There are many different types of back pain.The most commonly known names for these conditions are terms such as sciatica and lumbago.
Back pain can include pain in the upper, mid or lower back. It has been known to cause other conditions, in the shoulders and legs for example and this is called referred pain.
Several types of muscular pain in the back region, be it in the upper back, mid back or low back can also be referred to as back pain. This includes pain that radiates from the ribs or between the shoulder blades which can be most uncomfortable.
It is a broad term that is also used to explain and refer to disc problems, trapped nerves and slipped discs.
Anyone who has ever suffered from this type of pain knows how quickly you want the issue resolved. Regaining full movement and to be free of pain are of paramount importance.