Back pain is the second most common after the headache.

The occurrence of back pain is associated most often with diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Some problems with the internal organs can also give pain in the back.

The nature of the pain can be sharp, nagging, aching, strong, understated, shooting.

Experiencing pain in the back, the person may not always be able to move freely, to bend, to move.

This fact contributes to the moral and physical discomfort. Brings a lot of discomfort nagging pain in the back.

The causes and localization of pulling back pain

The spine

Nagging nagging back pain is most often localized in the lumbar or lower back. In some cases, aching may occur in the lateral region. Pain arising in the back part can be primary or secondary.

Primary occurs as a result of destructive changes of the vertebrae, intervertebral discs, defects of muscle and connective tissue. In the category of basic back chronic pain include damage to the body, sedentary lifestyle, age-related changes, excessive exercise.

Causes of secondary pain may be trauma, tumor, inflammation or other pathological process that occurs due to the kidneys, infections of the urinary tract, sexual dysfunction, heart disease, respiratory, intercostal neuralgia. Secondary pain occurs again, or it can occur systematically over a long period of time.

Nagging pain in the back depending on localization have different symptoms:

  • pulling sharp pain in the waist area, is characterized by backache in the leg or arm, most often indicates a spinal injury. Usually, this pain is individual: the first sensations of pain are usually mild in nature, then pain occurs more often, stronger, cover the whole lumbar region;
  • the deformation of the individual vertebrae, is characterized by pain, which is localized in the region is destructive to the development of the spine. This caused a nagging pain in the back in that Department, where it is not destructive development. The vertebrae can bulge and have unnatural work. The pain may spread to the lumbar;
  • growing shoot pain, aggravated by movement from one side of the spine, then the other can be a symptom of inflammation of the back muscles. Process (myositis) may be accompanied with swelling and redness of inflammation;
  • nagging pains that occur in the sacral region of the spine, characterized with the limitation, this affects the joints of the spine. The spine becomes shorter gradually, the pain and limitation of motor functions improved. These symptoms are characteristic of the disease spondylitis.

In addition to disabilities of the spine, bony tissues and muscles of the back, pain can cause disruption of the internal organs:

  • of the cardiovascular system. Nagging pain which occurs in the lower part of the back of the left side often may indicate a violation of the cardiovascular system. The most serious pain that may signal ischemia, the possible development of the condition before the heart attack happens in the chest, give them the shoulder blade back, left hand;
  • of the respiratory system. Pneumonia caused by drawing pains from the left side of the back. It happens because of damage of the lower part of the pleura.

Other diseases of the internal organs, can also cause pulling pain: inflammation of the pelvic organs, diseases of the ureter, bowel disorders, diseases of the kidney, internal genital organs, cancer, tumor processes.

In the course of pregnancy, because of the burden of the arms and squeezing the fruit to nearby organs and vessels often have a nagging pain in the lumbar region.

The consequences of pulling back pain


You need to understand when pain is a symptom of abnormal development of organs, muscles or the bony structures of the vertebrae. Especially is fraught with pain as a result of cancer. The appearance of the dragging pain, especially appear constantly, is the reason for going to the doctor.

Advantage need to identify why there is pain in the back. Eliminating the causes of pain in the back relieve nagging pain.

If you don't pull treat back pain, it can exacerbate the development of diseases, which leads to unpleasant sensations. In the case of a destructive development of the spine is possible the growth of bone tissue, disruption of the internal organs.

Inflammatory processes can damage the neighboring systems of the body. Any pain should be treated. With the emergence of a strong pain, long-term and constantly remind yourself, you need to avoid physical strain on your arms.

The elimination of pulling back pain

Nagging pain that occurs in the back, do not pass immediately upon the first visit to the doctor. Often complex treatment is a long process, especially if it involves the disruption of the structure of vertebrates, the cartilaginous tissues of the spine.

First aid

As first aid for pain in the back need to bring a reclining position. If there is a sharp pain in the back, you can try to stop the pain, then consult a doctor.

Injuries of the spine first aid consists of actions that can ease the condition:

  • you need to lie on a hard mattress;
  • on the site of the injury (in the absence of a violation of the skin) and make a pillow with ice for no more than ten minutes. This will relieve swelling, and to eliminate the muscle strain;
  • you can use the ice massage should be repeated several times a day.

