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Everything you need to know about your chronic lower back pain

About


Chronic lower back pain refers to a persistent ache or and pain in the lower back, hip, and buttocks.


In a 2010 study in the U.S. lower back pain was ranked the third most burdensome health condition. [1]


- It is very common in both men and women
- It should be treated by a medical professional



Most lower back pain is because of injury, either muscle sprain or strain due to sudden movement or poor posture while lifting heavy objects. It can also be due to a bulging or herniated disc or other spinal conditions such as scoliosis and spinal arthritis.


Ages affected - More likely to occur in ages 30-50


Symptoms


The most common symptom is severe pain in the lower back and hips. The more severe and debilitating the pain is , the sooner you should consult a doctor.


People experience:
- Lack of bowel control
- Weakness
- Fever
- Weight loss


Treatment


If the pain becomes debilitating or worsens over time, see a doctor immediately. Depending on the cause what and in the case of an emergency, you may need to undergo surgery.


Self-care:
- Warm bath
- Massage
- Sleeping and resting on your side
- Applying heat to lower back


Medication:
- Painkillers and antidepressants can be taken on doctors prescription


Specialists:
Seeing a physical therapist or chiropractor regularly will help alleviate pain, strengthen the spine and heal the damaged muscles and nerves. Acupuncture is also very effective in reducing pain and increasing mobility. At mfine, we understand that even small pain can disrupt our life. We want you to lead a healthy and pain-free life. Our holistic treatment program has been created with you in mind. "

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