ACUTE BACK PAIN
Most people have at least one backache in their life. Although this pain or discomfort can happen anywhere in your back, the most common area affected is your lower back. This is because the lower back supports most of your body's weight. Low back pain is the number two reason that Americans see their health care provider. It is second only to colds and flu. You will usually first feel back pain just after you lift a heavy object, move suddenly, sit in one position for a long time, or have an injury or accident. Acute low back pain is most often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back. The pain may be caused by muscle spasms or a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments.
Acute, or short-term back pain lasts a few days to a few weeks. Most low back pain is acute. It tends to resolve on its own within a few days with self-care and there is no residual loss of function. In some cases a few months are required for the symptoms to disappear. If the pain does persist for more than 12 weeks then it will be consider Chronic back pain.
Sprains (overstretched or torn ligaments)
Strains (tears in tendons or muscle)
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Symptoms of Acute back pain:
Tension in lower back
Pain around the lower back and upper buttocks
Trouble moving after bending or picking something up
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