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2018-06-14

Is it the growl of your back pain or punch?

The growl of low back pain is often more excruciating than its punch. The pain most of the times make it worse than it actually is

MRI and X-ray for lower back pain and astonishingly deceptive, because conditions such as bulging disc is  not that harmful and most of the back pain is relieved on its own. Muscle spasms are very common and can be critically intense, but aren’t serious.

What are the conditions when back pain becomes a scary part of your life?

There are cases of low back pain that have critical cases, but it occurs less often. Meanwhile, back pain is a warning sign of cancer, autoimmune disease, infection and a bundle of other scary offenders. Above the age of 55, almost one in twenty cases diagnosed with fracture and one in hundred is more sinister. The more you are far from 55 the better your condition is.

But how will you know about your back pain? It can be quite tricky, here we have brought you to the friendly guide to the red flags that need better safe than sorry investigation with your physician. This article will help you distinguish between the dangerous and just painful as smoothly as possible

The ordinary back pain is excruciating and debilitating, but not always alarming. Its growl is often much louder than its punch

Chronic low back pain is alarming, but rarely sinister

Back pain can absorb your happy days or even weeks, months and years. It is for sure very serious, even if it is not sinister. “I have dealt many doubtlessly tragic chronic low back pain patients, and a huge part of their savings ends up dealing with back pain. However, your critical case of chronic low back pain, as excruciating as it can be has never killed anyone,”Says Dr Zaki Anwar, MD Pain Management Specialist and Anesthesiologist. Founder of the Pain Management Center

Low back pain is sinister when it is caused by something that can handicap or kill you. Such cases occur less often, but bad things do happen, even the best doctors can overlook

Possible causes of sinister back pain and symptoms

These causes are not very common and usually brings serious symptoms that are easy enough to be alarmed. Some of the causes remain  silent in the early stages, but not for too long

Cause Description Symptoms
Cancer A tumor develops in or around the  spine The pain increases consistently, position and activity does not influence. Worsens at night and brings other symptoms as well
Spinal infection Infections in or around the spine Remains hidden for longer periods. The spot of infection is tender, with excruciating ongoing pain and immobile spine, along with fever and illness
Abdominal Aneurysm Swelling in the artery adjacent to spine Pain may be throbbing and pulsating. Often happens to people with the risk of heart disease, smokers and diabetic patients
Ankilosing Spondylitis Rheumatic arthritis of spine and the pelvic region Chronic back pain started in middle age and increase slowly. Relieves with activity but not rest and may spread to other areas

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