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Lumbago: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is Lumbago? How is the treatment done? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent?

What is Lumbago?

spondylitis. If you are facing pain in the lower region of your back then this condition is commonly referred to as Lumbago. This pain causes a certain amount of discomfort while performing your day to day activities. This kind of back pain can be severe or sudden. If your back pain lasts for more than three months then it can be chronic nature. Most people suffer this kind of condition and this is most common to people who are aged. There are no exact causes of lumbago but the common causes are aging, injury, over work etc. If you have lumbago then you might experience pain in the backbone of yours and you cannot bend your back properly. Sometimes this back pain can cause you to have a stiff back and this spreads over to your head and develop headaches as well. Sometimes this pain might develop from a past injury for which you need to seek medical help to be on the safe side. Back pain is also associated with a common condition called spondylitis. If the back pain is left untreated then it can cause you to develop migraine problems as well. You can take necessary measures to prevent yourself from injuring the affected area again.

How is the treatment done?

Since this condition is associated with pain and discomfort, in most cases for the course of treatment you are prescribed with painkillers and antacids. If the back pain comes back with over work or stress then you might be advised with physiotherapies that will help to relax the affected muscles and ease the pain. Certain acupunctures are also advised if you are facing chronic back pain. If the pain develops from a past injury then depending on the severity of the case sometimes surgery can be advised. Certain hot and cold stimulations are beneficial to ease the back pain that you are suffering from. Sometimes obesity can lead to back pain problems and thus your medical expert can suggest you to make some changes in your diet and also suggest a diet which is rich in Vitamin D. To determine the proper course of treatment an MRI scan of your spine may be conducted as well. Physiotherapy is a common and effective way to eliminate the problems of the lumbago condition. The physiotherapists will perform massages that will relax the muscles and apply stimulations that will help to ease the pain that you face along with certain exercises that you need to perform to keep your body in a perfect shape as obesity leads to many back pain problems.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

If you are facing stiffness in your spine and also face pain while bending over then you are eligible for this course of treatment. You may also experience pain in the lower back area of your body while performing certain day to day activities. If the pain persists and causes you a lot of discomfort even while sleeping, standing or sitting then seeks medical attention as soon as possible.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Certain back problems may arrive due to past injuries or accidents. If there is decay in the spinal chord then you are not eligible for this course of treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The painkillers that you are prescribed with might cause you to have some digestion and acidity problems. You should consume an antacid pill with the painkillers that you are prescribed with. Until the pain is fully eliminated you can experience a certain amount of stiffness in your back which causes discomfort.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You should restrict heavy day to day activities and obtain therapies to eliminate the pain in the affected area. You should also keep in touch with your medical expert to update the painkillers that you are prescribed with and consume them as advised by your medical expert.

How long does it take to recover?

Chronic back pain takes about six to twelve weeks to be fully cured if you follow the post treatment guidelines diligently. However the back pain might resurface due to over work or any form of unexpected injury.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The therapy sessions range around Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 15,000 depending on the services offered by your medical expert. The painkillers range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1,500 depending on the severity of the condition. Other medical equipments which help to eliminate the pain range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,500.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are known to be permanent only of you follow the post treatment guidelines properly and obtain medical help periodically. However if the back pain resurfaces due to over work, injury etc. and if the pain comes back more severely, then seek medical help as soon as possible.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hpw to get operated or have injections for chronic lumber spondylytis or lumbago or frozen shoulder.

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First try injection and if not relief by injection then go for operation for lumbar spondylosis, for frozen shoulder please try injection and physiotherapy not operation for it.

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Dear you may be suffering from cervical spondylitis and lumbago so you are feeling very pain at your back you need some exercise with homeopathic medicine. You will be fit very soon!

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