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Suffering from acute back pain? Know What To Do!

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Back pain can hinder everyday work and can make movements difficult.

8 out of 10 of people have back pain at some point in their life.

  • More common in the middle age group(30-40 years)
  • Susceptible to all genders
  • X-ray and CT scan of the spine required

The back pain could be due to injury, arthritis, ruptured disk, strain, poor posture, sleeping on a mattress that does not support the spine properly, smoking, or due to lifting heavy objects. An individual who lacks exercise and is obese is more likely to suffer from back pain. Excess weight puts unwanted stress on the back and could lead to lower back pain. This condition is also observed during pregnancy.

Symptoms:

  • A dull sensation in the lower back
  • Inability to stand without feeling pain
  • Stabbing pain radiating from the leg to the foot
  • Inability to flex the back
  • Decreased motion
  • Muscle ache
  • Pain worsens with bending
  • Increase in pain with reclining

Treatment:

Self-care:

  • Ice packs can help in relieving the pain
  • A warm compress can also help
  • Exercise and yoga to improve posture in which core muscles such as back and abdominal muscles are stretched and build strength over time should be considered
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Quit smoking

Medication:

Pain relievers such as Tylenol are an option.
Back pain can be relieved with anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen. Don't take Ibuprofen if you have kidney or stomach problem. Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine.

Specialist:

Talk to a specialist about exercises and other possible treatment methods.
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