Back pain isn't something that we haven't heard about in our day-to-day life. This form of pain is quite prevalent amongst people of all ages. Often people fall sick, miss work, and attend doctor's clinics. This pain can be uncontrollable, deteriorating, and quite uncomfortable. Back pain occurs due to the wear and tear of muscles with age. It can also happen due to a sudden movement straining the muscles.
Common forms of back pain
As people get older, lower back pain increases, resulting from an occupation or a degenerative disease. Lower back pain could be connected to the lumbar spine, the discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine, the spinal cord and its nerves, skin around the lumbar area, lower back muscles, and pelvic and abdominal internal organs. Pain in the upper back could result from disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and spine inflammation.
Causes of back pain
There could be a few causes for back pain, like structural problems, including arthritis or ruptured discs, poor body posture, sleeping disorders, infection in the spine, or osteoporosis. Some symptoms of back pain are :-
- An unexplained sudden weight loss
- Bowel issues triggered by the pain
- Persistent back pain even after proper rest.
- If the person is having fever
- Inflammation or swelling on the back
- Pain spreading to your hips and legs
- Feeling weakness in legs and arms.
- Difficulty in urinating
- Numbness around genitals
- Numbness around the buttocks
Testing for back pain
A doctor can only diagnose your back pain once he knows your symptoms. If the symptoms mentioned above are persistent, the doctor will order several tests like an X-ray, MRI or CT scan, bone scans, and electromyography (EMG). This would make it easy for the doctor to perform your physical examination. There are a few other diagnoses, like consulting a chiropractor, an osteopath, or a physical therapist.
Back pain can usually be cured with rest and home remedies, while sometimes, medical treatment is necessary. Some home treatments like over-the-counter (OTC), pain relief medication and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen could help relieve the patient's discomfort. A prominent treatment at home would be proper rest, but moving around will ease stiffness, reduce pain and prevent muscle weakening.
Medical treatment could be used if home treatments are of little or no help. Physical therapy, several medications, traction, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could be helpful when the back pain is chronic.
Modern therapies, including the services of an osteopath, a chiropractor, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, and Yoga, have also proved to be a relief In the treatment of back pain.
The Center for Wellness and Pain Care of Las Vegas is the best option in Henderson that you can choose for proper treatment and healthy recovery. The recovery rate of patients from back pain is quite positive as it mainly involves building strength using body weight, boosting the heart health without straining the back, healthcare from our professionals, and a good exercise program which includes two different types of exercises-: core training exercises and flexibility training activities, along with a proper diet program, decreasing consumption of intoxications like cigarettes, maintaining body weight and improving body posture while sitting and standing and much more. These activities are adequately managed and carried out by our back specialists and doctors, which helps in a quick and comfortable treatment.