Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint and we have all experienced it at lease once in our lives….and for some, it’s a daily problem! The good news is that there are several ways to lessen and even prevent most back pains.

danger-376396_640Back pain symptoms may include muscle ache, pain down the leg, stabbing pains, limited flexibility or range of motion and the inability to stand up straight. It is possible that back pain can begin without an actual cause, but typical factors that lead to back pains are muscle or ligament strain, arthritis or osteoporosis. Other risk factors are excess wait, lack of exercise and psychological issues like depression or anxiety.

Most back pains get better after a few weeks and usually, over-the-counter pain relievers can help, but you may also need a short period of bed rest. Pain relievers such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin may be effective. There are also options such as physical therapy and exercising, injections or surgery. Depending on the severity of your case, a doctor may be able to decide what is best for you.

You can also treat back pain with several home remedies. It may take weeks for the pain to completely disappear, you should notice some improvement within the first 72 hours. If not, you should see a doctor immediately. Seek immediate care if your back pain causes bladder or bowel problems, fever or is caused by a fall. You should also contact a doctor if your back pain is intense at night or when laying down, spreads to the legs, causes weakness, causes weight loss or swelling and/or redness on the back. Most back pain subsidizes but if it doesn’t, the best thing to do is not to wait it out but to see a doctor right away.

Se the resource below at WebMD to learn more:

14 Tips for Relieving Your Back Pain

Back Pain Myths