The majority of the population suffers from some kind of a back pain. Regardless of gender, it affects more and more people. Unfortunately, due to the lifestyle and unhealthy ways of living, the patients with these problems are younger.
Lower back is the part of the back which, first of all, supports the upper part of our body. When we bend, twist, lift heavy things, it mostly affects our lower back. Thus, the causes of the pain can be various.
First, it is important to make a difference between the acute and chronic lower back pain in the right side. The acute lower back pain is usually sudden and sharp, but it does not last long, and in most of the cases, it disappears by itself, and without any special treatment. Chronic lower back pain is usually different, it is dull, and it does not disappear easily or within a short time. It causes much more serious problems (and sometimes even consequences) than the acute pain, so serious, that there are situations when people practically cannot do anything. Sometimes it can develop from the acute lower back pain.
The causes of lower back pain on the right side are various. Whether the pain is acute or chronic, injuries are the most frequent causes. They include injuries of any kind, but which are related to back muscles, joints, or ligaments. They can occur when we lift heavy objects, in accidents, or even during some sports activities. Conditions such as sciatica, spondylosis, osteoporosis and ruptured disc also have pain in the lower back on the right side as one of the common symptoms. Improper posture is the cause to which much more attention should be paid, because the number of children with improper posture is becoming higher every year. This is why it is useful to make them interested in some kind of sports activities. Kidney stones or kidney infections may also cause pain in this part of the back. Fractures and traumas can as well be the causes of the pain in the lower back on the right side.
As we have already said, the treatment of the pain in the lower part of the back depends on the seriousness of the cause, because the acute pain usually does not demand any medical attention, and pain killers are used even without a prescription. But, if a person suffers from chronic back pain, it usually indicates a bit more serious condition, and the doctor should be consulted as soon as possible in order to get the right diagnosis. Physical therapy and exercises will probably be suggested, and pain killers will probably be unavoidable.
It is a fact that people do not pay too much attention to their back, and only after they feel the pain they become aware of that fact. Whoever felt any kind of a back pain even for once, he or she probably pays much more attention to precautionary measures which can be taken in order to avoid this pain.