Mechanical back pain normally affects the lower back that spreads the pain to the thighs and buttocks. It is very common and people suffering from this pain recover fast with some simple treatments.


People who have this pain get spasms and pain that radiates to the thighs and pelvis. Those who suffer from this condition experience more symptoms when they lift heavy objects and while flexing their back.

Causes Of Mechanical Back Pain

Some of the common causes are listed down below.

  • Neck or back strain or sprain
  • VCF or Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis or LSS


It is diagnosed after your doctor performs a physical examination and looks at your medical history so as to detect the cause of your back pain. In case your symptoms indicate a pinched nerve, an infection, or a malignancy, no additional tests will be required. However, sometimes, MRI, CT scan, x-rays, and blood tests may be done.

If you have any trouble lifting heavy objects or while moving your back, you may have mechanical back pain. The complications vary according to the specific etiology. However, it can cause other side effects as well as disability.

Treatment of Mechanical Back Pain

You need bed rest, heat and ice application and physical therapy for treating mechanical back pain.

How it can be prevented?

  • Exercise regularly
  • Make your muscles flexible and strong
  • Give up smoking
  • Regulate your weight


You can contact a back pain specialist in Pune by reaching out to Dr. Vikram Rajguru of the Prolotherapy clinic at Hadapsar and Pimple Saudagar in Pune.

He is one of India’s first Interventional Regenerative Orthopedic and OrthoBiologic surgeons. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the nation that is both an Orthopedic Surgeon and an expert in the field of Interventional Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

The Prolotherapy Clinic (PTC®) was founded by Dr. Vikram Rajguru as a response to the shortcomings so evident in traditional medicine, which largely places a premium on high patient turnover while neglecting long-term health care. It is India’s first clinic dedicated to practicing regenerative procedures like Prolotherapy in an Orthopedic clinical setting.