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1. Can heat therapy treat lower back pain?
Application of heat pack after one to two days of an injury or starting of pain has been reported to relieve back pain in some people.
2. What are the warning sign in a lower back pain?
Warning signs in lower back pain are: (1) fever with back pain, (2) back pain after an injury, (3) loss of bladder or bowel function along with backache, (4) loss of strength in the legs and (5) sudden weight loss.
3. Are spondylosis and lower back pain related?
Spondylosis affects the neck or cervical area of the spine, whereas lower back pain occurs in the lower part of the vertebrae.
4. Can pregnancy cause lower back pain?
Yes, pregnancy may be a reason behind lower back pain. In the initial phase of pregnancy, ligaments of lower back and pelvis stretch and soften to prepare for labour pain. This put pressure on lower the backbones and joints causing backache.
5. Can surgery help permanently treat lower back pain?
In rare cases, lower back pain requires surgical treatment, and it can relieve some causes of the back pain permanently.
Pain or discomfort that occurs below the ribcage (lumbar region) is called lower back pain. It is one of the most common problems that occur mainly due to muscle or ligament injury. Acute lower back pain can often get better on its own. If the pain is persistent, there are various treatments that can relieve lower back pain.
Some of the common conditions that relate to lower back pain are:
Factors that increase the risk of developing back pain are:
Following are a few of the signs and symptoms of lower back pain:
Well experienced and qualified Orthopedists can treat lower back pain through various medications or surgery. Physiotherapists also perform various therapies and exercises to reduce lower back pain.
The following are a few of the tests that help to diagnose lower back pain.
Alternative treatment options that might ease back pain. Discuss with the doctor about the benefits and risks of different therapies. Few of them are:
The following are a few of the measures to avoid or prevent the recurrence of back pain: