Typically caused by wear and tear, herniated or slipped discs occur when the soft gel-like tissue of a disc bulges out and compresses the surrounding nerves, leading to pain and discomfort.
If you break a section of your spine due to a sudden force to your back or a fall, you may experience severe back pain. You can also develop a compression fracture in your spine if your bones become brittle or porous due to osteoporosis.
When the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support your spine become sprained, torn, or strained, it can lead to considerable back pain. An injury may occur due to a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury.
Degenerative Disc Disease
As you get older, the intervertebral discs that absorb shock between your spine’s vertebrae gradually shrink and tear. With less cushioning between the vertebrae, the bones may rub together, causing friction and pain.