Acute or sub acute pain: this is back pain that has been present for up to 6 weeks. It can be sharp, with spasm, and constant.
Chronic pain: pain that has been present for more than 3 months. It is often dull, diffuse and intermittent.
The most common triggers for back pain are poor work posture, sports injury, pregnancy, being over weight, lack of movement, lifting injuries or having a trip or fall.
Back pain is often caused by mal-alignment of the spinal joints and pelvis, leading to muscle, tendon and ligament tension, and sprain.
If you have back pain that persists for more than a few days, weeks or months, and is not improving, then book in to see a practitioner for a consultation.