Low Back Pain Rehabilitation

We all have, at some point in our lives, felt pain, whether it be in our low back pain, necks or legs. Pain is an uncomfortable aching sensation. Body aches are common. They can result from exercise or tiredness, but some pains can be a result of an underlying condition that can’t be ignored.

Pains can vary from mild to intense. Some pains are major and need to be addressed as soon as possible. The majority of the pain in the body is self-treatable and self-diagnosable. You don’t even need pain rehabilitation  in most cases.

There are many reasons why you feel pain in different areas of your body. Most of them are easily treatable and harmless.

Symptoms Of Low Back Pain

Some symptoms can come suddenly, and some of them gradually. Sometimes you feel pain when after a specific event, like bending to pick something, and sometimes you don’t even know what caused the pain. Some of the common symptoms of low back pain are mentioned below:

  • Stiffness: It may be difficult to move or straighten your back; it may also take a while to get up from a seated position.
  • Posture Problem: You may feel it hard to stand up straight because of back pain.
  • Muscle Contraction: Muscle contraction is yet another symptom, and it can cause extreme pain and it can make it really difficult to stand, walk, or move.

Symptoms That Require Urgent Care:

If back pain persists for more than 4-5 weeks, you should seek urgent care. Also, seek urgent care if you have back pain and:

  • High body temperature
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Swelling in your back

Types Of Body Pain:

  • Headache Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Post-Surgical Pain

There are many types of body pain, but the most common of all is low back pain. More than 3 million cases of this pain are being reported every year in the United States alone. The low back pain is also called the lumbar region. It is the area of the back that starts below your ribcage.

Common Causes Of Low Back Pain:

Before we go into the low back pain rehabilitation, we should know the common causes of it. Low back pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Low back pain affects the low portion of the spine. It can have many causes, like stretching the muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). The common causes of low back pain include:

  • Improper lifting
  • Sitting for a long time
  • Injury
  • Weakness
  • Strain or Sprain
  • Poor posture
  • Fracture
  • Arthritis

Who Is At Risk Of Low Back Pain?

  • Age: The first attack of low back pain typically occurs between 30-35 years of age, and the risk increases after 35.
  • Fitness: People who are not physically fit are more at risk than those who are physically fit.
  • Weight: Weight is also a major risk factor. Being overweight can put stress on your back and can lead to back pain.
  • Job: Your work can also put you at risk of low back pain, like heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling jobs.
  • Smoking: Smoking does not affect immediately, but it is also a risk factor.

Low Back Pain Treatment

In most cases, low back pain takes two to four weeks to get back to normal. There are many treatments for it; let us have a look at a few of them:

Resting

Most of the time, the pain goes away just by resting. Giving the body time to relax helps treat almost all types of body pains.

Home Remedies

You can try home remedies, too, like placing heated pads or ice pads on your back. You can use these to ease the pain of other body parts, too, and it is also helpful if you have mild pain.

Exercise

Exercising can also help you ease your pain if it is not extreme.

Medications

There are many pain-relieving medications that you can use; some of them are Paracetamol, Naproxen, iBuprofen, and Aspirin.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is one of the most effective ways of relieving back pain or any pain in general. It uses exercises and massage techniques to relieve the pain. In physical therapy, the therapist thoroughly examines your whole body and determines the root cause of the pain. It also treats a wide range of pain problems.

Surgery

If any of the above-mentioned methods don’t work, you can also go for surgery, but this is the last option if any of these don’t work.

RELATED HEALTH CONDITIONS

Muscle strain

A condition of stretching or tearing of a muscle or tissue.

Symptoms may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Muscle pain

Osteoporosis

A condition in which bones become weak.

Symptoms may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Asymptomatic
  • Bone fracture

Herniated disc

A condition that refers to a slipped disc between the spinal bones.

Symptoms may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Stiff neck
  • Pins and needles

We offer one of the USA’s best pain rehabilitation services. We also give physical therapy, pelvic therapyand orthopedic physical therapy.

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