Lower back pain Physiotherapy

Lower back pain or ‘Lumbago’ pain comes from muscle strain, tension or injury in the lower back, usually affecting the bones, discs, nerves or spine muscles.

The lumbar spine (lower back) is very susceptible to injury. Depending upon the injury sustained by the muscles, ligaments, discs, joints, or vertebrae, symptoms may vary. But the most common ones are:

  • Sharp or dull pain: The pain might come from time to time, and sometimes it is constant. It is accompanied by inflammation or soreness.
  • The pain doesn’t decrease when you rest.
  • The lower back muscles feel tight or constantly cramped.
  • You find it difficult to sit, sleep, or perform other daily activities.
  • There is numbness or tingling, especially in your feet.
  • Your legs feel weak and you can’t move around easily.
  • The pain from your back radiates to the legs.
  • There’s a loss of bowel movement or pain in the groin area.

Get immediate medical care if:

  • You experience chills and fever
  • You lose weight inexplicably
  • You lose bowel control
  • There’s numbness and tingling in the arms, legs, and the affected area
  • The pain radiates to your legs

These symptoms could be indicating a deeper issue.

Lumbago pain is the most common type of back pain, and it is usually caused by:

  • Poor posture: Sitting for long hours, frequent bending, or lifting loads in the wrong posture are the most common reasons.
  • Spine Injuries: This could happen due to sports or gym, accidents and even simply by lifting heavy loads in the wrong posture.
  • Lifestyle: Factors like lack of activity, smoking, Stress, Weight, pregnancy can aggravate lower back pain
  • Age & Genetics: Hereditary and age-related degeneration an also be an underlying cause for lower back pain

Most Lower Back Pain is mechanical in nature i.e. it originates in the soft muscle tissue which supports the spine.

The most important thing about back pain is an accurate and timely diagnosis. Once that’s done:

  • For temporary pain relief: Pain-killers, Yoga Stretches and Hot packs can provide temporary relief. Bed rest is contraindicated in most cases.
  • For reducing swelling or inflammation in the area : Use an Ice pack or cold pack in case you see swelling. Cell Repair Technology using FSM treatment can help reduce pain and inflammation while activating repair
  • For long-term improvement: Spine rehabilitation is recommended. Guided physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes under spine specialists doctor have proven effective.
  • In extreme cases: Spine Surgery may be recommended (less than 5% such cases)

Every back pain case is different and so is the treatment for it. If left untreated it can get worse over time. It is best you consult a spine specialist as soon as pain symptoms appear.

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