Back pain is a very common complaint, affecting many of us. Back pain can be caused by many factors including ageing, the body’s wear and tear, strains and minor injuries, muscular issues, poor posture, incorrectly lifting heavy objects, day-to-day stresses, over tiring muscles whilst playing sports or even sleeping in an awkward position rather than more serious causes.
Back pain can also come hand in hand with inflammation which is the body’s natural way of starting the healing process.
Symptoms of acute inflammation include pain, swelling, heat, redness and function loss. In some cases, inflammation can be the cause of back pain.