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Causes And Effective Treatment For Back Pain

Mar 20th 2011 at 5:33 PM

Lower back pain is a common problem among many people nowadays.
It can hugely affect certain age groups such as the middle aged and young working adults,
male or female.
People who have jobs that require sitting at a desk all day, without proper exercise,
and those who carry heavy items or loads are more likely to get this lower back pain.
It is difficult not to find someone who has not at one point in their lives, suffered from this type of physical pain.
The causes could range from simple reasons, such as muscular strain and to more serious conditions such as,
cancer of the spine.
Therefore, back pain should never be ignored.
The pain is felt in the lumbar and sacral region, and could radiate to nearby areas.
Here are some other causes of backache:

1)pain due to diseases in the back
2)gynaecological problems
3)pain could be due to a domino affect from other parts of the body from injuries

A)Due To Diseases In The Back:
1)compression or fracture of the vertebral column
2)rupture of intervertebral discs
3)injuries to ligaments and muscles of the back
4)lumborsacral strain
5)intervertebral joint injuries
6)fracture of processes of vertebra

B)Backache Due To Imbalance:
1)during pregnancy
2)pot belly
3)diseases of the hip joint
4)curvature in the spine due to congenital defect
5)short leg on one side

C)Backacke Due To Inflammatory Conditions
1)infection of the bone due to bacteria
2)tuberculosis of the spine
5)lumbago or fibrositis
6)inflammation of the muscles
7)enclosing spondylitis

D)Backache Due To Degenerative Diseases In The Back:
2)osteoporosis in aging people
3)degeneration of the intervertebral disc

E)Tumor In The Spine:
1)primary tumour of the bones in the spine
2)metastatic tumors from other locations like prostate, lungs, kidneys, intestines..etc.

F)Backache Due To Gynaecological Problems:
1)after gynaecological surgeries
2)after childbirth
3)prolapse of the uterus
4)pelvic inflammatory diseases
5)cancerous lesions of the pelvic organs

G)Backache Due To Other Parts of The Body:
1)renal stones
2)ureteric stone
3)prostate cancer
5)bilinary stones
6)peptic ulcer
7)inflammation of pelvic organs
8)occlusion of the aorta and illiac arteries

H)Investigation of A Case Of Backache:
1)complete blood count
2)routine urine examination
3)ultrasonography of the abdomen and pelvis
4)xray of the lumbar and sacral region
5)MRI of the spine
6)CT scan of abdomen and pelvic region
7)examination of rectum, prostate, genital urinary organs

Treatment Of Back Pain:
1)removing the cause for backache
2)symptomatic treatment
3)back exercises and stretching

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