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Knee Pain Treatment
Spinal Surgery Disorders
Treatment of Neurological Problems
Treatment of Knee replacement
Treatment of Joint And Muscle Problems
Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
Acl Reconstruction Procedure
Hip Replacement Surgery
Joint Dislocation Treatment
Knee Care Procedures
Joint Replacement Surgery
Ankle Pain Treatment
Treatment of Spondylosis
Arthritis And Pain Management Treatment
Treatment of Joint Dislocation
Treatment Of Disk Slip
Treatment Of Herniated Disc
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My son's uric acid test result is 6.39 and he had whole body joint pain especially in left knee. Know what should I do to treat this.
My MRI report is Minimal right knee joint effusion Partial tear of posterior cruciate ligament. Ligamentous sprain/ low grade partial tear of ACL Grade 2 medical signal (intrasubtance meniscus tear) in posterior horn of medial meniscus in right knee. So what treatment for it.
Back pain is common for usually everyone. Research shows that 80% of the adults suffer from back pain every year. Back pain can occur in people of any age group. But it is common between people aged between 35 and 60. There is no particular reason for back pain. External injury, internal injury, deformation in bones, accidents and many more factors can be responsible for causing back pain.
Upper back pain can occur due to inflammation of the neck and spine. Lower back pain can be associated with lower back muscles, nerves, and spines, abdomen region, vertebrae discs etc.
What are the risk factors for having a back pain?
There are several physical and mental issues that cause back pain. These are as follows:
- Mental stress and tension
- Inactive lifestyle
- Depressed condition
- Anxiety disorders
- Too much physical activity
- Women are more prone to back pain than men.
- Pregnancy- in pregnancy, women tend to suffer from back pain easily.
- Too much physical labour
Symptoms of back pain
- The major symptom is pain, which can be mild or chronic. The pain can occur in any part of the back, buttocks or legs.
- Apart from ache, another common symptom is weight loss
- Inflammation in spine
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Feeling numb around anus, buttock and genitals.
- Sudden trauma or injury
- Low immunity system
A strain is believed to be the most common reason which causes back pain. Strained muscles and ligaments, lifting heavy objects, an abrupt movement or a muscle spasm, everything can end up causing back pain.
Apart from this, some factors mentioned below can be responsible for causing back pain:
- Structural problems- Ruptured disks, bulging disks, sciatica, arthritis, irregular curvature of spine, osteoporosis.
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Spine cancer
- Inflammation of spine
- Sleep disorders
- Sleeping on a bad mattress
- Daily activities
- Poor posture
Experts diagnose back pain with the help of X-ray, CT scan, bone scan etc followed by some blood tests.
Treatment of back pain
Depending upon the test results and the severity of pain, the treatment of back pain can be prescribed.
- Medication: If painkillers don't work well, then the doctors prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. A few antidepressants have proven to work well for relieving symptoms of back pain.
- Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy can treat back pain effectively. Applying ice, heat, electric stimulation to the back muscles can help in decreasing the pain. Apart from this,some physical exercises and maintaining a good posture can help in alleviating the pain.
- Cortisone injection: It is an anti-inflammatory drug which helps in decreasing pain.
- Surgery: Surgery is performed if the patient builds up herniated disk.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: Cognitive behavioural therapy is helpful for patients having chronic back pain.
Apart from the above discussed methods, there are a few complimentary therapies that are known for treating back pain. Osteopath, shiatsu, chiropractic, acupuncture are the therapies which can help in reducing back pain. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
I do running everyday, but I have been having pain in right leg near calf area, I do stretching but it pains at the starting of running and sometimes walking on stairs and other activities, can you pls suggest me natural ways to heel it.
My wife having acute pain which ups and downs in left back underneath of smallest rib. Shown urologist. All report are normal.
I am a 23 year old male. I have backache from 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment for the couple of days but haven't got any relief. What should I do now.
I am suffering from back pain. I am taking medicine since last 5 years. Medicine name is vowrain. What should i do?
Sciatica pain arises from the sciatic nerve which is the single largest nerve in our body. It consists of individual nerve roots, which branching out from the lower back of the spine to the back of each leg and combining together forms the sciatic nerve. The origination of the sciatic pain lies in the lower back of the body and radiates down the buttock to the sciatic nerve.
Causes of the sciatica pain
- Arthritis: If an individual is diagnosed with arthritis, then he or she can expect a throbbing pain or numbness down till the leg.
- Herniated disc: Another cause could be a herniated disc in the lower back of the body.
- Spondylosis: Spondylosis in the lower back would also be a reason for the development of the sciatica pain.
- PIVD/DISC bulge
Other causes are a spinal injury, diseased degenerative disc, infection on and around the lower back. The pain would worsen, if an individual is in an occupation where he or she has to stand or sit for hours at length. The lifting of heavy things would strain the sciatic nerves as well.
How to identify sciatica pain?
Sciatica pain varies from infrequent to a constant throbbing down the lower back. So initially it is difficult to detect whether it is sciatic pain or not. But when the constant pain in the lower back leads right down till the toes and foot, it is really time for an individual to get in touch with a doctor. The pain can give a burning sensation almost searing making it difficult for the person to stand up or walk properly. Along with the pain, one can feel fatigued. An involvement of the spinal cord is rare in the sciatic pain but is possible.
Treatment for sciatica pain
Sciatica can be treated in both surgical and non-surgical way. Surgical treatment is rare as sciatica tends to respond well with non-surgical treatments. If the pain continues for over a month despite treatment, surgical treatment will be considered. The non-surgical pain treatment would include physical exercises and oral medications along with natural treatment.
- Medications: Painkiller medications prescribed by the doctor can be used to reduce sciatica. Medicines like aspirin, non-steroidal or oral steroids can help reduce the pain.
- Steroid injection: Epidural steroid injection acts faster as it is injected in the affected area, thus providing relief from the pain quickly.
- Exercise: Early morning exercises can be quite helpful.
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy: The surgical treatment of Percutaneous endoscopic disc dissectomy constitutes a large part of interventional pain physicians and it has evolved considerably in terms of surgical technique and instrumentation. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a relatively new technique for removing lumbar disc herniation. It involves using an endoscope to visualize the disc removal. The discectomy is performed through a posterolateral approach using specially developed instruments. The advantage of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is that the disc is approached posterolaterally through the triangle of Kambin without the need for bone or facet resection thus preserving spinal stability. The procedure is day care and is done under local anaesthesia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.