Back Pain Let’s Know And Manage

Some statistics show that 70-90% of all people experience back pain at least once in their lifetime.

Back pain is not only so common, but it is important to manage it well when you are healthy because it often gets worse with age.

Causes and symptoms of back pain

The most commonly experienced back pain occurs after waking up after sleeping, or after doing a bowing work or excessive force.

If the back is straight, there is usually a high possibility of lumbar sprain, and such acute back pain improves by 40-50% within 1 week and 90% within 6 weeks.

Intervertebral disc prolapse, commonly referred to as lumbar disc, is often accompanied by leg pain in a pulling or jerking manner, as the prolapsed disc stimulates the spinal nerve to the leg.

Spine stenosis is also accompanied by back pain and leg pain, especially when you walk for long periods of time to complain of a nervous disorder that improves when your legs pull and squat.

Often, the waist is not hurting at all, but it is thought that the leg is pulled or lowered, and that there is a problem with the leg.

Back pain is a degenerative disease. After acute back pain repeats, intervertebral disc prolapse occurs, and gradually degenerative changes in the spine progress, leading to spinal stenosis.

In addition to the above-mentioned cases, back pain may occur due to the posterior joint syndrome and degenerative disc disease. This can also be understood as a degenerative change caused by wear and tear while using the waist for a long time.

Diagnosis and treatment of back pain

Acute back pain often recovers spontaneously without special treatment. Therefore, it is not necessary to receive treatment or perform CT, MRI, etc. just because acute back pain has occurred.

However, if back pain persists for more than a month or becomes recurring and chronic, it may be a case that a structural problem has occurred in the back or a specialized treatment is needed.

In the case of acute back pain, taking anti-inflammatory drugs or receiving physical therapy may help reduce pain.

There is insufficient evidence that lumbar braces such as abdominal bands are helpful for recovery, and long-term wear can cause weakening of the lumbar muscles, so it is not recommended.

There are cases where you only have to lie down when you are in pain, but recently it is recommended that you do not lie down, but to do your daily life as long as you can.

In the case of chronic back pain, intervertebral disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis, etc., if the symptoms are severe, procedures such as nerve block or neuroplasty can be performed.

However, these procedures have the main purpose of alleviating pain, and do not allow protruding discs to be inserted or revert degenerative changes that have already occurred, and since there is a risk of complications during repeated procedures, they are selectively performed in severe pain.

If a procedure is needed, a detailed examination such as CT or MRI is performed to make an accurate diagnosis, and an appropriate procedure and location are determined. Surgical treatment may be considered if there is no sufficient improvement even after such conservative treatment.

Lifestyle improvement and back exercise

As mentioned earlier, back pain is a disease caused by wear and tear over a long period of time. That’s why it is most important to try not to damage your back any more.

Since the bending position can damage the lumbar disc by applying pressure to the lumbar disc, you should avoid squatting or working for a long time or lifting heavy things, and keep your back straight.

Also, avoiding the floor life and living in a chair will help you maintain a proper posture.

If you have to sit and work for a long time, get up in the middle and walk lightly, or move your waist to give your waist a break.

Appropriate exercise can also help improve chronic back pain and prevent recurrence.

I mainly do stabilization exercises to increase the endurance of the muscles around the waist, and you can find out how to do it by searching for’Health Strength Health Method’ on our hospital website.

Sit-ups that bend your back, riding a bike, or exercising excessive flexibility are not recommended.

If acute back pain or chronic low back pain is severe, it is difficult to actually exercise, and the pain does not improve immediately, so it is not necessary to exercise the lower back too much. After the pain has improved, exercise to prevent recurrence. Recommended.

When you must see a doctor

In most cases, back pain does not require emergency treatment.

However, if you have a problem with urinating, or if you have a dull sensation in your buttocks, or if your leg strength is clearly weakened, you may have severe spinal nerve damage.

In addition, if you have a fever or weight loss, or have a history of cancer or osteoporosis, even if you have pain that persists for more than 1 month or does not improve even after standing still, you may need to receive medical treatment because there is a possibility of cancer, infection, or fracture.

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Summary

Some statistics show that 70-90% of all people experience back pain at least once in their lifetime.

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