• Lower Back Pain: 7 Causes in Older Adults

    The natural aging process can cause all kinds of problems throughout the body, especially in the joints. So, as one of the most complex joint systems in the human anatomy, it’s only natural that the spine would be a hotspot for age-related issues. Over time, the bones, cartilage, and muscles in the back weaken and erode, which can lead to severe pain, stiffness, immobility,...
  • What Causes Inflammation in the Lower Back?

    Localized inflammation is meant to be a good thing for your overall health. It happens when the body wields a defense against foreign invaders and injuries in order to help signal to the immune system that something needs healing. Think about when your ankle swells up after an injury or your skin puffs up after you get stung by a bee. However, there is...
  • What Causes Knots In Your Back?

    With regard to muscle pain, the word “knot”—medically known as a myofascial trigger point—refers to a small bump in the muscle that is painful or tender to the touch. Even when the muscle is at rest, these trigger points tend to tighten and tense up, putting pressure on nerves and causing chronic pain. These stubborn, knotty points are caused by a number of things,...
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