Back pain is a common concern affecting many of us at some point in our life. However back pain is not a specific disease it is a symptom that may occur from a variety of different processes. In many of the cases no specific reason of back pain can be identified.
What may be the cause?
Common causes of back pain involve diseases and injuries of nearby organs or tissues. Abnormalities of organs within the abdomen, pelvis, or chest may also be felt in the back. Back pain can also be caused due to kidney, bladder and pelvic infections. More common cause of back pain is strained muscles which occur with incorrect lifting of objects and sudden movements. When lifting, it’s the way you lift that is most important, not just the weight you are lifting so try to lift things properly to avoid back pain. Osteoporosis (loss of bone density and thinning of bone) can also be the reason of back pain.
How to treat?
Since there are so many reasons of back pain so while treating the pain one should keep the reason in your head. Your doctor can find the reason while examining your back. While doing the self-medication, the back pain treatments you can use includes back exercises and stretches which helps to reduce the intensity of pain. Back pain treatment also includes the use of hot and cold packs, hot water bottle placed in affected area can helps ease the pain or some people find cold packs more comfortable. One can also use painkillers; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) as back pain treatment. Bed rest can help an acute back strain or injury. But it is not true that you should stay in bed. Sometimes remaining immobile in bed can actually make back pain worse. One of the most important things is to keep moving or to stay active to reduce back pain. One of the advanced back pain treatments includes Radiofrequency Discal Nucleoplasty which utilizes a radio frequency probe to disintegrate a small portion of the central disc material. The result of this is partial decompression of the disc, which may help relieve pain caused by bulging discs pressing on nearby spinal nerve roots. Electrical stimulation can also use for the treatment of back pain. Most commonly using electrical stimulation treatment is TENS; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. In this treatment a small, battery-operated device delivers low-voltage electrical current through the skin. The electricity stimulates nerves in the affected area and sends signals to the brain that “scramble” normal pain perception. Nerve blocks are also used for back pain treatment, group of nerves that causes a pain of specific organ or tissue can be blocked by injection of medication into the specific area of the body. There are so many back pain treatments procedures, its depends on the cause and severity of the pain that which procedure is required for treatment.
Pain management institute is helping people to cure acute and chronic long term pain to resume a normal life style. PMI has provided many treatments like stem cell therapy.
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