Back pain is known a disease for elderly, but it turns out that back pain can be experienced by people in their thirty. Heavy workers, athletes, pregnant women, even office workers can experience it. How to handle back pain? What is the medication for back pain? Contrary to popular belief, it turns out that back pain can be overcome without taking medication, you know.
Lumbago is a pain that occurs in the area below the rib cage or ribs above the leg bone. Lumbago can be different, ranging from not too sick, but lasts up to 12 weeks or more (chronic), to very intense pain that comes suddenly (acute) for several days or weeks and makes you not can move.
Causes of Lumbago
Lumbago can be caused by many things, one of which is a problem in the muscles such as sprains or sprains.
Sprained muscles and sprains back
Sprains can even be said to be the main cause of acute back pain. Sprains can be caused by muscle or tendon stretching excessively or tearing of ligaments (joint connective tissue). Sprains are usually caused by tendons (tissue that attaches muscles to bones) or torn muscles. Well, this can happen when you turn your body, lift things that are too heavy, lift things with an inappropriate body position, or do excessive stretching.
The shape of the spine
Spinal deformities, such as spine kyphosis or lordosis, which are birth defects can also cause recurrent back pain in middle age.
Trauma to the back
Ligaments, tendons, and muscle wounds can also be caused by injury when exercising, a car accident, or falling from a certain height.
Other reasons of back pain
In addition to the above causes, other causes of back pain include reproductive organ infections in women, kidney stones, narrowing of the spine, inflammation of the prostate gland, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, prostate cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, and many again.
How to cure back pain?
Most acute back pain can heal itself. While chronic back pain can require medical care and surgical procedures. Lumbago can be relieved or treated in the following ways:
Back pain creams and patches
Lumbago can be alleviated by applying a cream or applying a pain relief patch on the part that feels painful. These pain relieving creams and patches are usually sold freely and contain ingredients such as:
- Salicylate. Pain relief patches and patches usually contain these painkillers. When absorbed into the skin, salicylates can relieve pain, especially in joints close to the skin, such as fingers, knees and elbows.
- Counterirritants. Ingredients like menthol and methyl salicylate can create a cold or hot sensation in the skin that can distract you from pain.
- Capsaicin. When first applied, creams and patches that contain capsaicin can cause tingling or burning sensation on the skin. It doesn’t take long before you feel the results of capsaicin in reducing pain.
Pain relief patches and patches have advantages when used. Pain relieving cream is easy and convenient to use because it is sufficiently smeared in areas that are painful. The applied cream can also be removed by washing it with water. Other people can not know if it turns out you are using a pain reliever cream. This is because the cream does not leave marks or is visible visibly.
When using patches, you can control the absorption of active ingredients into the skin. If you want to stop the absorption of active ingredients, you can release them from the skin. Not only that, the active ingredients contained are slowly released into the skin. In addition, there is only a little residue – or even no residue at all – that sticks to the hand and makes it oily.
The use of patches is believed not to cause an overdose because the active ingredients and surface area of the patch have been calculated according to the appropriate dosage for the user. The old patch must be removed first before the new patch is attached. The risk of patches being swallowed intentionally or in direct contact with sensitive body parts such as the eyes and mucous membranes is also low.
People who move a lot turn out to recover faster from back pain than those who just lie down. Walking around the house or walking to the stall is enough to reduce back pain. Initially it may hurt, but keep trying to move every day.
Exercise for back pain
Exercise, such as swimming and yoga, regularly and actively every day will help reduce lumbago. The important thing is, choose the type of body that you like and does not add pain.
Change sleep position can reduce back pain
Changing sleep position can reduce pain. If you sleep on your side, pull your legs slightly toward your chest and place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees.
Therapy for back pain
If your back pain doesn’t go away in more than six weeks, contact a trusted doctor and do therapies such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or acupuncture. If a disease is found in organs in the body, then immediately do the treatment according to the doctor’s advice.
Operation for back pain
The operation is carried out only if various methods have been carried out but the back pain is still haunting, even making you difficult to sleep and unable to carry out daily activities.
Everyone certainly does not want to suffer from a back pain, especially until they have to lie on the operating table. Therefore, immediately contact the emergency department if you suffer from back pain accompanied by chest pain, unable to move the body, severe pain in the waist or neck, numbness, or tingling.
Call 64762106 or SMS 84998384 for back pain specialist appointment.