Back Pain

It is said that lower back pain is the most common health complaint in the U.S.  And right now, I have some of my own which is REALLY a rare thing for me.  I had the carpet in my house steam cleaned last Thursday which meant I moved almost every stick of furniture in my house Thursday morning – and when I woke up on Friday, I knew I had done something bad to my back.  Right side.  Right above my hip.  Some Advil and a hot pack and I was ready to move the furniture back but I’ve had ongoing pain and tightness all week.

According to Google:

Low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, fracture, ruptured disk, or arthritis.
Often, the only symptom is pain in the lower back.
Most low back pain goes away on its own in two to four weeks. Physical therapy and pain relievers can help. A few cases may require surgery.
Ages affected:
Very rare
Very common
Very common
Very common
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources: Mayo Clinic and others.
So I think I’m going to live!  Want to know more about back pain?  Here are a few great resources: