Backache – Affecting Factors and Home Remedies

A Backache Can Be Experienced In Either The Lower Or Upper Back

Backache - Affecting Factors and Home RemediesBackache – Affecting Factors and Home RemediesA backache is a very common problem which is faced by each and every one of us, during our lifetime. The lower back ache is triggered by everyday activities, injury, overuse and it is aggravated by prolonged rest or inactivity. A typical misconception about a backache is that you need to sleep and stay away from activities for a while.

Back pain or a backache is not usually due to any serious damage. The most common cause of a backache is over-use of the muscles and ligaments that support the back. The most important thing to do during an occurrence of a backache is to monitor the symptoms. A backache is one of the most common reasons why people cannot come into work, according, leading charity for those affected by the pain.

When to Worry About Low Back Pain

The bark of low back pain is usually much worse than its bite. The pain almost always makes it seem worse than it is.

MRI and x-ray for low back pain are surprisingly unreliable,1 because things like bulging discs aren’t actually that big a deal,2 most back pain goes away on its own,3 and trigger points(“muscle knots”) are common and can be alarmingly intense but aren’t dangerous.4 Most patients are much better off when they feel confident about these things; the power of justified, rational confidence is a huge factor in back pain.5 Sadly, many healthcare professionals continue to perpetuate the idea of fragile backs.6

Or you could be dying! What are the odds that back pain is something scary?

There are cases of low back pain that have alarming causes, but it’s rare. Once in a while back pain is a warning sign of cancer or an autoimmune disease. Or back pain could be associated with spinal cord damage. Or a few of other scary culprits.7 Over the age of 55, about one in twenty cases turns out to be a fracture, and one in a hundred is more ominous.8 The further you are from 55, the better your odds.

But how can you tell? It can be tricky. This is a concise, readable guide to symptoms that need better-safe-than-sorry investigation with your doctor. (It’s basically just a plain English version of clinical guidelines for doctors.9) In other words, this article explains the difference between “dangerous” and “just painful” as clearly as possible. Tables, checklists, and examples ahead. See more here.

Very often, the episode of a backache is ‘triggered off’ by something which you did yourself; for instance, lifting unwisely, or bending over too sharply (and too far) in the garden or sitting in a totally unsuitable chair.

Back Pain Caused by Problems Elsewhere in the Body

Sometimes back pain can be the result of a problem not located in the back. Possible causes include:

• Kidney stones or kidney infections. Because of the kidneys’ location in the lower back, problems with the kidney may be felt as back pain.

• Pregnancy. Weight gain from pregnancy can both stress the back and stretch and weaken muscles that support the spine.

• Obesity. Being overweight or obese, particularly if excess weight is carried in the abdomen, places stress on back muscles, causing pain.

• Endometriosis. This is a condition in which the endometrial tissue (tissue that lines the uterus) migrates from the uterus and deposits on other organs and structures. Pain from endometriosis is often felt in the abdomen and back. Check more here.

Lower backache can be overcome or controlled by regular exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your back — especially the abdominals, hips, back, and pelvic area.

6 Natural Treatments for Lower Back Pain Relief

It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of adults experience persistent symptoms of lower back pain at some point in their lives, and about 31 million Americans struggle with the condition at any given time. Given its extremely high prevalence rate — whether due to a weak psoas muscle, sciatic nerve pain or some other cause — it’s not surprising that lower back pain is considered the single leading cause of disability worldwide according to the American Chiropractic Association, with half of all American workers reporting having occasional back troubles each year. (1) Naturally, this leads to millions searching for lower back pain relief.

Natural Treatments for Lower Back Pain Relief

1. Chiropractic Adjustments and Other Postural Treatments

Regular chiropractic care adjustments have proved to be very effective at helping provide lower back pain relief, especially when combined with other treatments like physical therapy (if needed), exercise, massage therapy or soft tissue therapies.

2. Regular Full-Body Exercise

Exercising regularly, including doing both cardio/aerobic exercises and strength training, can help reduce back pain by increasing flexibility, helping you maintain a healthy weight, reducing inflammation, improving posture and reducing muscular compensations/weakness. The top five exercises to strengthen your core to both prevent lower back pain and provide lower back pain relief are planks, cat and the cow, V-ups, swimmers, and rows. Read full article here.

Home Remedies For A Backache Can Be Tried By Most People

A backache can ruin your day. One of the most common ailments people face, backache can affect any age group and can be extremely uncomfortable. A backache can also be a secondary effect of hip, knee or foot problems or can come from simple causes like bad posture, a jerky sudden movement, a lumpy mattress or poor lifting techniques.

Persistent lower back ache can also affect your concentration at work. Ignoring a backache can have drastic consequences, and in some cases, it can be so severe that the damage caused can be irreversible. Treatment for lower back ache can provide excellent relief when taken internally along with a remedy for external application, call us here: (619) 831-8777.

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Author: Allison Yardley

Allison has 6 years in practice as a Chiropractor's Assistant and is a licensed Massage Therapist who writes for numerous blogs online. Feel free to comment or ask questions regarding any of Alley's blog posts.