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Burning pain in back

This sort of pain does not occur as often as other back pains and is treated quite easily.

What causes burning back pain?

Tiredness and tightness of some muscles of the back are the things that cause burning back pain. Actually, it has been proven that there is a mechanism which causes chronic muscle tightness.
Muscles tend to tighten when they get tired. A strain of the back muscles causes them to tire, tighten and, in the end, burn. This can be compared to the reaction that happens to thigh muscles when a person sits with his or her back against the wall, back being straight and knees bent. Eventually, thigh muscles will quiver and shake because they are tired. After that they will burn. The exact same mechanism is in play with burning back pain.
There are four causes of back pain. The first two are tight and weak muscles. After them, come poor joint movement and pelvic imbalance. The muscles are made to work harder if a person's joints fail to move properly. The same problem occurs when a person's pelvis twists and distorts. Because they work harder, eventually they will tire and at that time the burning sensation occurs.

Other causes

Tired and tight muscles
Sitting for a long period of time can cause burning back pain. Lifting heavy objects can cause muscles to tighten as well. A hot compress put directly on the back can ease the pain. It should be left there for 15 minutes, several times per day.

Diseases and conditions
If the pain becomes a tingling sensation or numbness, a person should consult a doctor because there may be some nerve damage. This should be done in order to rule out the nerve-related diseases like diabetes or multiple sclerosis and parasthesia.

Kidney infection
A problem with these organs can invoke a pain in the back. If the kidneys are infected, a person can feel burning back pain along with the abdominal pain as well.

Ruptured or herniated disc
This particular problem comes with aging. There is less and less fluid in the nucleus of the disc and that may lead to the disc being less strong and more injury prone. In that case, burning back pain occurs.

Pregnancy
More weight means more pressure on the back. Bad posture before the pregnancy will mean even more back pain. However, there are exercises that can help.

Ways to ease burning back pain


In order to ease the pain in the back for a longer period of time, a person must focus on all the factors that are causing it. Joints must move freely and the tight muscles must be relaxed. The nerve and the blood supply must be stimulated to the muscles that are not so strong. The pelvis should be rebalanced as well.
In order to ease the pain straight away, the muscle stimulation is probably the easiest thing to do.

What is the best approach to get lasting relief for burning back pain?


Both symptoms and the cause must be removed and that is probably the most important thing. A person must first discover which spinal imbalances are there. After that, he or she should attack the problem. Acupressure and anti-inflammatory measures are only two of the ways that can be used in a case such as this one.

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