Back pain can be a real, well, pain in the a. Its constant presence is a distraction for even the simplest activities. Your work rate and efficiency
will be affected, relaxing walks will become unbearable and will become an activity you used to do. Therefore you should to the first signs of lower
back pain. But in order to heal yourself you must know the cause it.
Muscle strain is the most common cause of lower back pain. This pain is likely from an overstretched or torn muscle caused by a night of sleeping in a contorted position, or perhaps after a hasty
swing. The feeling could be described as a sharp pain in the lower left side of your back. While your pain may be severe, the silver lining is that this type will typically clear up in a couple of days.
Common sources of lower left back pain related to the spinal column are lumbar herniated disc, facet joint pain and sacroiliac oint dysfunction. When consulting your doctor about lower back pain the first
thing that she/he will check are symptoms for muscle strain. If that is not the case with you they will examine if your case is related to spinal structure problem. These tests are the leg raise test, reflex test and neurologic exams. Moreover, your doctor may order an imaging study to look for a structural problem that may explain your pain which include X-rays, CT scans, and, or an MRI that may reveal a disc herniation, facet or sacroiliac joint arthropathy.
If your lower back pain is not caused by the above mentioned then it is by a problem with internal organs. These problems are kidney stones, kidney infection, gynecological disorders, pancreatitis, ulcerartive colitis, etc. if this is the cause of your suffering then your recent medical history will help the doctor to find the concrete source in no time. In addition, x-rays, CT scans, and blood tests may be ordered to confirm that a particular internal organ is the cause of your symptoms.