Lower back pain is among the most common causes of job related disability and the reason why a lot of people miss work. It is also the second most common neurological condition in the United States, ranking next to headache. About 80% of adults in Western nations have at some point in their lives experienced lower back pain.
For some people who are fortunate enough, their lower back pain got resolved by itself or with the help of medicines within two to four weeks. But, there are those whose lower back pain lasted for more than a few weeks, during which their condition was referred to as chronic or progressive, which also means that it can become worse over time. Additionally, between 60% and 80% of patients who suffered their first episode of lower back pain might experience recurring pain within one year.
According to the most recent research, there are some back muscles whose function is to stabilize the spine. If the spine or the back suffer from an injury, the muscles will automatically be inhibited or shut down. These muscles do not recover on their own and this is true even if the patient does not feel any pain and is able to return to his or her normal routine. As a consequence of the inhibition of these muscles, referred to as the lumber multifidi as well as the transversus abdominus, lower back pain happens. However, there are things you need to do if you don’t want this to happen to you.
Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy
One good way to stop the inhibition is through a series of physical therapy exercises. They are designed to strengthen the lower back muscles and make sure that the spine is healthy. Physical therapy exercises may range from back stabilization exercises to muscle strength development and other effective techniques. Apart from physical therapy, other methods are recommended like chiropractic care.
There are several causes of lower back pain. These are improper posture, heavy lifting, muscle spasm, sudden awkward movement, and even stress. Other causes of lower back pain may due to certain conditions like herniated disk, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, and spondylolisthesis.
The treatment of lower back pain depends on different factors like the kind of lower back pain (chronic or acute) as well as the purported cause. For example, acute lower back pain is commonly treated using pain relieving drugs like analgesics, some form of exercise, or chiropractic care North Myrtle Beach. For chronic back pain or the type of pain that lasts for more than two weeks and is also progressive, there could be an underlying condition that is causing it. In this case, the underlying health condition needs to be addressed first in order to treat the lower back pain.
Call Divine Life Health Center if you are suffering from lower back pain.
Divine Life Health Center
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