Lower Back Pain

Can Cervical Injury Make Your Lower Back Hurt?

What Causes My Back to Pain Me So?

There are many different reasons why you are experiencing back pain. Some of them include; trauma, injury, disease, infections, circulatory problems, post neural difficulties, degenerative disorder, or congenital defect. It can also be caused from the ligaments, disks, vertebrae, spinal cord, spinal cord nerves, back muscles, pelvis and various infections in our various organs.

Cervical pain, upper back pain can be the result of tumors, spinal inflammation whip lash and aorta disease. Can cervical injury make our lower back hurt? I will answer these questions and more in the following paragraphs

Structural Damage

Before I answer this question, let me explain the structures of our back. Our back’s made up of bones, disks, tendons and ligaments. It’s separated into three specific areas, cervical, thorax and lumbar regions. Each of these area’s separated by cartilage. This serves as a cushion, so our bones don’t rub against each other. Sometimes through normal use, our cartilage, disks, vertebrae and faucets can wear down. Occasionally specific diseases cause them to degenerate. If this deterioration’s left untreated, it can cause excruciating pain.

Often, the back pain we feel isn’t from erosion, but from another source in our body and has radiated itself around, to the lower lumbar area of our back. This pain, allows the release of free radicals, which attacks and destroys our nerves. In addition, free radicals cause inflammation, which increases the pain.

A condition known as Herniated disk might cause this to happen. Another name for this is ruptured disk. When this occurs, it can pinch a nerve, which will cause extreme pain.  One nerve known to create problems is the sciatica. This nerve runs from your spinal cord, across both buttock cheeks, down your legs to your feet. The pain may have a sudden onset, or it could come on gradual.

Another cause for lower back pain cause from the cervical region is Spondylolysis. Another name for this disease is interarticularis defect. When someone suffers with this disease their spinal canal is narrowed. This causes their spinal cord and the nerve roots to become presses. This disease is usually the result of an imperfection in the oars articular, and is generally the result of a developmental defect. Injury can cause this to occur.

This disease disturbs what is known as the pedicle. This is the structure of the back that protects the spinal nerves. This boney ring is also what connects the body of the vertebrae to the facet joints. This disease is diagnosed mostly in older and middle aged adults who already have back problems, like degenerative disk, intervertebral disk degeneration, and vertebrae fractures.

Can Cervical Injury Make Your Lower Back Hurt?

It can be unilateral or bilateral. Meaning there could be one or two sets of vertebrae rubbing against each other. Not only does this disease affect the spinal column and nerves, it also makes it so the vertebra and the facet joints’ are only connected through soft tissue.

Another source of cervical pain that can radiate to lower back pain is infections and various inflammations. Although spinal inflammation and infections are rare occurrences, it can happen. If they are left undiagnosed, untreated for extended periods of time they can cause extreme pain and eventually may cause a person to become completely disabled.

Intervertebral disk degeneration is another possibility. This is where the disks in your back wears down thought the year’s leaving bones to rub against bones. If this occurs in the upper cervical region this pain can radiate to your lower back.

Degenerative disk disease is when the disks in your back slowly chip away. This condition if left untreated can cause severe pain throughout your back.

Sometimes the faucets, which is the two large connective joints in your back wears down. This too can cause severe radiating pain. Arthritis is another disease that can cause back pain. This disease causes inflammation, swelling and joint damage, which leads to pain.

Of course, when someone has upper back pain due to muscle spasms, tension, sprain, strains, and fractures they try to compensate for this pain. They tend to move, sit, stand differently than normal, hoping to decrease the pain.  This compensation can cause a strain on your lower lumbar area, which can cause severe lower back pain.

Things we can do to Decrease Our Chances of Back Pain

There are things we can do to stop back pain from occurring. If you are already experiencing back pain they can help stop further irritation on your back.  Some of the recommendations include;

Doctors suggest that a woman shouldn’t carry a purse that weighs more than 10% of their body weight. They also say that a purse with a long shoulder strap is better for your back.

Too many pillows can cause back pain. Doctors suggest that you should use a pillow that won’t through your back out of alignment.

Shoes are important in good back health. Make sure your shoes are appropriate for the type of activity you are doing. Make sure it has enough cushion and support.

When you sit, sit up straight and put your back against the chair with your feet on the floor. Pillows are often a good way to accomplish this. Strong muscles also help stop back pain. It’s suggested to do pelvic tilts 3 repetitions of 12 three times a week.

Through the years we’ve been told that a firmer mattress is better for your back, but further research shows that people who sleep on a softer bed has experienced less back pain.

The Agonizing Conclusion

We know there are numerous things that can cause our back to hurt. Some of them include; ruptured disk, spondylolysis, degenerative disk, Intervertebral disk degeneration, arthritis, muscle spasms, tension, sprain, strains, and fractures. Injury and infection can also cause us to experience severe back pain.

We understand that because pain can radiate from other parts of our body to our lower back, cervical injuries and injuries to other parts of our bodies can cause low back pain.

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