aching
  2. Sharp pain after lifting heavy objects
  3. Fever or inflammation in the back
  4. Pain that does not subside when lying down or resting
  5. Pain may run from the back through the leg below the knee
  6. Numbness around genitals, buttocks, or anus
  7. Urinary or fecal incontinence

Causes of Back Pain/ Backaches

  1. Muscle or ligament strained during activity 
  2. Improper lifting, pulling, or pushing objects
  3. Standing (poor posture)
  4. Bending down
  5. Sitting punched (poor posture)
  6. Over stretching
  7. Twisting, coughing, or sneezing
  8. Bad mattress
  9. Muscle spasms or tension
  10. Moving awkwardly or abruptly
  11. Arthritis 
  12. Bulging or ruptured discs
  13. Sciatica
  14. Abnormal curvature of the spine
  15. Osteoporosis
  16. Cancer of the spine
  17. Infection of the spine or other infections
  18. Shingles
  19. Cauda equina syndrome

Risk Factors of Back Pain/ Backaches

  1. Sedentary lifestyle
  2. Strenuous physical work or exercise
  3. Smoking
  4. Being overweight or obese
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Age
  7. Stress or mentally stressful job
  8. Anxiety or depression

Treatment for Back Pain/ Backaches

ASTR treats back pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for back pain.

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