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4 Reasons Your Back "Goes Out"

There are basically 4 reasons your back can "go out".

When someone's back "goes out," it typically refers to sudden and severe back pain that may be caused by a variety of factors such as muscle strain, ligament sprain, disc herniation, or spinal misalignment. The exact sensation can vary from person to person, but it often involves intense pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the affected area.

Here are most common reasons:

#1 Muscle strain: Overexertion, lifting heavy objects improperly, or sudden movements can strain the muscles in the back, leading to pain and discomfort.

#2 Ligament sprain: Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect bones to each other. Spraining a ligament in the back can cause significant pain and limited movement.

#3 Spinal misalignment: If the vertebrae in the spine are not properly aligned, it can lead to muscle tension, nerve compression, and pain.

#4 Disc herniation: The discs between the vertebrae of the spine can bulge or rupture, putting pressure on nearby nerves and causing sharp, shooting pain.

When someone experiences their back "going out," it's important to rest and avoid activities that exacerbate the pain. Applying ice is typically the best first course of action.

If the pain is severe or persists for more than a day or so, it's advisable to seek professional attention to receive appropriate treatment.

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