A Quick Look at the Various Back Conditions That May Traumatize You Back Conditions refer to the different types of back Pain. In my own case, I suffered from muscle strain of my lower back region. It was an excruciating experience. My situation got worse because I lacked knowledge of the exact back condition I suffered from. Knowledge is a big weapon you need to win that back pain battle. The various types of back pain are: Sciatica: This is a radiating pain that drips through your back to the thigh and the back of the leg. It comes with burning or tingling experience. This back condition can also evoke numbness (a dead feeling) in the affected region of your back. Muscle Strain: Stress on the back will ultimately lead to back muscle strain. Strain refers to injury suffered by your muscles while sprain is any injury suffered by the ligaments. As a back pain condition, muscle strain is mainly experienced on the lower back region Herniated Disc: This occurs when you suffer tears or bulging on your spine as a result of rupture on one or more of the discs (soft cushion between each vertebrae of your spine). The bulging or tear compresses the nerves leading to pain. Osteoarthritis of the Spine: This is a degeneration of the spine mainly associated with old age. The resulting friction between the bones of the vertebral discs and the spinal joint leads to pain and inflammation of your back. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis affects the joints. It causes inflammation and loss of movements in your hands and feet. It is experienced in the neck and lower back region. Some symptoms include burning pain that flares up occasionally and swelling up of the back of your neck. Osteoporosis: Here, a victim’s bones become weak and brittle. The bones become fragile and crack easily. Mainly experienced on the hip and wrists, Osteoporosis also attacks the spine. It weakens the spine structure and causes hunchback. Spinal Stenosis: When your vertebra suddenly begins to contract in size, Spinal Stenosis has set in. The reduction of the space in the verebrae puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves. This condition is mainly experienced on the neck and lower back region of the spine. Splondylolithesis: The displacement of the cylindrical bones composing the spinal column causes a slippage of one vertebra over another. This back condition is mainly suffered by old men and women. It leads to the stiffness of the back and difficulty in walking. Scoliosis: Scoliosis is the unusual deformity of the back which makes the spine to have an “S” or “C” shape. It is a disease condition that can attack anybody of any age. In most cases, victims suffers low self esteem due to the odd curvature on the back region. Ankylosing Spondilitis: Ever suffered from a stiffened back? Ankylosing Spondilitis affects the spine and sacroillac joint of the pelvis. The resulting effect is stiffness and inability of victim to move freely. It leads to a stooped back and chronic pain in the back region. Fibromyalgia: Widespread pain on the body telegraphs the presence of Fibromyalgia. It is a condition that attacks the central nervous system leading to break down in the functions of the muscles and skeletal frame. There are identifiable points of pain both on the back and other parts of the body. Fibromyalgia is associated with memory loss and insomnia. Whiplash Injury: This is an injury sustained on the neck and mid-back region as a result of rear-end collision during car accident. When your car is rammed from behind, the sudden jerky movement leads a whip on your neck region. Pain leads to headache and burning shoulders. Note that understanding the various back pain conditions offers you a good ground to help both yourself and your loved ones. You can read more to gain broader information on each of the conditions. I hope you will find this very helpful.