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Back Pain

Information about Back Pain 

We Have to Know about the Back Pain

  • Pain in the back

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Did it follow a severe blow to the back?

Causes of Back Pain

  • Most often occurs from strained back muscles and ligaments
  • From improper or heavy lifting, or after a sudden awkward movement
  • Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause back pain

Do’s and Don’ts of Back Pain

  • Exercise
  • Build muscle strength and flexibility
  • Quit smoking
  • Don’t bend
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Signs & Symptoms of Back Pain

  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Thirst
  • Constipation
  • Tenderness

Medical advice for Back Pain

  • Is constant or intense, especially when lying down or at night
  • Spreads down one or both legs
  • Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs
  • Causes new bowel or bladder problems
  • Is associated with abdominal pain or pulsation (throbbing), or fever
  • Follows a fall, blow to your back or another injury
  • Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss

Risk factors of Back Pain

  • Wrong posture
  • Excessive physical strain

Treatment for Back Pain

  • Depends on the cause

Self-care for Back Pain

  • Keep moving
  • Apply cold, then heat.
  • Use pain relievers
  • Consider using a support brace or corset
  • Lie down flat on the hard bed

Investigations for Back Pain

  • X-ray spine
  • CT and MRI scans
  • Lab tests.
Causes of Back Pain
 Symptoms of Back Pain