Back Pain

When you have back pain, the goals of treatment are to make you feel better and to get you moving freely and easily again.
Your treatment options will depend on where your pain is and whether it’s acute — sharp and sudden, caused by something specific — or chronic — lasting more than 6 months, perhaps lingering after an injury or illness has healed.
Diagnosis and Tests
Unless you can’t move at all because of an injury, your doctor probably will test your range of motion, check how your nerves are working, and press on your back to zero in on the problem area. You might have blood and urine tests to rule out other problems, like an infection or a kidney stone.
Doctors generally use imaging tests for checking out ongoing pain, if your back was hit by something, when you also have a fever, or you have nerve problems such as weak or numb arms or legs, too:
• X-rays help pinpoint broken bones or other trouble with your spine.
• An MRI or CT scan can show your doctor what’s going on with soft-tissue damage, such as a herniated disk.
• An electromyogram (EMG) helps find nerve and muscle damage.
But there’s not always a direct link between the results of these tests and how much it hurts.
Imaging tests typically aren’t done when it’s the first time you’ve had back pain or your back hurts because you overdid it.
Your diagnosis will help your doctor decide what to do next.
Source WebMD

  1. April 28, 2018

    It is an autoimmune condition, which means that it happens when your own immune system starts to target your body’s healthy tissues so that they become inflamed. In order to reduce inflammation in the back, you can use ice and heat therapy, eliminate foods that lead to inflammation, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, including relaxation techniques and stretching with low-impact exercise.

  2. May 8, 2018

    A new study gives great insight into inflammation and back pain, and its startling findings may help you manage chronic back pain. Chronic inflammation in the whole body is an oft-ignored problem which can make back pain worse. By the way, it is such a great reading with a lot of information. Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

  3. May 13, 2018

    Lower back pain can often be because of stiff front side, or the hip flexors. I had lower back pain for several years, and I worked out, ran, lifted, everything. What I always lacked was a good stretching afterwards and I always had lower back pain. When I started doing yoga and really committed myself to it, my lower back pain stopped, but only because of good stretching.

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