Tired and Tight Muscles: Burning back pain can be the result of tired and tight muscles. Your muscles in the back tighten up if perhaps, you have sat for an extended period of time or maybe just did some heavy lifting. Sometimes relieving this type of back pain requires a hot compress placed on the back, in 15-minute intervals, at the point where it’s burning. Soaking in a hot bath may also help relieve the burning pain from the tight muscles.
Ruptured or Herniated Disk: People are prone to experiencing a ruptured or herniated disk as aging occurs. The nucleus of the disk may begin losing its fluid content, which causes it to become less firm and therefore becomes easily injured. A ruptured or herniated disk may be the cause of burning back pain–whether this is the result of poor lifting habits, a sports-related accident or the body’s aging. To prevent a ruptured or herniated disk, proper posture is needed.
Sciatica: Note whether the burning extends down your back to your legs, it might be sciatica. Sciatica comes from pressure on the main nerve down your back. Depending on your medical doctor, you might get an adjustment or take muscle relaxers to counteract the pain.
Diabetes: This can also be the cause of burning on the back and other areas. Diabetes causes damage to many different areas but one of them is nerve tissue. An increase in thirst, frequent trips to the bathroom, skin rashes or infections elsewhere, blurred vision, a weight gain or loss, poor healing, drowsiness or exhaustion, all of these may be related to the condition on your back. Seek medical attention and tell the doctor all the symptoms.
Kidney Infection: Kidney problems can produce burning back pain. A kidney infection begins when there is bacteria present in the urine. This can lead to a urinary tract infection, which rises into the urinary system and can result in a kidney infection. A person with a kidney infection can also experience painful urination, vomiting and even abdominal pain with the burning back pain.
Diseases and Conditions: Paresthesia may also be a symptom of burning back pain. If the burning pain slowly turns into a tingling or numbness, there may be some nerve damage to your back or some kind of injury. Consult your doctor at once so he can rule out any type of disease that relates to the nerves.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, a woman’s body dramatically changes. The added weight of the baby can add pressure on the back, causing a burning pain. Hormones can have a change of laxity with the joints during pregnancy. It may be harder for the body and back to adjust to the added weight, if the mother had already a poor posture before pregnancy.
Burning back pain during pregnancy can sometimes be relieved by strengthening the muscles through exercise. Ask your obstetrician he can recommend the proper exercise.
For recurring and severe back pains you must visit Advanced Spine and Pain Center. They are willing to address any of your concerns.