Men and women, equally suffer from an excruciating lower back pain at least a few dozen times in their lives. In order to understand what causes lower back pain, you must first understand what the lower back is comprised of. Lower back consists of tendons, muscles, soft tissues, high-sensitive nerve roots, complex joints, small joints and spinal discs. Any kind of irritation, friction of rupture of any of these parts of the body causes lower back pain. This can be chronic or malignant, depending upon the source of pain. As aforementioned, everyone gets lower back pain a few dozen times in their life, although their symptoms and causes differ in drastic levels.

Symptoms Of Lower Back Pain Include

  1. Stabbing/ shooting pain
  2. Inability to stand up or sit down
  3. Inability in walking
  4. Soreness when touched
  5. Fever or chills
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Frequent bowel movements
  8. Weakness in the legs
  9. Pain during cough and urination
  10. Loss of control of the bladder

Cause of Lower Back Pain

  1. Disc tear
  2. Vertebral Fracture
  3. Scoliosis
  4. Spinal Stenosis
  5. Diabetes
  6. Pinched Nerve
  7. Weight-lifting
  8. Pelvic Infammatory Disease (PLD)
  9. Herniated disc
  10. Kidney Stones
  11. Sciatica
  12. Prostatitis
  13. PMS
  14. Spinal Cord Abscess
  15. Endometriosis
  16. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  17. Abortion
  18. Bone cancer
  19. Sprains
  20. Kyphosis

Treatment Methods For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be, caused by many benign or malignant reasons. The first thing to do when you realise that you have chronic back pain is to consult a doctor of the orthopaedic section. After due diagnosis with the help of X-rays, imaging scans and tests, the doctor will recommend the necessary treatment option that is right for you.

Some of the treatment options for lower back pain are:

  1. Medicines: codeine, diazepam, ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac;
  2. Hot Bath: to ease the pain, continuous hot baths and steam baths are prescribed;
  3. Exercise: this is structured exercise which is supervised and dictated b a professional for up to 12 weeks;
  4. Massage and Manual therapy:  this done through spinal mobilisation and spinal manipulation through a long course of massages;
  5. Acupuncture Course: this controversial mode of treatment is not recommended in allopathic school of medicine and its effectiveness is arguable;

Most of the back pain are non-specific and disappear within a week or too, but if you back pain is consistent and shows the symptoms mentioned in list (2-10) then, you must seek the professional observation and prescription of a orthopaedic physician immediately. The best way to prevent lower back pain is through consistent fitness exercises. However, take care to avoid all activities of heavy weight lifting while you exercise!


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