What is lower back pain?
Lower back pain occurs as a result of the trauma, or accident or it may develop due to the aging process of the spine, or simply poor posture or overuse. Commonly the cause of the back pain is mechanical secondary to a disc, joint, tendon, muscle or ligament. Back problems are the 5th most common health issue people face in the world. It may also refer to the lumbosacral region. A part of your back where the spine meets the pelvis and otherwise known as Sacro-iliac joint pain. This is one of the more common in pregnant women, but it can afflict anyone. Many suffer due to acute back pain, which lasts from few days to few weeks. Subacute back pain can last between 4 and 12 weeks while chronic is greater than 3 months. Be aware of these time frames and see your physical therapist or chiropractor ASAP.
Low back pain causes
Lot of conditions that can cause to back pain (article). Lot involve nerve compression that may generate the pain and other symptoms. Spinal disorder types such as trauma-related, and degenerative, means age-related. Some of the spinal problems are,
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You can easy pain at home
If you have recently injured your low back, few things you can follow
When to seek medical attention
Who is at risk for low back pain?
Most of the people get their first time in the age of 30’s. The odds of additional attacks increase with the age. Other reasons are
He or she must take tests to diagnose what is causing your problem. Unless you are mobilized from a back injury, your doctor probably test your range of motion, nerve function and press on the back to locate the discomfort area.
Urine and blood tests may have to be done, to make sure the pain is not caused by infection or other systematic problem. X-rays are always useful in knowing broken bones, or other skeletal defects. Analyze the soft tissue issue such as herniation, magnetic resonance imaging scans may have needed. X-rays and imaging studies are not indicated for first-time back pain that caused by overuse type injury and used for checking out ongoing pain, fever, weakness, numbness.
Treatments for chronic pain
It varies depending on the source and the type of pain. If the treatable source found, then underlying the process is treated. As well as reducing pain it improves the quality of life and increases the overall function. Treatments include several categories such as physical therapy, coping skills, medications, acupuncture and medical procedures, etc. Healthcare providers will tailor a program that addresses the patient’s needs.
Acute low back pain causes
It occurs due to a sudden injury to the ligaments and muscles that support the back. The main causes of pain are strained or spasm or tears in the muscles and ligaments. Common causes include:
Treatments for acute pain
Physical therapy modalities such as traction, ultrasound, mobilization, electrical stimulation and chiropractic manipulation can be required. A physical therapist offers more advice and educates on strategies for resuming activities, prevention of recurrence, conditioning, restoring motion and achieving a comfortable sleep. For people who suffer recurrent back pain, medication is necessary as well as a physical therapist supervised exercise program is advisable. Emphasis placed on optimizing trunk or “core” strength and thus improves general flexibility.
What to expect from physical therapy?
Initial evaluation is the first process, prepare yourself to be moved around a bit (wear comfortable clothes and make sure the lower back is accessible) You will be asked about your present problem and history Some questions will help us to understand the nature of the problem Measurements will be taken on your movement (range of strength and motion) It is important for you to be proactive in your treatment
What to expect from Bodhizone?
People suffering from acute and chronic back pain (article) are most welcome to our healthcare center. Our multidisciplinary approaches by skilled and licensed professionals treat you with care and support. Based on your back pain the treatment varies, some may need physical therapy and some people need chiropractic care. Our lead Osteopathic physician will help direct your path to wellness. Licensed therapists are well qualified in manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, manipulation of the spine, joints, Chinese medicine and tissues to get rid of back pain naturally without using any drugs.
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