Human body has an remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles which works together so as to provide support, strength, and flexibility to the human body, It is due to this structure the human body is able to gain a posture and is able to do activities like standing, sitting etc. This structure is called as Lumbar spine. But some patients may experience pain in this lumbar spine which can be caused due to numerous reasons like injury, due to some disease, weakness in muscle joints, misalignment of the spine, due to structural problems, dull muscle ache etc. This pain in the lumbar spine area is known as lumbar pain. The pain can affect one’s ability to bend over or stand up straight. It may hinder walking properly, it can reduce leg strength, it can reduce the sensation in legs and thus can be painful in nature. It thus requires that the root cause of the pain is diagnosed and then the treatment is done in accordance to the diagnosis. Generally a human body can feel pain due to stress, hectic work flow, or working by sitting or standing for long hours. Not all pain can be categorized as lumbar pain. But if there is pain in the lower back region and the does not improve within two weeks of developing it is thus advised to consult the doctor immediately. The conditions can be complex if the patient also has associated problems like
If such conditions also prevail than the patient is advised to consult the doctor immediately.
The various causes of the lumbar pain are as follows:
The doctor shall examine the root cause of the pain and this require through examination. This may include:
Based on the outcome of the diagnosis the treatment is carried out which can include following options:
The lumbar pain is a pain experienced in the lower back spine area of the body. Any patient who is constantly facing this problem of pain can consult the doctor. Thus, any person who is experiencing a constant pain in their lower back area of the body is eligible for the treatment. But the mode of the treatment shall vary from the diagnosis of the pain by the doctor. Surgery shall be performed if essential and if all other various modes of treatment fails.
Those who are having no pain or are having a pain that is not constant and which is manageable through change in lifestyle activities are thus not eligible for the treatment.
The Side effects associated with the treatment of lumbar pain are:
The medications for muscle relaxant and nerve relaxant can produce following side effects:
Apart from the above if one is experiencing any sort of discomfort while undergoing the treatment it is highly recommended to consult the doctor immediately.
The post-treatment guidelines for lumbar pain are:
The recovery period from lumbar pain is nearly about six months. If the problem is not so severe than the 75 percent of the problem shall resolve in two to three weeks. If the treatment is taken in the earlier stage of lumbar pain then it doesn’t take so much time. The time period of recovery from the surgery of lumber pain requires approximately 4-6 months on the other hand, more wide surgeries may take more months to cure. Pain relief from steroid injections usually wears off by around three months. But the recovery time shall vary from patient to patient condition and the mode of the treatment opted.
In India the price of the treatment of lumbar pain is depend upon person to person and place to place where the treatment is taken by the patient. The cost of surgery is higher than the medicines. The approximate cost of this treatment is INR 1000 to INR 20000 and the cost of surgery is INR 1.5 lac to INR 4 lac.
The results of the lumbar pain is dependent upon the patient condition because if the patient executes the proper guidelines after the treatment like diet, lifestyle changes, exercise and medication on time then the result of this treatment is permanent but on the other hand if a person can follow their doctor instructions in very good manner then the result of this treatment may not yield best in results and may worsen the situation.
There are some alternative therapies that can help in bringing relief from the lumbar pain and also gives good results for the patients. The alternative therapies for lumbar pain are as follows:
But if there is no relief from any of these treatment and still the pain persist for more than 2 to 3 weeks it is advised to consult the doctor immediately.