Chronic & Acute Back Pain
Low back pain is very common. Most people experience it at least once in their lifetime. For most people, the pain is temporary. But back pain can become long-lasting (chronic) if a person has ongoing poor posture and body mechanics, unstable core muscles, ongoing walking (gait) issues, or if under stress and/or depression.
Another type of back pain is acute back pain which is pain that lasts 3 months or less. People who experience acute back pain will typically have another recurrence in the future. This type of back pain can resolve on its own, but psychological elements such as mood and depression have been found to be factors of people who may not successfully recover from acute back pain. If left untreated, acute back pain can develop into chronic back pain.
Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back bears most of the body’s weight. Therefore, there can be many causes for pain such as injury, aging, pregnancy, herniated disc, compression fractures, joint issues, illness, genetic spine issues and overuse.
If you have been struggling with aches, pain or an inability to do the things you enjoy, it is time to contact FYZICAL South Sarasota.