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Signs That Show Your Back Pain Signals A More Serious Problem

By Sravia Sivaram

Back pain is quite a common ailment that people from all ages suffer from. Almost 80% of the people have it at some point of time and usually there is nothing much to worry about.

It is mostly caused by muscle sprain or strain, or due to a herniated disc, and almost in 90% of the cases, it will get alright by itself. If the ache has started recently, then there is no need to see a doctor or take pills, the pain will recede by itself.

But when it doesn't heal in a few days' time, then it is the body's way of saying that something is wrong. It can be an alarming sign to show an underlying problem. You have to find out and fix what is wrong immediately in order to avert some of the major complications.

Individuals who are in the age group of 30-60 are likely to experience back pain due to lower back muscle strain or pain within the disc space itself, like lumbar disc herniation or lumbar degenerative disc disease.

The typical symptoms and possible causes of back pain are not known sometimes and you have to take extreme care in such situations. Back pain and its implications can be quite random and varied. However, this article will help you know all about the signs of back pain in case you're suffering from a more bigger disease.

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Continue reading to the know more about these signs that show your back pain could indicate a serious problem.


1. Loss In Control Of Bladder Or Bowels:

This could be because of an underlying condition called cauda equina syndrome, a rare disorder in which the nerve roots in the lumbar spine become compressed, thus cutting sensation and movement.

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2. If The Pain Occurs At Night:

Back pain sufferers must adjust their sleeping position in order to ease the ache while napping. But if the pain occurs continuously only when you're sleeping at night, then you got to see your doctor. This could be a sign of spinal tumour.


3. If The Pain Is Hard To Pinpoint:

If the pain in the upper or lower back does not seem to be associated with a specific muscle or joint, it may signal heart attack.


4. If The Pain Is Accompanied With Morning Stiffness:

It's normal to have some pain in the morning after you wake up, but if it lasts beyond 30 minutes, then this could signify inflammatory arthritis like ankylosing spondylitis.

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5. If You're At A Risk Of Fractures:

If you have met with any accident recently or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, any back pain must immediately be checked with a doctor. This might indicate a spine fracture or other problems.

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