Lower Back Problems
If you’ve ever been seized by a sharp pain in your lower back, you may have been left wondering what caused it and how would you prevent it from happening again. You most definitely must have wanted to know if it was a serious issue that warranted medical attention. The key to staying healthy is to clarify these questions as soon as you can. You should know when the sharp pain in your lower back is signaling a need for medical attention, otherwise, it may evolve into a chronic nightmare that may even leave you bed-ridden. Early diagnosis and treatment at EMC in Greenacres is the best thing you can ever do for your back in order to avoid a long-term problem.
Experiencing sharp pain in your lower back could be a symptom of a wide variety of diseases. It needs immediate attention from a doctor who has specialized in pain management, rehabilitation, and physical medicine. Back pain alone as a symptom is a plain mystery, and it needs someone skilled enough to figure out the clues and identify the problem. The pain could indicate a different problem just by its location. The fact that you feel it in only one place could indicate a different problem from the pain that moves around in several places.
Most of the time, a sharp, knife-like pain is an indication of an acute, mechanical issue with the spine. This kind of pain can be managed by resting or using a back brace. Joints in the body function by dissipating forces that come to them. Whenever there’s a restriction in the joint, or if it’s working less efficiently than usual, it may cause a pinching or binding sensation in that area. This is true for most joints in the body. Some of the common causes of sharp lower back pain include muscle strain, facet joint pain, spondylolysis, and spinal fracture, among others.
Muscle strain is the most common cause of sharp lower back pain. Muscles in the surrounding area may have been injured through a fall or a car crash, causing severe pain, among other symptoms. The facet joints help to keep the spinal column upright and connected. Facet joint pain happens when the joints at the spine are experiencing mechanical problems, often due to a car accident. Spondylolysis condition may not cause sharp pain by itself but may lead to extensive damage or aggravation to the joints (due to a spinal fracture), which causes the pain. Spinal fracture is another type of mechanical problem associated with the spine. It causes the sharpest and most irritating type of back pain because the spine is surrounded by a rich nerve supply, which relays all the pain signals.
Other causes of sharp lower back pain include the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction, ligaments and intervertebral discs. SI Joint Dysfunction is not always associated with sharp pain, because sometimes the pain may be dull in nature. Thus the kind of pain you’ll experience will determine the extent of aggravation in the joint. Ligament and intervertebral disc aggravation may also be responsible for sharp pain, especially because there’s a high potential for pain surrounding these issues. If you experience any type of pain in the lower back, make sure you consult a doctor as soon as possible.