Lower Back Pain

Are Your Suffering From Chronic Lower Back Pain?

A lower back pain which persists for more than 3 months is known as ‘chronic lower back pain.’ And the pain gradually increases in these months.

Moreover, chronic back pain is not a simple back problem but is a symptom of a serious medical condition like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the discs, osteoporosis or some infection. It needs to be immediately brought to the attention of a physician. The treatment would usually include medicines together with exercises and certain accessories or therapies.

Treatment is generally towards curing the problems which causes it. In case of obesity it would mean reduction of weight. Again in the case of a slipped disc, or a back injury, treatment is basically a set of exercises under a physiotherapist, and making a habit of certain posture. These exercises are aimed at increasing the endurance and flexibility of the muscles. They also include certain changes in lifestyle such giving up smoking, changing conditions of work and maintaining an active outdoor life if the patient is too much home-bound.

Many a times, chronic pain can also be caused by an emotional trauma and anxiety and in that case moral and emotional support can be of great help. Some psychotherapies are also available for deep and complicated depression.

Surgery may be necessary to cure intolerable pain which is generally when the pain is caused by some serious injury like a fracture of the ligament or dislocation owing to the outgrowth of a certain tissue. But an operation will only be after various physical and pathological examination and therapies.

Many patients also obtain relief from certain techniques of managing the pain such as acupuncture and acupressure. These are very helpful but one should always be careful of the source of the treatment and the practitioners. Therefore a chronic lower back pain should not undermine one’s confidence of life. With proper care and regulation it can be successfully healed.