Though anyone can experience lower back pain, it is those between the ages of 30 to 60 years old that are at a higher risk of experiencing back pain caused by a strain on the back muscles inside disc spaces. This article, we will address some symptoms and causes of lower back pain in young adults.
Lower Back Pain in Young Adults
Lumbar pain usually starts after lifting heavy objects, sudden movement, not sitting upright or sitting on a seat without a lumbar pillow or any other activity that affects your back. This pain is usually caused by a strain on the back muscles that causes ligaments or muscles to develop microscopic tears or stretch. Its symptoms include:
– Muscle spasms that can be severe in some cases.
– Achy and dull pain.
– Pain that moves around to the upper thigh, groin, or buttock. This pain can travel below the knee in very rare cases.
– Soreness of the lower back area when touched.
– Difficulty in locomotion. This difficulty can be so severe in some case to a point where standing or walking is impossible.
Sciatica is a type of lower back pain that travels from the lumbar region to the buttock, leg, and foot. It is usually caused by lumbar herniated disc, isthmic spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and a host of many other conditions. Its symptoms include:
– Pain that is felt on one side of the leg, foot or buttock.
– Ongoing pain rather than flaring pain.
– This pain is severe unlike the dull or aching pain usually experienced in lower back pain.
– The pain in the lower back is less severe than the one felt in the leg and foot.
– In some cases, one may have difficulty in moving the leg or foot, and may also experience numbness or weakness.
There are many more causes of lower back pain in young adults. If you have any of these symptoms, please visit your doctor for further examination and treatment.