Pain in the back

Pain in the back above the waist is familiar to many people. At least once in life each of us has experienced that symptom. The expression of the pain associated with the lumbar and thoracic spine, but the reason may be, not only the problems with the spine. That would not have shown pain just above the waist or below, right or left, that is a signal of the body about violations at work. Causes of pain above the waist can be worn a pathological or not pathological. Some pathological causes can be associated with systemic diseases, others are associated with diseases of the spine or the muscles. The pain can manifest as sharp, gnawing, boring, burning, accompanied by tingling, numbness, formication. The intensity varies from weak to tolerable, to prevent, to do the movement. Be combined with pain in the thigh, calf, foot.

Pathological causes associated with systemic diseases in which the pain is in the spine, above the waist:

  1. Obesity (excess weight): when overweight, the spine is subjected to excessive load, for maintenance of daily activity, this leads to gradual wear and tear, reduce the height of the vertebra and compression of the nerve;
  2. Pressure on nerves: this is the most common cause when the pain in the back above the waist girdle and a sharp arising. Can spread to the legs. Including the hip, thighs, buttocks. And sometimes the whole leg, including the foot. Compression can cause a decrease in the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae, with possible formation of a herniated disc.
  3. Tumor: associated with the presence of tumors, is rare. The presence of the tumor can be manifested as a nagging pain, pain in the back, just above the waist. Tumors that cause such type of pain : kidney tumors, tumors of rickets, lipoma, fibrosarcoma, bone metastases from tumors located in other parts of the body (in this time of illness, pain, syndrome, to become strong).
  4. Spinal stenosis: degenerative diseases associated with aging. This leads to compression of the spine nerves, which cause the formation of pain.
  5. Infection: an inflammatory condition caused by the infection. Pain arising directly from the bone diseases such as osteomyelitis, or due to diseases such as cystitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, etc ..

Pathological the most common causes for pain in the back and the cross:

  1. Posture: incorrect posture during the day is the main reason. Those who often sit at work in front of the computer can take inappropriate and incorrect positions that cause muscle strain and tension in the lumbar region of my spine, which causes pain in the muscles of the back above the lumbar area, inflammation of the. And also pain in the back, under the shoulder blades above the waist
  2. Pregnancy: during pregnancy, especially towards the end of the period, often suffer from pain in the lumbar. This is due to the increased weight of the uterus and close to the lumbar part of the spine, causing inflammation that cause pain.
  3. After the delivery time: the constant wearing of the child on the hands and are not typical of the movement, cause excessive loads on the spine.
  4. Sports: can cause pain of the muscular origin and bony. Causes a large load, weight, voltage, microtrauma after a workout or competition, muscle contractures, the consequence would be a pain.
  5. Stress and anxiety: pain is psychosomatic or psychogenic nature in the region, causing excessive muscle tension.
  6. Injury: physical damage to the lumbar and thoracic spine.

Among other pathological reasons can be called chairs, mattresses, sofas, beds, shoes, etc in fact, if the spine does not have good support when sitting, lying, walking, can cause inflammation, leading to pain in the back.Lower back pain above the waist on the back right, a nagging pain in the neck can be a symptom of other diseases associated with other organs: diarrhea, menstrual cycle (cramps in abdomen), diseases of the pelvic organs, diseases of the kidney, colon, etc., This pain is a symptom, so the diagnosis should be focused on identifying the causes. Physical examination, medical history, additional tests will help the doctor to determine the cause and prescribe the treatment of pain above the waist and back. What to do when the manifestation of the first symptoms and what doctor to address? First of all, what needs to be done to the address of the neurologist. He will ask you questions about the nature of pain, location, frequency of occurrence, frequency of occurrence, and test neurological reflexes. If necessary, called a diagnostic study such as MRI (machine capacity should be 1 Tesla or more) or a CT of the lumbar spine.