Welcome to Back Pain Off Tips Blog.
Back pain can have many underlying reasons, but often no specific
cause will be found and the pain will stop.
It is a prevalent problem among Americans. In fact, statistics
from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reveal that at
least *31 million Americans experience **lower back pain*
Low Back Pain *Causes*
Back pain is a symptom. Common causes of back pain involve disease or
injury to the muscles, bones, and/or nerves of the spine.
Pain arising from abnormalities of organs within the abdomen, pelvis,
or chest may also be felt in the back. This is called referred pain.
Low Back Pain Symptoms
Pain in lower part of the back is the primary symptom of low back pain.
* The pain may radiate down the front, side, or back of your leg, or
it may be confined to the low back.
* The pain may become worse with activity.
* Occasionally, the pain may be worse at night or with prolonged
sitting such as on a long car trip.
* You may have numbness or weakness in the part of the leg that
receives its nerve supply from a compressed nerve.
The ACA report also says that:
* One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain
symptoms each year.
* Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In
fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the
doctor’s office (next to upper-respiratory infections).
* As many as 75 to 85 percent of the population will experience a
back problem at some time in their lives. In most cases, this
pain is mechanical in nature – it is /NOT caused by /a serious
medical condition, such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.
What is the treatment for low back pain?
the treatment very much depends on the precise cause of the low back pain.
Moreover, each patient must be individually evaluated and managed in the context
of the underlying background health status and activity level.
Are there home remedies for low back pain?
Home remedies for low back pain include cold pack and heat applications,
topical analgesic balms, avoiding reinjury, eliminating heavy lifting,
and taking over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol),
naproxen (Aleve), and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
Which health-care specialties treat low back pain?
Physician specialties that evaluate and treat low back pain range from generalists
to subspecialists.These specialties include emergency-medicine physicians,
general medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, gynecology, spine surgeons
(orthopaedics and neurosurgery), rheumatology, pain management, and physiatry.
Other health-care providers for low back pain include physical therapists,
chiropractors, massage therapists, psychologists, and acupuncturists.
I hope you will find this blog useful.