What is back pain?

Dr. Jwalant Mehta here in the video is discussing about back pain in the general population, it is a very common occurrence. Back pain is sometimes linked with a degenerative condition or a maybe even a muscle spasm. Back pain is not always chronic and does not necessarily mean you have to worry about it!

Back pains not always signify something serious.

Back pain is highly dependent on the lifestyles we lead today or sometimes can be because of some structural factors or deformities which call for an intervention from a physiotherapist or a good spinal surgeon like Dr. Jwalant Mehta.

The human back is made up of complex structures-of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones. All these elements work together to support the body and enable us to move around and function efficiently.

The segments of the spine are supported with cartilage-like pads which are called disks.

Any issue with any of these components may lead to back pain. In a few cases of back pain, its cause cannot be found and remains undiagnosed.

Spinal problem can also result from strain in the back, medical conditions, and poor posture, among others things. Back pain can also be because of structural deformities in the spine.

Most kind of back pain usually improves gradually with home treatment, rest and self-care, mostly within a few weeks. If you do not experience relief within this time consult a good doctor.

In some cases, back pain can also be signal of a serious medical problem. You should seek immediate medical attention if it:

  • • Causes fresh bowel or bladder problems
  • • Is followed by fever
  • • Happens because of a fall, a blow to your back or some other form of injury.

Consult Dr. Jwalant Mehta for an expert opinion on spinal problems. You should also not take it lightly if you begin experiencing back pain for the first time after the age of 50, or if you have had a history of cancer, osteoporosis, or excessive drug or alcohol use.


Here’s our consultant Spinal Surgeon, Mr. Jwalant S Mehta explaining about – “What is back pain?”

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Jwalant Mehta, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Bromsgrove Knee Clinic, answers on “What is back pain?”