Back pain in older adults is typically caused by a few common causes and is treated and prevented through various methods.
Lower Back Pain
Low back pain can be referred to the buttock, thigh, leg, and/or foot. The pain is usually sharp and travels along the spinal nerve.
Lower back muscle strain symptoms include localized pain, muscle stiffness, and limited movements.
Low back pain symptoms encompass dull, aching pain, sciatica, posture-related symptoms, relief based on position, and morning stiffness.
Left back pain from internal organs may involve the kidney, pancreas, colon, and uterus requiring medical evaluation for diagnosis and treatment.
Left-sided back pain may be due to heightened nerve sensitivity from a herniated disc or facet joint, leading to localized discomfort.
Organ pain on the right side of the back or body may occur from problems in the kidney, colon, appendix, uterus, or liver.
A spinal disc or facet joint may cause the nerves on the right side of the back to become more sensitive, localizing pain in this area.