Low Back Pain
Back pain is associated with pain and disability and the important pathogenic role of inflammation. For most people with back pain, a specific cause can’t be found. However, the most common cause of low back pain is muscle or ligament strains. If back pain comes on suddenly, it’s usually a sign of a muscle tear, sprained ligament, or disc problem. A slipped disc occurs when pressure on a disc causes it to bulge or rupture, pushing cartilage sideways. The cartilage presses on the spinal cord nerves, causing intense pain. Many conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, ankylosing spondylitis, and spinal stenosis can cause back pain. Near infrared light therapy has shown significant anti-inflammatory effects and better improvement in low back pain.