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There are several reasons which can give rise to the problem of back pain; for instance a sprain or a strain in the spine, arthritis, osteoporosis or ruptured disks can be possible causes. People suffering from back pain show symptoms like muscle ache, pain and restricted flexibility in locomotion. MRIs, CT or bone scans are the different ways by which this condition can be diagnosed. It may take a few weeks for an acute back pain to heal. But in case of a chronic back pain, the application of some specific drugs, injections, pain relievers and muscle relaxants can help in curing this condition.
HOW IS BACK PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Being overweight can be a reason for back pain.
Back pain which affects almost ninety percent of the adults may originate from the muscles, bones, joints, nerves or other structures in the spinal cord. Back pain can range from acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. Back pain may be classified into the following depending upon the area of occurrence:
1. Cervical pain: Occurs in the neck area as a result of an exertion of pressure on the nerves emerging from the cervical vertebrae. Major and severe causes of cervical pain include:
A. Carotid artery dissection
B. Referred pain from acute coronary syndrome
C. Head and neck cancer
E. Spinal disc herniation
G. Spinal stenosis or a narrowing of the spinal canal
The commoner causes of less cervical pain include:
A. Physical and emotional stress.
B. Prolonged odd postures.
C. Minor injuries and falls.
D. Referred pain from upper back problems
E. Muscular strain
F. Herniated disc
G. Pinched nerve
2. Thoracic pain: Occurs in the middle back region due to muscular irritation, or may originate from intervertebral discs, spinal joints, ligaments etc. Factors contributing to thoracic injuries may include:
A. Lack of strength.
B. Poor posture.
C. Repetative motion causing injuries.
D. Trauma resulting from sports injury.
E. A compression fracture of the vertebrae.
F. Spinal disc herniation.
G. Spinal tumours.
H. Rib fracture.
I. Pain referred from lungs, gallbladder, stomach, liver and the heart.
3. Lumbar or lower back pain: Low back pain involves the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back. Though no specific causes contributing to lumbar pain have been identified, the following are often held responsible:
B. Disc degeneration.
C. Osteoporosis or broken vertebrae.
D. Spinal disc herniation.
E. Tumour or an infection of the spine.
Pregnant women may also experience lower back pain. It develops because of medical conditions like :
B. Ovarian cysts
C. Ovarian cancer
D. Uterine fibroids.
E. Muscle or ligament strain because of postural changes.
The lower back is also the site of the origination of sciatica or leg pain. Sciatic pain develops when the sciatic nerve which begins in the lumbar area of the spinal cord is irritated or compressed. Sciatica, in itself is a symptom of other medical conditions produced by lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis. Sciatic pain may have the following characteristics:
A. Persistent pain in one side of the buttock or leg (rarely in both legs)
B. Pain that worsens when sitting
C. Burning, tingling or searing pain in the leg.
D. Difficulty in standing up and moving the leg, weakness or numbness in the foot and/or toes.
Slipped herniated disc which refers to a dislocation or slippage of a vertebral disc in any part of the spinal cord is equally responsible for cervical, thoracic as well as lumbar pains. The pain is caused when a change in the position of the disc compresses a spinal nerve. Usually requiring surgical correction, slipped disc leads to:
A. pain and numbness on one side of the body
B. pain extending to the arms or legs
C. pain that worsens at night or with certain movements like standing or sitting
D. pain when walking short distances
E. unexplained muscle weakness
F. aching, burning or tingling sensation in the affected area
Treatment for back pain includes medication and surgery. In addition, it can be temporarily relieved by using heat compress and massage. Exercises and posture correction are also helpful. Simple stretching exercises and yogas for back pain include Bharadvajasana, dhanurasana, setu bandha sarvangasana and ushtrasana among others. In cases of extreme back pain, physiotherapy is advised.
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