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Back Pain

Back Pain

"In 2020, low back pain (LBP) affected 619 million people globally and it is estimated that the number of cases will increase to 843 million cases by 2050"

BACK PAIN is the discomfort or sometimes even debilitating pain that causes suffering. It is often associated with injuries or other affliction towards the back or the posterior which is the rear portion of the body that extends from the shoulders to the hips. Lower back pain is usually categorised into three different sub-types which are : acute, sub-acute and chronic low back pain.

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How Back Pain happen?

  • Lifting heavy and large item either once or repetitive will place great strain on your back
  • Wrong posture of the body and prolong sitting or standing posture more than 2 hour in daily life activity
  • Overweight individuals also high risk in getting slip disc as the disc have to support the additional weight
  • Natural aging is also causes slip disc as aging causes the disc to lose its original property

Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore: Sign and Symptom Back Pain

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4 Causes your back pain is getting worse

– Muscle or ligament strain
Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments

– Bulging or ruptured discs
The soft material inside a disc can bulge or rupture and press on a nerve

– Arthritis
Arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis

– Osteoporosis
Vertebrae can develop painful fractures if your bones become porous and brittle

"Overcoming Back Pain:
One Year Journey of a Strong Woman"

11 Surprising Risk Factors for back pain Don't Ignore These!

(1) AGE

Most patients experience lower back pain as they age. Back pain is more common as you get older, starting around age 30 or 40. Osteoporosis can develop, leading to fractures. Additionally, spinal stenosis increases with age due to lost cushioning and reduced muscle elasticity in the vertebrae.

 

(2) FITNESS

Out-of-shape people are more likely to develop back pain. Weak abdominal muscles create lack of support for the spine

 

(3) PREGNANCY 

Pelvic changes caused by increased pregnancy weight gain can cause lower back injuries. This does not always resolve after childbirth

 

(4) EXCESS BODY WEIGHT

Excess weight can cause back aches and pains. Excess body weight puts extra stress on your back

 

(5) GENES

Inherited conditions can cause lower back pain. Ankylosing spondylitis, a genetic form of arthritis, can cause lower back pain as spinal joints fuse together

 

(6) Job-related risks

Lifting and pushing heavy objects can cause injuries. Sedentary desk jobs can trigger back pain due to poor posture or back support

 

(7) Mental illness

Anxiety and depression can alter how a person perceives pain. Chronic pain can also lead to the development of psychological issues that affect the body in several ways

 

(8) Backpack overload

Heavy backpacks can strain younger children’s back muscles. Backpacks shouldn’t weigh more than 20 percent of the child’s body weight

 

(9) Smoking

Smokers have increased rates of back pain. This may occur because smoking prompts more coughing, which can lead to herniated disks. Smoking can also decrease blood flow to the spine and increase the risk of osteoporosis

 

(10) Improper lifting

Using your back instead of your legs can lead to back pain.

 

(11) LAck of EXercise

Weak, unused muscles in your back and abdomen might lead to back pain.

Unlocking Relief: How Manual Physiotherapy Treats Back Pain

1. MAnual Therapy

Evidence-Based Manual Therapy Techniques by Qualified Physiotherapists is used to reduce pain and elevate results.

 

2. hot/cold therapy

Applied to enhance relaxation and reduce pain. 

 

3. TENS

Used to relieve the pain. Electric stimulation will helps to improve the blood circulation, thus enhancing the healing process and reducing any swelling or discomfort

 

4. Exercise

Stretching and strengthening exercises need to be done regularly. Exercises will restore the movement and maintain the adequate strength and stability of the spine (lumbar) joint

 

5. Patient Education

  • Avoid repetitive trunk movements and weight lifting
  • Always strengthen your lower back and do not try to play or work through the pain
  • Remember to keep on correct posture

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