What is this thing considered as a bane to many people both young and old, a sickness so common to everyone that it is treated as an inevitable part of living, yet everyone dreads its coming? No it’s not aging, although it may also be taken into consideration, but what we are referring to here today is none other than back pain, the seemingly quiet time bomb of advancing age.
Almost all people at some point of their life gets to experience it’s not so awesome glory with some unlucky ones taking more than their fair share. We of the fairer race are not really spared of this particularly debilitating affliction, as even if we are much stronger in the mind department, our bodies, unfortunately, are much frailer than the men ones.
Body compositions aside, there are several more reasons why we women are much more prone to suffering back pains than men. In fact, several noted studies states that women seem to suffer back pain more frequently and of a much more intensity than men. One reason they indicated was the role of women’s menstruation to the spasms that occur in the back. Another is the woman’s constantly fluctuating hormones that seems to help agitate the nervous system, which is in charge of controlling the body’s reaction and tolerance to pain.
A woman’s more brittle bones and much frailer body also greatly contribute to this dilemma, that an action which is easily done by men, takes greater effort from women. Greater effort means greater strain to the body, opening the door to various mechanical deficiencies from developing. Brittle bones on the other hand, are much more prone to breakage and discontinuity that it may even cause several conditions like sciatica and arthritis to commence.
Other common causes of back pain for women and their respective locations are as follows:
Lower Left Back Pain
- Lower back strain
- Herniated Disc
- Kidney Infections, Kidney Stones
- Spinal Stenosis
Right Side Back Pain
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Improper Posture
- Gallbladder Problems (stones, infections, etc.)
- Slipped Disc
- Lumbar Muscle Strain
Upper back Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint Dysfunction
- Muscular Irritation
- Heart Attacks
With a variety of ailments available to start back pain, it really seems inevitable that we will have one in the near future. The only thing yet unknown really is from which of the conditions above will be its eventual cause. But women need not fret much about back pain as there are ways which we can do to lessen our chances of getting one.
Proper nutrition and regular exercise comes immediately into mind. Employing correct bodily posture and doing regular checkups also decreases, if not totally eliminates the likelihood of back pain from occurring. If and when back pain finally decides to happen, modern medicine has got your back with regards to various clinical procedures as well as potent drugs to help you somewhat lessen the pain of fighting back pain.
Knowing your body well and being relatively good to it does bring good results. Taking care of it and embracing all of its flaws eventually generate the balance which is typically needed for a well lived life. You really don’t have to be afraid of back pain.