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Back pain

Published. 21. April 2024

Read time: 5 minutes

Back problems are something that most people experience at some point in their lives. Some people cope with minor problems that disappear on their own, while others are in so much pain that they need help to manage their daily activities.


What both have in common is that the right knowledge and good exercises reduce the symptoms and prevent future problems.

Back pain doesn't have to be a hindrance to everyday life. Here we help you understand how back problems occur, what the most common problems are and how to get quick relief when it hurts.

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Most common back problems

There are three common back problems that affect many people.

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  1. Lumbago

  2. Lumbago Ischias

  3. Pain in the thoracic spine

The most common back problem is pain in the lower back, also known as the lumbar spine.

Incorrect and heavy loads are the most common reason for lumbar problems. The pain is often acute and feels like a cutting or stabbing pain combined with a locking of the back. This is known as 'lumbago acuta', which is the medical term.

Another common problem is lumbago sciatica, which is when the sciatic nerve is strained or inflamed. The pain goes from the lower back and down one leg. Sometimes you may feel that the affected leg loses its strength or that your sense of touch is impaired. This is completely harmless, but it can take a long time for the leg to fully recover.

Thoracic back pain is also a common back problem.

You notice chest pain as a pain between the shoulder blades. In this case, it is the muscles, bones, heart or lungs that are problematic. Exactly what applies to your particular pain depends on the symptoms involved.


If you feel pain from your back to your chest or notice that the pain increases when you breathe deeply, it is either the muscular or skeletal system that is problematic. If it is a strong and pressing pain that radiates into the different parts of the body, or it feels like a band around the chest, then it is probably the heart or lungs that are causing the problem.

Why is your back hurting?

There are several reasons why you may have back pain.

  • Inflammation or tension in your muscle

  • Physical injury

  • Skeletal change

  • Underlying diseases

  • Densification of the fascial system

Back pain is often caused by incorrect, heavy and prolonged loading of the body. For example, during heavy lifting. This is often combined with a twisting of the back, which further distorts the load and causes the body to react.

The older you are, the more likely you are to suffer from back problems. This is due to changes in hormones and the fascial system taking longer to 'heal'. We also create stressful movement patterns in everyday life and the body reduces the production of hyaluronic acid in the fascial system, which can be counteracted to some extent with the right diet and movement. Wear and tear and reduced resistance to inflammation make the discs and facet joints more susceptible to problems.

A common problem that comes with age is a so-called herniated disc. This is a condition where one of the discs in the spine breaks or gets out of position. Many people have little or no discomfort, while others experience severe pain and need urgent help.

Back pain left & right side by the kidneys

A common complaint is pain on either the left or right side. Often as a dull ache at the height of the waist, about where the kidneys are located. Many people think that it is the kidneys that are the problem, but it is more common to experience muscular complaints that are not actually related to the organs.
This type of pain normally occurs with heavy lifting, if you have been sitting or lying down incorrectly for a long time, or with extra hard strain in the area over time. For example, extra long walks or periods of standing.
If you are experiencing back pain on the left or right side of your body, the best thing you can do is to rest and relieve your back. If you notice that the pain does not subside or gets worse, you should contact your healthcare provider. You can also make an appointment with us for advice on quick relief.

Important considerations for back pain

In many cases, back pain goes away on its own and there are some simple tips to help you recover quickly from back pain.

  • Be phyiscally active and avoid sitting still too much

  • Do not use deep sofas and low stools

  • Support your tailbone with a towel or pillow

  • Change your working positions to relieve pressure on your back

  • Avoid positions where your back is bent forward as this increases pain

  • Don't stay static for too long - change your sitting and lying positions regularly. 


Practice feeling core control when you move. For example, when you walk, turn your body or bend forward. Try this: hold a glass of water straight in front of you and feel the contraction of your core as you lift/move the glass from one side of your body to the other.

Activate your gluteus butt muscles will create a better base for your upper body weight to "rest on" When standing, there is a constant "pull and release" between your front core muscles, back muscles and gluteal muscles.

When you have temporary back pain, it can be tempting to rest as much as possible, but it is important to stay physically active. Walking and swimming are gentle activities that help activate the muscles without putting too much strain on them.


Avoid sitting low. Deep sofas and low chairs should be avoided as they can be difficult to get up from. If you need to sit or lie down, you can use a lumbar support to relieve the strain. A rolled up towel or pillow works well as a lumbar support.


Sleep is important for your body to heal properly. If you have trouble sleeping because of the pain in your back, you won't get the night's rest you need. Over-the-counter painkillers help you sleep at night and keep you active during the day.

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