Cause of Back Pain
Many different things can cause back pain -- after all, the pain is merely a symptom of a larger condition and not a condition in and of itself. Medical problems that can cause back pain include:
- Mechanical problems
- Acquired conditions and diseases
- Infections and tumors
Once you determine the likely cause, treatment for back pain can begin. This may involve rest, medications, relaxation techniques, and in some cases, even surgery. Your healthcare provider can help you determine what is causing your back pain and suggest ways to relieve it.
(Click Causes of Back Pain to learn more about the problems listed in this article, with specific examples and links to possible treatment options.)