WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LOW BACK PAIN
(SUMMARY FROM DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER JUNE 18, 2019. PG 28)





WHAT IS LOW BACK PAIN?
Low back pain is any pain one experiences at the back all the way from the rib bone down to where the buttocks connect with the thighs (Dr. Mohammed Lawal)

 TYPES OF LOW BACK PAIN 
1. Specific- 20%
2. Nonspecific-80% (Mechanical back pain)

 CAUSES OF SPECIFIC BACK PAIN
a. Cancer 
b. Trauma from accidents
c. Injuries and infections with tuberculosis of the spine which is the commonest. 
d. Vertebral Osteomyelitis-infection of the bone at the lower back
e. Discitis- infection of the disc

 CAUSES OF NONSPECIFIC BACK PAIN (MECHANICAL) 
a. Sitting for too long in the Office
b. Lying down on mattresses that deforms your back while sleeping
c. Using vibrating instruments at work
d. Too much sexual activity (still under deliberation by some scholars)

 SYMPTOMS OF LOW BACK PAIN
1. Feeling of Pain, Heaviness, dragging or discomfort at the lower back
2. Inability to walk or stand in the morning

 LOWER BACK PAIN CAN CAUSE 
1. Impotence 
2. Weight loss
3. If the lower back has affected the legs so much, the patient can suffer from urinary incontinence-inability to hold urine.
4. Cancer
5. Paralysis

 TREATMENTS 
Various treatments for low back pain vary depending on the cause. Here are some treatments:
1. Drugs
2. Physiotherapy
3. Surgery


Comments

  1. ...and I've been having low back pain for about a week now ooo.

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    1. I hope the information is helpful... Pls, take the necessary steps for your welfare.

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  2. Hope you write another one very soon as this one was very impactful. Best Physiotherapy clinic in south delhi

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Working on another impactful piece.

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