Important! Damage to the spine can cause the development of pathological processes in the vertebrae, so after injury should consult a doctor. Self-manipulation if you experience back pain may not always be effective due to the incorrect determination of the causes of pain syndromes. When severe trauma in some cases you need to restrict the physical activities of the spine and cause medical.

If pain occurs systematically, disappear and appear again, as a trend can be attributed to the chronic. Only medical intervention can help to cure this kind of pain.



Usually, when a particularly sharp pulling pain there is a need to take painkillers. To reduce inflammation and to eliminate the acute and unbearable pain with the use of special ointments, gels, possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

These tools help to remove the pain for a while. As a rule, it is necessary the systematic use of this drug for pain. During this period, should refrain from any physical activity.

However, it should be understood that the elimination of pain is not suitable for the removal of the reasons for the withdrawal of the arms, the relief of pain drowns out the signal of the body to any injury in the body.

Surgical treatment

Causes dragging pain in the back is often eliminated with the use of medications, therapeutic exercises, massage and other means that do not require surgical intervention.

Cases when surgery is necessary, to be treated separately and be classified as a chronic pulling pain.

Indications for surgical intervention in systematically appearing or not passing a painful syndrome of the back are:

  • constant sharp pain in the back which did not pass because of the conservative treatment;
  • scoliosis of the spine (Junior progressive);
  • a herniated disc in the free form due to the compression of the vertebrae, radicular nerve endings;
  • swelling or hernia of the spine;
  • unstable development of the spine.

Most often, in diseases of the internal systems of the body, which leads in the three pain in the back, surgery is not needed: treatment is done with the use of the drug.

Folk remedies

The use of folk remedies is indicated for the relief of pain extends character in the result of inflammatory processes in the muscles and surface tissues of the back.

With the help of the plant ingredients and organic products can be prepared packs, which not only help to relax the back muscles, but can eliminate pain, reduce inflammation, relieve swelling:

  • compress with honey, blue clay and aloe will help relieve the pain when a herniated disk or degenerative disk diseases;
  • for sciatica helps clay with vinegar;
  • incense and apple cider vinegar — the removal of sharp pains;
  • the leaves and roots of horseradish will help to remove the sharp pulling pain;
  • mustard, stacked on a previously greased back honey will help to relieve pain and inflammation.

Traditional medicines help to stand up with unbearable back pain and is also effective for complex treatment. The use of traditional therapy, be sure to coordinate with your doctor.

Physical therapy


Physical therapy the most effective method of removing pain in the spine. Physiotherapy should be performed only as directed by your specialist as well as, in some cases, do not perform the exercises are not only intense, but also smooth quiet operation.

When pulling on back exercises is most commonly performed in the supine position.


  • flexion and extension of the legs;
  • raising the legs out to the sides;
  • the breeding of the knees;
  • exercises with roller.

Important! If the exercises cause pain, do not continue with their implementation. It is not necessary to exercise in spurts, or with sudden movements, such an arrangement will not lead to the result, and can only intensify the pain.

Massage and self-massage

Massage can also be assigned when the pulling of the arms. The inclusion of massage in the treatment is available only after the diagnosis of the disease, as well as in some cases, it is absolutely contraindicated:

  • tuberculosis;
  • in cases of cancer;
  • for high blood pressure;
  • in acute inflammatory processes.

Massage should be carried out by a qualified technician. It also may suggest methods of self-massage, which can be done independently at home in case of pain.

Thus, the nagging pain in the back can not occur alone: they are a sign of pathological processes in the spine, muscle tissues, internal organs of the body. Nagging pain can be temporary, and may occur in chronic advanced form.

Temporarily eliminate the absence of intolerable pain by use of medications, folk remedies, but to completely eliminate pain syndrome (solving of the reasons for it), you will have to contact your doctor. Using the methods of the diagnosis, the doctor will determine the origin of the pain.

Comprehensive treatment with medication, massage, physical therapy will help to cure the disease that leads to pain. In some cases, surgery. By eliminating the cause, the patient will get rid of the symptoms.