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Some Common Causes of Lower Back Pain
Back pain, with lower back pain being the worst type, is one of the
most serious problems devastating the adult American population. There can
be many common and medical causes for lower back pain so the actual cause
must be determined before treatment can be started. Common causes for
back pain may be poor posture, an injury caused by like falling or a
strong sneeze? A sharp or awkward movement can also cause a back sprain or
not using the proper technique to lift a heavy object. If it was an injury
see your health care provider. They will likely give you an
anti-inflammatory medication and some simple exercises to do to help
relieve the pain.
Does bending over or lifting an object cause the back pain to
worsen? When the back pain does not move anywhere then you may be
experiencing a muscle spasm, a pulled muscle or even a compression of a
nerve. Treatment from your health care provider will be similar to that if
you injuries your back with use of an anti-inflammatory, and bed rest for
a few days being the cornerstone. Regular application of a heating pad or
hot water bottle sessions may also help. After a few days some gentle
exercises to strengthen your back muscles will help so this does not
happen again. If after a week the pain doesnít get better you should go to
see your family doctor again.
Although being active helps to prevent back problems, overdoing an
activity when participating in a sport can cause a sports injury and lead
to acute or chronic lower back pain. Other types of activities that
can put added pressure on your back are improperly carrying of
backpacks or one that are too heavy and doing repetitive
household chores like vacuuming.
If a rash accompanies your back pain that looks like blisters and feels
like it is burning develops on your back and chest you may have shingles.
Usually people over 50 years old get shingles, which is a dormant form of
chickenpox, but younger people are known to have gotten it as well. To
help ease the discomfort and possibly shorten the duration, your family
doctor will need to prescribe some medications for you.
Whatever the cause of your back pain is, donít let it go untreated.
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