Pain in the lower back is an indication of some kind of muscle spasm, tear or other similar injuries. It could be caused due to poor posture, shoes and bad lifestyle habits. In most cases you would notice a shooting or very sharp pain in the lower back, especially when you suddenly stand up. Alongside, some people may also have swelling, redness and blackouts due to the extreme pain.
HOW IS LOWER BACK PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a general physician who would roughly examine your lower back. If needed, he/ she may also do an xray to check the extent of the muscle damage.
HOW IS LOWER BACK PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for low back pain generally depends on whether the pain is acute or chronic. Individuals should begin stretching exercises and resume normal daily activities as soon as possible, while avoiding movements that aggravate pain. Physical therapy programs to strengthen core muscle groups that support the low back, improve mobility and flexibility and promote proper positioning and posture are often used in combinations with other interventions. A wide range of medications are used to treat acute and chronic low back pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pain in the lower back even though sometimes severe, gets better without the use of any medications.