BACKACHE: TYPES, CAUSES AND TREATMENT

BACKACHE

It is derived from the word Back (Spine) and aches (perception of nociceptive stimuli). The commonest site of pain is the lower Lumber region and cervical region.


The back acts as a support and stabilizing system for your body. It is vulnerable to injury and strain, so back pain is not uncommon. The pain can vary in severity and type, from sharp and stabbing to dull and aching.

TYPES

✔Lower backache
✔Upper spinal aches (neck, shoulders, arm)

CAUSES

There are more than 20 causes of a backache. Visit your physician according to your history the cause of your backache would be identified.

TREATMENT


PHYSIOTHERAPY

✔Regular exercise
✔Avoiding sitting for a long period
✔Avoiding long travel in a sitting position
✔Avoiding pulling or lifting heavy objects
✔Lumbosacral belt-this helps by maintaining the spine steady and preventing its movement.

REST

Adequate rest to local part should be given as it would hasten the process of healing.

DRUGS

✔Analgesics/anti-inflammatory: these drugs are used to relieve pain in acute cases and inflammation.
✔Muscles relaxant: These drugs relieve the paraspinal muscle spasm which in turn relieves pain.

Your physician would prescribe the one which is best for you.

SURGERY

Consider Wide State Medicare for your spine surgery. Here is why:
✔Internationally accredited hospitals and doctors.
✔The cost is a fraction of what you would normally pay.
✔We work with very experienced doctors that in some cases have done several thousands of spine surgeries.
✔The materials used are top quality and thoroughly tested
✔The personal care of the doctors and nurses will exceed your expectations.
✔Your hospital room will remind you of a luxury hotel room.

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