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Lower Back Pain – What you need to know

Lower back pain is a condition that cause mild to severe pain occurring in the lower back. About 80% of adults experience pain in the lower back at some point in their lives.

One of the common causes of lower back pain is muscle strain often related to heavy physical labor, lifting, or exercise. Usually self-treatable, except for chronic or severe cases. Most cases are acute and short-term. It often affects people who are 65+ years old, but it is also common in men and women over 20 years.

Symptoms

Those suffering from lower back pain feel a stabbing and throbbing sensation in their lower backs, hips, and buttocks. This is sometimes followed by numbness and weakness.

Treatment

Most cases of lower back pain are acute and last only a few days. These cases can be treated at home and full recovery is usually expected in about a week. If the pain worsens or persists for more than a week, it is recommended to see a doctor or chiropractor.

Self-care:

  • Applying ice
  • Applying heat
  • Resting

Medications:
Painkillers are generally prescribed by doctors to treat lower back pain.
Specialists:
Seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor regularly will help alleviate the pain, strengthen the spine, and recover from the injury. The specialists on mfine care about finding solutions for your pain, no matter how minor they are. Our holistic treatment program has been customized with focus on your individual needs; check it out today.

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