About Back Pain Symptoms
Back pain symptoms can indicate a variety of conditions depending on where the pain is located and what your lifestyle habits are. Below are some of the common symptoms of back pain experienced in different areas of the back:
- Pain felt during heavy lifting
- Muscle aches
- Sharp pain near the hips or directly above the tail bone
- Radiating or tingling pain felt through the buttocks and back of legs
- Inability to stand without spasms occurring
- Pain around the shoulder blades and rib cage while stretching or heavy lifting
- Chronic pain after sitting or standing for extended periods of time
- Pain around the shoulders or lower portion of neck connected to the spine
Some back pain symptoms may simply apply all over and extend from multiple locations. To learn more about back pain symptoms in particular areas of the body and why they occur, read on to find more information on:
- Lower back pain
- Middle back pain
- Upper back pain
- Neck pain
- Radicular pain
- Lumbar pain
- Cervical pain
- Muscle pain and weaknesses
How to Treat Back Pain Symptoms
Depending on the location and severity of your back pain symptoms, various treatments are available to do on your own or through professionals. For the most part, relief from back pain is taken in two steps: pain relief and improved movement and flexibility.
For pain removal, heat and cold therapy, intense massage sessions, and anti-inflammatory medication are all ways to get rid of pain directly. Sustainable habits that improve back pain over an extended period of time include exercise, mindfulness of posture, and avoidance of strenuous movements and sports.
As always, you should speak with your physician to correctly diagnose your back pain symptoms, as well as recommend treatment for resolving your back pain in a healthy and long-lasting way.