What causes back pain?
Updated On: Jan 30 2014 11:53:18 AM CST
A common cause of back pain is injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Strains and sprains can occur for many reasons, including improper lifting, poor posture and lack of regular exercise. Being overweight may increase your risk of strains and sprains affecting your back.
Back pain can also result from more-serious injuries, such as a vertebral fracture or ruptured disk; from arthritis and other age-related changes in your spine; and from certain infections.
Possible causes of back pain include:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Herniated disk
- Kidney infection
- Paget's disease of bone
- Poor posture
- Spinal fractures (especially in older adults)
- Spinal stenosis
- Sprains and strains
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