As many as 80 percent of people suffer from lower back pain at some point of time in their life. Irrespective of their gender, back pain can affect men and women. Often people who have a sitting job and a sedentary lifestyle face this problem.
Back pain can be chronic. In some cases, it tends to resolve on its own but it also needs medical care. Acute back pain can last for 4 to 12 weeks while chronic pain can last for more than two to three months.
It should also be noted that in a few cases, back pain can be relieved after the treatment but in other cases, pain persists despite getting medical treatment or surgery.
Some Of The Risk Factors Behind Back Pain Are:
According to some researches, the person is at increased risk of back pain, if he/she:
- Work in a sedentary environment
- Do not perform exercise or any physical activity
- Engage in high-impact activity
- Is older
- Have obesity
- Is a smoker
- Have been diagnosed with arthritis
It is to be noted that the emotional health of a person also affects the problems such as back pain. For example, if a person is suffering from depression or anxiety, then he/she could suffer from severe back pain.
Back pain is not always general, sometimes back pain can lead to a serious medical condition. It is advised to consult a doctor if your back pain does not go away within two weeks.
Some of the symptoms that indicate serious problems are:
- Loss of bladder control
- Weakness in both legs
- Constant pain that gets worse at night
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
For the diagnosis of the back pain, your doctor will test your:
- Ability to stand
- Ability to walk
- Spine’s motion
- Leg strength
- Ability to detect sensations in legs
In some critical cases, the doctor might also ask you to perform the following tests:
- Blood and urine test
- X-rays of the spine
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- MRI to assess your disks, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels
- Bone scan to get details about abnormalities in the bone tissue
- Electromyography (EMG) to test nerve conduction
BACK PAIN AND PREGNANCY
Pregnancy and back pain is not uncommon, there are several reasons during pregnancy that can be blamed for back pain. It is, however, advised to make sure to discuss with your doctor everything you experience during pregnancy as it may lead to big problems.
Some of the reasons that women during pregnancy can experience are:
Weight gain is actually a healthy part of pregnancy, but even if you gain some kilos during those nine months can put stress on the back and core muscles.
As soon as the mother delivers a baby, she releases hormones that lose ligament which helps in balancing the pelvis and lumbar spine. These same hormones can cause the spine bones to shift, which leads to discomfort and pain.
YOGA FOR BACK PAIN
Yoga is the only mantra to heal any of the problems. It does not only help in releasing stress but works best in reducing the way to ease muscular pain.
Some of the yoga poses if performed on a regular basis can help in stretching and strengthening the muscles of the back and core. This way the person can get relief from pain and future back problems. It is advised to practice these yoga poses for at least 30 minutes every day.
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