Back pain has many different causes and can result in chronic pain.
Some symptoms (often called “red flag” symptoms) may suggest that the back pain has a more serious cause.
Most back pain is what’s known as “non-specific” (there’s no obvious cause) or “mechanical” (the pain originates from the joints, bones or soft tissues in and around the spine). Yet back pain has been identified as perhaps the major cause of disability and absenteeism from the workplace worldwide. Chronic back pain has become such a debilitating problem and its costly, too. Despite growing use in some countries of spinal imaging, opined analgesics, spinal injections, and spinal fusion surgery, disability from back pain has increased. It has also been studied for its potential to cause incontinence. frequent urinary tract infections constipation pregnancy childbirth prostate cancer.
Sub-acute back pain has six to 12-week duration and chronic back pain lasts longer than 12 weeks
The diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with low back pain has long been characterised by considerable variation within and between countries among general practitioners, medical specialists, and other healthcare professionals.
The management of low back pain has been positively affected by the availability of more scientific research and better use of critical appraisal techniques to evaluate and apply research findings The thinking on how to treat lower back pain has shifted several times in the past few decades. Once low back pain has been present for more than a year few people with long-term pain and disability return to normal activities. I have quite a few clients whose back pain has become worse by bending back from the waist so this is not for everyone and you do need to be careful. . Often people stop exercising once their back pain has cleared up, but it’s best to keep up with the exercise to maintain strength and fitness as this will help to reduce the chances of your back pain returning.
Traditionally, much of the evaluation of low back pain has been targeted at finding rare, non mechanical spine disorders.
The question of how to treat back pain has plagued humankind for all time. Despite this, the use of imaging in low back pain has increased. It is extremely difficult to alter the potentially disabling belief among the lay public that low back pain has a structural mechanical cause. The big idea of classification-based cognitive functional therapy (CB-CFT or just CFT) is that most back pain has nothing to do with scary spinal problems and so the cycle of pain and disability can be broken by easing patient fears and anxieties. The magnitude of the burden from low back pain has grown worse in recent years. “Neck and upper back pain can limit your movements and capabilities. Like many health conditions, the effects of neck and back pain can be more severe in people who smoke or are overweight. Many people put up with pain, when in fact most back pain can be helped and treated successfully.
Like many health conditions, the effects of neck and back pain can be more severe in people who smoke or are overweight.
If you’re stressed or have chronic pain and tension, a therapeutic massage may help to alleviate the pain; be it a back or abdominal massage, it will improve your physical condition and help you relax.
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