Frequently Asked Questions on Back Pain

What areas of the back are affected by back pain?

Lower back pain may be linked to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdomen and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area. Upper back pain may be due to disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and spine inflammation.

What are the bad postural habits that may lead to back pains?

Back pain may occur due to bad postural habits such as Bending awkwardly, Pushing something, Pulling something, Carrying something, Lifting something, Standing for long periods, Bending down for long periods, Twisting, Coughing, Sneezing, Muscle tension, Over-stretching, Straining the neck forward, such as when driving or using a computer, Long driving sessions without a break, even when not hunched.

What are the main causes of back strains?
Back Strains can be because of:
  • Strained muscles
  • Strained ligaments
  • A muscle spasm
  • Lifting something improperly
  • Lifting something that is too heavy
  • The result of an abrupt and awkward movement
What are the structural problems that may result in back pain?

Structural problems that may result in back pain include ruptured disks, bulging disks, sciatica, arthritis, abdominal curvature of the spine, osteoporosis etc.

What are the risk factors of back pain?

Risk factors for back pain include:

  • A mentally stressful job Pregnancy - pregnant women are much more likely to get back pain 
  • A sedentary lifestyle 
  • Age
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender - more common among females than males
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Smoking 
  • Strenuous physical exercise (especially if not done properly)
  • Strenuous physical work
What are the products that may help relieve back aches?

HPFY offers a wide selection of Back supports, topical pain relieving gels, lumbar support cushions, hot and cold packs etc. that help in relieving back pain.