Lower back pain, as the name suggests is the pain one experiences in the back or spine of the human body which involves muscle, nerves, and bones of the back. It is actually discomfort being caused in the region between ribs and the legs of the body and is very commonly found in today’s world.
Keeping in mind, today’s working style and culture, maximum people have long hours sitting job or suffer such pains due to bad posture, strained muscles, injuries, muscle sprains, sudden different body movements while lifting weights or aging.
The spine or the back is the most important part of the body as it binds the whole body together and maintains the balance within as well. Difficulty or irritation in the back causes one to unwell or unstable all the time and also causes difficulty in performing day to day activities. Since the lower back can be caused by various symptoms, so it becomes difficult to access the root cause of one’s pain without performing a proper physical diagnosis of the body. A few major causes of Lower Back Pain are:
Strains / Muscle Spasms.
Muscle / Nerve Injury.
Kidney Diseases/ Appendicitis.
Lower Back Pain Treatment
There are certain lower back treatments by which the pain is treated if the cause of it is diagnosed properly. We have home remedies, rest, medications, and physical movements such as massages, therapies, or surgical treatments.
Self-Care/ Home Care Treatments – when you are suffering from lower back pain, the immediate action one should take is stopping doing strenuous physical activities and have some rest which provides immediate pain relief. Putting a pillow under the knees while sleeping provides pain relief to the lower back. Improving sleeping or lying body posture also, reduces back pain. Stretching and strenuous physical exercises should generally be avoided as they may cause irritation in the specific region.
Medication- There are a few non-prescribed medications available on the market that are recommended by doctors for instant pain relief. One of the reputed clinics for treating back pain is ‘Back Solutions Clinic’. A medicine named Ibuprofen is considered the best short-term treatment and pain reliever for the lower back pain.
Heat and Ice Packs – Heat and cold therapy help in reducing inflammation, thus resulting in lower back pain relief. Ice packs and Heat packs both can be used alternately.
Chiropractic Treatment – This is mainly used to improve spinal function caused by increasing motion or inflammation, also known as Chiropractic Manipulation.
Aerobics/ Exercises – Some specific lower back exercises are prescribed to promote healing, like slow walking or swimming, etc.
Physiotherapy/ Massages – Physiotherapy exercises therapy decreases pain. Some electronic shocks or certain ultrasound and other techniques are used to provide pain relief. Also, certain massages are specially designed to provide effective lower back pain relief.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture technique is most recommended for lower back pain treatment as the process includes putting needles on the specific pain region, to loosen up the nerves so that pain goes off.
Routine Check – Some little changes in daily routine like maintain a good body posture, eat healthy, have a balanced diet, exercises, and also be careful while sitting and standing, have a firm mattress for back support and keeping pillow under knees while sleeping, all these helps to avoid severe damage to back pain.