what is causing my upper back pain

(Last Updated: Jan 16, 2008)


Backache is an ailment which is normally associated with a sedentary lifestyle or hazardous work pattern. Most jobs these days involve sitting for long hours and working on the desk top. An upper back pain is normally a result of such work pattern. In the case of psychological conditions due to emotional stress, occasional attacks of muscle spasms may also result in backache. The main causes of backache are joint strain, poor posture, muscular tension, and lack of nutrition in the diet. Chronic illnesses like prostrate or kidney problem, influenza and arthritis may also cause backache.

Following are the most common reasons for a back pain:

  • Incorrect posture like slouching
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Bending too much
  • Any kind of strain that is exerted on the back
  • Exerting too much by working a lot without proper rest to the back
  • A kind of neck sprain or strain known as whiplash
  • Osteoporosis
  • If the spinal disc is affected by any disease
  • If the spinal disc is ruptured
  • Upper back pain also signals a heart disease
  • Injuries to the back
  • A certain level of kidney dysfunction.
  • Lack of exercise
  • If you wear high heels on a regular basis

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