Backache is further divided into two types based on the location of the pain.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is also known as lumbago is associated with the disorder in one of the following parts
- Discs between vertebrae
- Lumbar spine
- Lower back muscles, internal pelvic and abdominal organs
- Nerves and spinal cord
Lower back pain is quite common as compared to upper back pain. It is mostly caused by strain or injury to the tendons or muscles. Other major causes are disk injury, structural problems, and even arthritis. Pain is often cured by using a medication, physical therapy, and rest.
Upper Back Pain
Upper back pain is caused by disorders linked to the spine, aorta, and chest. It is mostly caused by overuse, injury, or muscle strain to the ligaments, muscles, and discs that support our spine. Poor posture is also the culprit of back pain as it affects the connective tissue of muscles.