Those who are spending a lot of the time sitting at the wheel, table or computer – often are having problems with the back pain, but do not pay attention to them. People think that this disease can not be treatable and goes by itself. But in reality, things could be much more difficult. What could be the causes of back pain and for which of them need medical treatment?
In 85% of cases, the chronic or episodic pain are associated with excessive loads on the lower back. Do not be surprised, even if you do not exercise, or not carrying weight and do not work in the garden day and night, the muscles of your back still experiencing everyday strain. When you sit and work on PC, back needs to maintain the bulk of your body weight. Therefore, doctors recommend that those who sit almost all day long at the work need to sit leaning on the chair as “deeper” in a chair as possible.
However, no one will not diagnose “fatigue back” to you. As a rule, mild back pain refers to the “uncertain reasons” and treat with the peace and proper posture in the chair. If the pain is not disappearing after 2 weeks or recur regularly, it is the sign to ask your doctor to do a more detailed examination. If you suffer from back pain, be sure to download the “Backpain Freedom” book. It describes a very effective treatment for back pain at home. I recommend this book!
According to the American Medical Association, 4% of patients with back pain are diagnosed with this disease. A compression fracture is a fracture of a vertebra, most commonly occurring in the elderly age and to the patients with osteoporosis. During this disease, bones become less dense and can break simply under the pressure of body weight. Therefore in this category are not included fractures as a result of an injury. So the patients do not know how do they break vertebra, but they will feel sharp nagging pain. Treatment of such fractures is strict bed regime and medication aimed at reducing the pain.
Herniated Disc Disease
Herniated discs are a fairly common problem, more common among the people over 40 (although it can be diagnosed at an earlier age). The reason is the degeneration of muscle and connective tissue. With age, spine is “settling” and the vertebrae are pressed closer to each other, the intervertebral discs have bulged beyond the vertebral column. The result is a compression of the nerve roots, which leads to severe pain in the lower back and legs. Usually, the localization of pain may tell the doctor where a hernia can be. But to confirm the diagnosis and find the location of a hernia patient need to do MRI scan.
Approximately 0.7% of patients complaining of back pain later found cancer. It could be cancer initially localized in the spine, or tumors that are metastatic from other organs. As can be seen from the statistics, such cases are extremely rare: cancer usually is “caught” on other symptoms, and if you have not had cancer previously, back pain is unlikely to portend you with this terrible disease.
One of the rare causes of back pain (0,01%). Usually, the infection does not begins with the spine but gets to it through the bloodstream from other parts of the body — the urinary channel, for example. Usually accompanied by fever like other infectious diseases.