The low back supports the weight of the upper body and provides mobility for everyday motions such as bending and twisting. Muscles in the low back are responsible for flexing and rotating the hips while walking, as well as supporting the spinal column. Nerves in the low back supply sensation and power the muscles in the pelvis, legs, and feet.The low back thus is a remarkable structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. However, this complex structure also leaves the low back susceptible to injury and pain. Low back pain is of two types, which are slightly different from each other. This article will discuss the differences between the two.

The Two Types of Low Back Pain

  1. Acute Low Back Pain: Acute low back pain is usually experienced for six weeks and sometimes even fewer. It feels like a severe, sharp pain or sometimes like a dull ache. The pain results normally due to an injury or trauma, although most cases have no certain cause. Acute pain can also be the result of a spine disorders like ankylosing spondylitis or herniated disc. Symptoms include limited spinal flexibility as well as limited range of motion, and the inability to stand straight.People suffering with acute low back pain usually reduce or even avoid activities due to the fear that their pain will increase, or the injury will get worse. Such people can be unable to work, they are less productive, and their pain may even interfere with their sleep. Even normal daily tasks become a challenge because of the limited range of spinal movement and pain.
  2. Chronic Low Back Pain: Chronic low back pain feels like a deep, dull or burning pain that usually lasts longer than 3 months. The pain occurs in the low back and can travel down the legs. Patientswith chronic low back pain find it gets worse while sitting too long in one position, driving, spending long periods bending over, lifting, bending or pulling, or even remaining idle.Not exercising regularly (even moderately) tends to aggravate the pain, thus moderate exercise is usually advised by spine physicians and low back pain doctors.

Physiotherapy is said to benefit in low back pain of both sorts. Delhi is the best place for low back pain treatment, as there are leading physiotherapy centres in Delhi, some of which located in or adjacent to the best spine centres in Delhi.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Gaurav Gautam, I am Graduate in English (Hons) from Delhi University. I am professional content writer but I am very enthusiastic for health & fitness industry. Above article is about Acute Low Back Pain VS Chronic Low Back Pain.