What You Should Know About Back and Lower Back Pain
Back and lower back pain are increasingly becoming an accompanying symptom in people in their 30s. Many patients take no action until the pain becomes unbearable. Of course, you can use the medications in Pain Medicine. Or you can try to figure out the problem and solve it.
In most cases, back pain is not caused by serious illness, but by lifestyle. If you sit for a long time at the workplace or your activity is associated with stress - this causes tension in the muscles of the back. In turn, back muscle tension causes pain in the back of the head, shoulders and lower back. This painful tension can be so severe that the patient has difficulty getting out of bed.
Another cause of pain is improper or uncomfortable posture in the driver's seat. Also, pain can occur due to improperly arranged sleeping arrangements (such as a squished mattress) and a sedentary lifestyle.
The spine is strong not only because of strong bones, healthy intervertebral discs and well-tensioned elastic ligaments, but also because of strong back and abdominal muscles. And if these muscles have become "flimsy" as a result of hypodynamic, do not carry the normal load, are in constant tension, it is unlikely to avoid lower back pain.
In what cases should you consult a doctor
1. In case of loss or impairment of sensation and in case of limitation of movements or weakening of other functions (e.g. urinary incontinence);
2. If there are constant recurrences of back pain.
What your doctor may ask me about
- Has there been a spinal injury? How long ago, if the answer is yes.
- Do you suffer from diseases of the nervous system?
- Since when did the pain start?
- What do you do professionally?
- Have you had any inflammation in your back? If so, how did you handle it?
- Have you been anesthetized near the spinal canal?
- Are you experiencing pain on one or both sides?
- Does the pain diminish with movement?
What you should ask your doctor about
In your consultation with your doctor, mark the following questions for yourself in your diary to ask:
- What is the cause of my illness?
- How can you help me?
- How long can this go on?
- Will the illness progress?
- Will surgery help?
- Will I have to get used to my back pain?
Causes of sacroiliac pain (selectively)
- The most common cause is an inappropriate lifestyle;
- bad posture;
- osteochondrosis of the spine;
- arthrosis of the spine;
- disc herniation;
- osteoporosis of the spine;
- Bechterew's disease;
- rare forms of spondylarthritis;
- Paget's disease;
- infection in the spine;
- tumors in the spine;
- vertebral fracture with spinal dislocation;
- rheumatic soft tissue disease (muscle pain);
- diseases in the abdomen, pelvis, and chest area;
- hemorrhage in the abdominal cavity;
- inflammation of the pancreas;
- kidney and gallstones;
- other diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract;
- gastric or duodenal ulcer;
- myocardial infarction;
- gynecological diseases;
- tumors in the abdomen and pelvis;
Examination and treatment of low back pain
Depending on the findings from the history and visual examination, blood tests, ultrasound, x-rays, and gynecological orthopedic, neurological, urological, or therapeutic examinations are performed.
In acute lumbosacral pain caused by a poor lifestyle, injections of painkillers and anti-inflammatories may be necessary. Sometimes the problem of painful muscle tension can be solved with a massage. Local heat treatment wraps using therapeutic mud from hot springs can also help alleviate pain. Some patients prefer cold and ice compresses on the sore spot.
A stable cure is facilitated by an active lifestyle and compulsory regular exercise to strengthen muscles, stretch shortened ligaments and tendons, and relax tense muscles.
What kind of physical activity is good for back and lower back pain?
Not every sport is suitable for back pain. For example, downhill skiing on an icy bumpy trail is not the best option. Tennis or squash are also not the best sports. The most favorable sports are swimming and oriental gymnastics - yoga.
Gentle and smooth movements in yoga help to relieve stress and at the same time gradually strengthen the muscles.
If lower back pain is caused by diseases of other organs and systems, it is not back pain that is eliminated, but the cause that caused it, i.e. the disease.
Therapeutic measures for acute and chronic lumbosacral pains
- Non-steroidal antirheumatic drugs - analgesic drugs
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Muscle relaxants (in our online Mexican pharmacy you can find these under Muscle Relaxers)
- Warming or cooling compresses
- Electrical stimulation
- Neural therapy
It is possible that at the first stage of treatment medications will help to reduce pain, but a complete treatment supposes the use of several methods at the same time. This approach will provide the fastest treatment and a stable result.
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