10 Surprising Reasons for Your Back Pain

Find out what might be causing your back aches and spasms.

10 Surprising Reasons for Your Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common forms of pain. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that about 80 percent of Americans have or will get back pain at least once in their lives. When you consider how the back is intertwined with various physical movements and affected by multiple systems in the body, it’s no wonder how prevalent back pain can be. Learn what can trigger those pins and needles, aches, spasms, and sensations and seek medical attention if your pain is long-lasting, intensifies, or doesn’t get better with general pain relievers. Get more healthy living tips by downloading the official Dr. Oz app!

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A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

An infection in your urinary system that’s untreated or goes unnoticed can travel upward in your body to your kidneys, causing inflammation, sharp pain, and pressure in your lower back. Reduce your risk of getting a UTI by staying hydrated and following these five steps from integrative doctor Dr. Tasneem Bhatia.

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