Call the carpenter.
Your back is as good as your
spine, which is made up of several vertebrae linked
by mobile joints. Sandwiched between these are
springy discs of tough cartilage that squash down
under pressure to absorb shocks. Several hundred
kgs. pre sq. cm. of pressure bear down on them
during strenuous movements which could be as mundane
as even an incorrect posture. The wrong sort of
desk or chairs at work and at home, extra sofa
beds, slouching, obesity and lack of exercise
can all contribute to backaches. Acute backache
may accompany certain illnesses like influenza,
viral and dengue fever. A sudden fall, an injury
or stretching for something that's out of reach
could also trigger it off.
Other Causes ::
Trauma, pregnancy, injuries to bones, ligaments;
osteoarthritis, metabolic disorder, tuberculosis
of the spine, aneurysms, pelvic disorders, steroids,
and many more.
Treatment & prevention
Exercise. It is important to find the cause of
pain. Your doctor needs to know the age of onset,
whether the pain is acute or insidious, duration
of pain, and if it gets aggravated or relieved
in any way. Analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed.