Back Pain: Definition and Causes

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Back pain is associated to sense of pain and uncomfortable in the back area of the body, usually at the lower back of the body.


There are many causes of back pain. 75% of the real causes of back pain cases cannot be identified. While 25% of these cases could be caused by:

  • Muscle
    • Muscle strain
    • Muscle torn because of sport injury
    • Muscle fatigue
  • Bone
    • Slipped or broken vertebra
    • Broken back bone
    • Bone deformity
    • Bone cancer
  • Others
    • Wrong postures
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    • Enlarging or cancer inside the pelvic cavity
    • Renal calculus disease
    • Psychology
      • Related to stress
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