Why Does My Back Ache?


Your back ache usually from a spasm of the muscles, which supports spine. Backache is a very common problem among both men & women. There are many factors responsible for causing a backache.Some common reasons are:

  • Muscle strain;
  • Sciatica;
  • Spinal problem;
  • Poor posture;
  • Fractures;
  • Viral infection;
  • Women suffering gynecological problems;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Post epidural anesthesia;
  • Infection of kidney or bladder;
  • Too much├é┬ápressure on a nerve root;
  • Tumors;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Bacterial infection;
  • Intestines problem;
  • Arthritis and stress or trauma;
  • and more…

The doctor will diagnose the reasons for your backache after performing several tests on you. A blood test is required. Plus X-ray of spine, CT scan or MRI can also be required depending upon the seriousness of the issue.

Causes of Back Aches


1- Pulled Muscles

It’s one of the most threatening problems a person can have and can become chronic if left unattended. Since it affects your mobility, which is a basic requirement of anybody’s survival, it can jeopardize your life in a big way.

To prevent backache you should take some precautions like; Do not use your back to lift babies, heavy boxes or cartons etc.

Avoid putting any pressure on your back. Use muscles of your arms and legs instead.

Nutritional supplements that may help reduce backache include Trypsine and Chymostrypsin, DPA (D Phenylaline) Is believed to relieve pain by decreasing the enzymes that break down endorphins. Proteolytic enzymes may help in reducing inflammation and swelling.
Vitamin B1, B6, B12 may prevent recurrences of common back ache. Herbs that have medicinal properties and can help reduce or prevent back ache are Willow Bark, Devil’s Claw, Ginger, turmeric, Eucalyptus etc.

2- Lower Back Pain at Night

This type of back pain usually related to your spine and if you don’t see your doctor for further examination it might be a sign of very serious problem, so it is better to consult it with your doctor.

3- Lower Back Ache and Pain in Your Legs

Usually lower back pain that the pain goes through your legs is a sign of Sciatic and you should go and see the doctor.

In case of diarrhea or intestines infection you might see the same symptoms.

Women PMS is causing back ache which goes all the way to the legs, mostly from the front of your legs which is opposite of sciatic pain which the pain goes all the way down to the legs from the back of your legs.

Post epidural anesthesia also causes the lower back ache and numbness in the legs.

Pregnant women also suffering from the lower back pain because of the baby weight and muscles stretching as well.

4- Trauma and Fractions Causing Back Pain Forever

We always should be careful to not fall down and have a broken bones. Especially in the cold countries people should be very careful to not fall down and break any bones especially in the back or hip.

In countries such as Canada, where people are using the medicare system and the government pays for the medical expenses, the cost of medical expenses are way higher than the cost of the amount of salt the cities are suppose to use to make sure no one slip on the ice or snow.

5- Spasm and stress as Cause of Back Ache

Stress is the mother of many diseases including back pain. Stress is one of the causes of spasm and that can affect your back as well.

Normally this type of back pain is at the upper part of your back and around your nick.

To heal that type of back pain you should try to lower your stress level and take muscle relaxer medication.

You can go see your doctor or ask the pharmacist to give your the right medication.

Hot bath and massage is very helpful for such a back ache.


6- Infection and Fever Causing Back Ache

Have you ever had a high fever and cold with lower back pain? Yes, I had! and it’s a weird type of pain with such a mild spasm as well with shaking.

It is because of the infection in your body, although all your body’s in pain but you’d have more back pain in such a situation.


If you have a back ache, try to find out the reason by seeing your doctor.

However, in general try to do some exercises in daily basis before you get out of bed, which helps a lot with your body flexibility and prevents it from muscles strain.

Moreover, you should be careful with the type of exercise you do as well to not make more harms to your back.

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