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 What is Back Pain?

  • Short-term, acute pain in the back
  • Indicates that body is under stress 
 
Causes

 Problems in:
  • Bones and ligaments of spine
  • Muscles and nerves of the Back

 
Back pain triggered by
 
  • Poor posture
  • Inappropriate footwear 
  • Incorrect walking habits
  • Strained muscles
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Sleeping on soft mattresses 
  • Kidney, bladder, or prostate disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Constipation
  • Stress
  First aid for back pain
  • Rest in a comfortable position. 
  • Apply ice pack to affected area
  • Painkillers or relaxants may be used 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise 
  • Avoid pillows
  • Avoid sleeping on soft mattress
 Treatment 
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs 
  • Massage with hot/ cold packs 
  • Traction
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) 
  • Regular simple exercises 
  • Consult an Orthopedician if:
    a. Pain persists
    b. Difficulty in passing urine
    c. Numbness or pain in legs or toes
Prevention
  • Maintain good posture 
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid overstretching body 
  • Reduce stress/ strain 
  • Take breaks during work 
  • Sit straight with lower back support
  • Use comfortable low-heeled shoes 
  • Do stretching exercises

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backpainvanishdotcom 

Nice one! Can you mention some useful products too?

akeel100 

I had a terrible fall before the past two years when I slipped and fell sitting on the ground and the pain has still not gone. Please think of a way for the prevention of this pain .I have seeked many doctors but the pain still had not gone.

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