Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain.

Select your pain point below to read about the condition that is ailing you.

Upper Back Pain

Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with Upper Back Pain include:

  • Weakness in arms and legs
  • Headaches
  • Pain that spreads across the shoulder blades
  • Muscle stiffness
Causes

The most common causes of Upper Back Pain include:

  • De-conditioning (lack of strength)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Incorrect posture
  • Lifting heavy loads
Treatment
  • Custom orthotics to improve the posture from ground up
  • Muscle relaxants are suggested to ease the pain
  • Ice to reduce the swelling
  • Physical therapy to ail muscle spasms

Lower Back Pain

Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with Lower Back Pain include:

  • Stabbing or shooting sensation around the back
  • Pain makes it hard to move or stand up straight
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Pain that follows heavy lifting or exercising too hard
Causes
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Overuse injuries
  • Incorrect posture
  • Lifting heavy load
Treatment
  • Chiropractors suggest wearing orthotics to even the balance put on both feet and absorb shocks like while lifting heavy loads.
  • A heating pad or warm baths may provide temporary pain relief.
  • Yoga & massage may provide comfort.