Posture and its importance

Back pain from time to time worries over 85% of people. This is the second most common reason for visiting a doctor after respiratory problems. With age, the load on the spine increases and pain bothers more often. Let's consider an algorithm for solving this problem.

Risk factors

Older people are more likely to experience neck and back pain. Young people are also not immune from this problem. Students suffer from manifestations of scoliosis due to improper posture while writing and reading. Office workers spend a lot of time sitting and moving little.

Risk factors:

  • birth trauma;

  • curvature of the spine;

  • sedentary lifestyle;

  • uncomfortable sleeping place;

  • posture disorders;

  • sports injuries;

  • stress;

  • excess weight.

In the 21st century, many diseases are getting younger. Even young people often experience pain in the back of the neck.

Causes of back pain

If injuries are ruled out, the main cause of back pain is poor posture. The problem can manifest itself in all three parts of the spine. Most often, pain is localized in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.

Most often, the problem is associated with poor posture. Sometimes patients complain of sudden pain caused by micro trauma to muscles and ligaments. This pain in the back of the neck goes away on its own in a few days.

Serious problems cause damage to the intervertebral discs, hernias, protrusions, arthritis of the intervertebral joints, rheumatics. As a result of damage to the vertebral discs, pinching of the nerves and the development of neuralgia are possible.

1-2% of painful conditions are associated with the development of oncology, inflammatory processes, heart disease or gastrointestinal tract. See a doctor if you have back pain. The earlier a problem is identified, the easier it is to deal with it. Back pain treatment is successful in most cases.

Types of back pain

Treatment for back pain depends on its cause and nature. Distinguish:

  • sharp pain;

  • nonspecific pain;

  • specific pain.

Acute pain lasts from several days to 6 months. If the problem lasts longer than 12 weeks, doctors call the pain chronic.

Back pain is called nonspecific if the cause cannot be determined. The doctor prescribes symptomatic treatment. It helps relieve pain. Often this problem is associated with poor posture and is solved with the help of physiotherapy.

Specific back pain can be caused by the development of a disease of the spine, trauma. Requires long-term multifaceted treatment. Physical therapy can help relieve the condition during periods of regression.

Since 2016 in Richmond VA RVA Physical Therapy And Sports Rehab center can help in complete recovery. To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact RVA Physical Therapy team by phone (804) 396 6753  or send email to

You can visit the therapy center at  2620 A Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238, USA.


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