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BACK PAIN (Backache)

BACK PAIN (Backache)

 

Currently, low back pain is one of the most common problems that cause Labor loss. Considering that every person experiences low back pain at least once in their life, the severity of the situation can be better understood. But not every problem should frighten us.

 

CAUSES OF LOWER BACK PAIN

  • Improper use, such as overstretching, strenuous and repetitive activity, or heavy lifting
  • Trauma, injury or fractures
  • Degeneration of the spine, usually stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support your spine or the effects of aging (calcification)
  • Infection
  • Conditions such as obesity and posture disorders that increase the load on your spine
  • The weakness of waist muscles
  • Novelization or spasm
  • Buckling or stretching
  • Some rheumatic diseases
  • Psychological problems and stress
  • Mechanical conditions such as hernias (disc hernias) and lumbar shift (spondylolisthesis)
  • Osteoporosis and compression fractures
  • Congenital (present at birth) abnormalities in your vertebrae and bones
  • Intra-abdominal problems such as aortic aneurysm

 

 

IN WHAT CASES SHOULD I GO TO A DOCTOR?

Most low back pain is not dangerous, but it is necessary to know situations that require an application to a medical institution. Some of them;

  • Low back pain that coincides with fever
  • Leg weakness that develops suddenly or gradually worsens
  • Numbness in the groin
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Pain that worsens day by day
  • Pain that does not go away with rest and home treatments

 

Steps to reduce lower back pain;

  • Exercise programs can be organized to increase muscle strength, novelize flexibility, and mobility. (Sports such as Yoga, Pilates, and swimming are especially recommended)
  • Professional help can be obtained for stress management
  • Weight control
  • Orthopedic mattress use
  • Make ergonomic changes in the environment in which we work.

Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake

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