Treating Lower Back Pain
Overview Of Lower Back Pain
When it comes to back pain, around 80% of individuals complain that their back hurts. But, only around 10 to 30% of individuals find this pain to be debilitating and affect their quality of life.
Types of Low Back Pain
There are two types of low back pain, including ‘specific’ and ‘non-specific’ back pain.
- Specific back pain is uncommon. This is back pain that is caused by a specific thing. For example, cancer, never damage. In most cases, a person cannot have their back pain found through a specific type of action or event that has happened to them.
- Unspecific back pain is very common. In most cases, when a person has back pain they are not sure where this originated. Yes, it can be pinpointed to an activity or accident that happened, which helps to figure out what the problem could be. In most cases, when a person takes some time and does not overexert themselves, they are usually going to recover from this back pain in a few weeks’ time.
Symptoms might consist of any of the subsequent:
- Dismal throbbing pain
- Piercing pain
- Stinging or burning feeling
- Legs may feel weak
Low back pain can vary from individual to individual. The pain might be minor, or it can be so serious that you can’t even move. Dependent on the reason for your back pain, you might also have discomfort in your hip, leg, or on the base of your foot.
What to Do when you Have Back Pain
Aside from seeking medication attention for the back pain, there are some non-medicine tips that have been found to be useful with this back pain.
- Stay positive
Those who back pain should always stay positive about the pain that they are feeling, and know that it will go away. Too many times, it is easy for a person with back pain to feel fear for the future, suffer from anxiety or depression due to this back pain. You may need to talk to someone about these feelings and help work through this in order to stay positive.
- Work in a relaxed manner and stay active
It can be tempting when you have back pain to simply do nothing and hope that this gets better over time. However, the more active you stay, the better you will find that your body is able to deal with the pain. As long as you move gently and relaxed, it should be safe to stay somewhat active. This can help to ensure that you do not develop more pain throughout the body later through staying cooped up.