Lower Back Pain occurs due to an injury such as muscle sprains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Lower Back Pain can also take place due to certain diseases such as cancer of the spinal cord, a ruptured disc, arthritis, kidney infections, or infection of the spine. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Lower Back Pain include stiffness in the lower back, muscle spasms, pain in the back, and many more.
HOW IS LOWER BACK PAIN DIAGNOSED?
An orthopaedic would conduct a detailed interview regarding the back pain and when it first occurred to help find the cause of the pain. An x-ray, CT or MRI scan would be recommended to help make a diagnosis.
HOW IS LOWER BACK PAIN TREATED?
Treatment depends upon the cause and the overall health condition of the patient. Most of the lower back pain gets better in about six weeks with conservative treatment involving pain medications and physical therapy. Surgery may be advised in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pain in the lower back even though sometimes severe, gets better without the use of any medications.