Arthritis is a condition caused by various factors that leads to the inflammation of joints. The condition is often characterized by redness, heat, swelling and pain in the affected region. Thus arthritis back pain is the inflammation of the joints of the back and generally affects the lower back.
The reason for this is because the lower back holds the most of your body’s weight thus even if something small affects that area such as problem with bones, ligaments, tendons or muscles it can cause excruciating pain for the person when they move, bend or even stand.
Causes of Arthritis Back Pain
There are various contributing factors that will lead to arthritis back pain. First and foremost is the inflammation of the joints, which cause the joints to swell. Then joint tissue damage may also result in pain whether the initial cause may be from diseases (from bacteria and viruses) or stressful conditions that pressurizes the joints resulting in injury. Fatigue, depression and other stresses will then further the pain if one does not exercise or participate in fewer activities due to the pain.
Types Of Arthritis
Currently there are more than 100 diseases or loss of normal body functions that may cause arthritis and many of them result in arthritis back pain. Some of the diseases are hereditary while others are caused by microorganisms and finally the rest are caused by the immune system, which is also known as autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system does not recognize the body as itself and will regard it as a foreign and hence initiate an immune response to that area of the body. One of the symptoms leading to arthritis.
Some of these diseases include:
Osteoarthritis, which is the erosion of cartilage resulting in pain of joints and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of joint linings pain, stiffness, swelling and joint damage.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that causes damage not only to the joints but other areas of the body as well including heart, kidney, lungs, skin and the brain.
Treating Arthritis Back Pain
Arthritis back pain can be managed with a routine arthritis pain management plan. Some of these methods are physical, others rely on the intake of medication and the most important one is living healthily.
Some treatments include massage, low impact sports, using padding to protect the joints, eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep. All these components should be able to help you deal with the arthritis in a much more effective manner.