Got Sharp Back Pain? It Never had to Happen!
4 out of 5 people with suffer with upper of lower back problems during their lifetime
Back problems come in many guises, so much so that sometimes the pain and discomfort might not even feel like it's in the back even though this is where the root cause of the discomfort comes from. Sadly, there will be tens of thousands, if not millions, of everyday folks looking for relief or cure from upper (dorsalgia) or lower back issues at some point during their lifetime. It is the lower back which causes the most grief overall, especially among men. Although there is plenty of useful advice around, most of it is on prevention rather than treatment. And anyway, the last thing someone suffering from agonising pain needs is a leaflet on how they could have prevented this problem.
Conventional treatments for back muscles pain, and a sore back generally, often come in the form or strong pain killers which only mask, not cure, the problem. With so few effective conventional treatments for back problems, it’s hardly surprising that people are willing to try out natural cures for problematic backs in the modern age. We're not suggesting or recommending anyone seek back pain solutions from non-professionals, but merely pointing out the fact that some folks do out of sheer desperation.
Beware Unqualified Back Specialists: Your back is your life! Without it, you are unable to feel and function normally. Even though you may well be desperate for a cure, whatever you do, please do not visit those unrecognised and unqualified alternative healers. There have been too many horror stories in the past with folks paying hard earned cash only to have their problem intensified.
Like all medical conditions, it's never a good idea to self diagnose, self treat, or seek help and advice from those not qualified or registered to care for backs. Back pain advice from non-qualified yet well meaning people, or the internet (including this page), should be used for reference only. Whether you have sharp back pain, or a gnawing loer back pain, diagnoses and treatment should always be administered by a professional.
Let's make no bones about it (forgive the pun!), but sharp back pain is no joke. Nor is any form of long lingering back muscles pain, which can and has, made grown men cry. Dull back pain and persistent aching is bad enough, but once identified, the pain can be managed with medication up to a point. But a spontaneous sharp back pain is made ever worse by its suddenness and that the victim doesn't know what on earth is going on or has just happened, especially if this is a first time occurrence. A lot of back problems are avertable, especially loer back pain. Simply by knowing how to walk, sit, and lift etc, can prevent many complaints. This knowledge is known as Kinesiology,or human kinetics, which is the science of human movement.
Although we humans are all put together using the same parts, we are nonetheless completely different. We're different shapes, sizes, weights, and can live any one of a multitude of various lifestyles. You're less likely to suffer from back muscles pain if your build is one of long legs and a short back. The more back (torso) you have, the more prone you are to mid and loer back pain generally. That doesn't mean long legged people with short backs done suffer from dull or sharp back pain, it just means they are less prone to it. Keep reading for some preventative back pain advice.
Very few people want to hear about preventative measures after the incident, but it's crucial they do. To think that that sever and sharp back pain was a one off as a consequence of one bad move or incidence, is just asking for trouble. The back pain advice that can ever be given is that of how to lift, stretch, and bend correctly whatever our age. It's not hard to see why the human population has so many back issues when you think about how many of use slouch, slump into chairs, walked with dropped shoulders, and life without bending our knees etc. It's also important to point out that not many folks who experience a bad back never fully recover from it.
Please note this very important fact. Self diagnosis and treatment can actually turn your back pain remedy into a back pain nightmare. Seriously, nothing should be done about a back complaint until it's been examined and treated by a conventional doctor. You may have *sciatica and not even know it. There are right exercises for sciatica and there are wrong exercises for sciatica, and the same goes for pain relief medications. Let the medical professional advise which low back pain exercises, if any, are safe and beneficial to your condition. If you're in desperate need to cure back pain, please don't take desperate measures and get a correct diagnosis without delay.
When you're suffering from a sever sharp back pain or a persistent loer back pain, you don't care whether pain relief medication is a treatment of a cure so long as it stops the hurt. However, not only do we become resistant and reliant on strong pain medication over time, it is not going to solve our back problem, but rather give us an additional health concern of drug dependency too. So the long and short of it is if your pain doesn’t sort itself out, or start to ease, within a few days of its onset, then seek medical advice without further delay.
Back Pain Tidbits
The Common Symptoms of Back Pain
There are some typical back pain symptoms to look out for and these symptoms refer to the 3 areas of common back pain which are; upper, middle, and lower back pain. We're going to start off by looking that the most common symptom which is persistent aching & stiffness.
Persistent Aching & Stiffness
The most common symptom of back pain is persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along the spine. The spine runs all the way up the back from the base of the neck right down to the hips. Constant stiffness or aching anywhere along the spinal area should be looked at by a medical professional.
Not all Back Pain is Equal
Sometimes the symptoms of back pain are no obvious. This is especially the case when injury to the lower back might not be where the main area of pain is. There may well be hurt the buttock area and in some cases stem all the way along the back of a thigh and right down to the calf and even the toes. These symptoms are often caused by damage radiating from the small of the back even if it might not feel like it.
Heed the Warnings (symptoms)
How many times have we hurt ourselves by lifting, bending, stretching, or turning suddenly. The less supple the body is, the more likely we are to injure ourselves. Often times, whenever we get a sharp localised pain in the neck area, upper or lower back, caused by any the above, we rest a while, and as soon as the pain has subsided, we get up and carry on as normal. This could be a big mistake, especially if the initial pain was severe as we may have caused a latent injury.
Whenever such as thing happens, it is recommended to not over do anything and ease back into normal movement over the next few days with caution. You'll soon come to know if the pain was a temporary one or whether or not something more serious has occurred. In any case, if the pain persists, be it dull or mild, it's your body's way of telling you something's not right, so best get things checked out.
Remember, the older we get, the less supple our bodies become and as a consequence of that we are more likely to injure our backs and other joints by everyday tasks.
Another common back pain symptom is the inability to stand straight without sever discomfort and or pain. This tenderness and hurt often manifests as severe muscle spasms.
* Sciatic Nerve Pain Without getting to medical about is, perhaps the most simplistic way of describing the sciatic nerve, in layman's terms, is to is point out that this is a really long nerve that begins at the human hip and runs right the way down the leg. The reason so many people are looking for sciatic pain relief is because this never is often the course of aching backs, and even sever back problem.
Perhaps the most prescrived methods of relief in the majority of cases, are the use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs). These will include things like ibuprofen or naproxen, heat treatments, therapeutic exercises (under the guidance of a medical professional), ultrasound, and sometime cortisone injections. Backs can at times be complicated and so self diagnosis and treatments are no recommended. Always, consult your doctor or specialist for advice if you have back concerns.
Watch the Weight! One of the best preventative measures for back pain is that of losing weight if you're over what you should be. Excess weight seems to get into just about every health issues known to mankind, and back pain is no exception.
Wearing Sensible Footwear: Preferably flat shoes are the best for preventing back pain, and even better if they have good support and cushioned soles. This type of footwear reduces stress on the back.
Try to Avoid Sudden Movements. Although this might seem obvious, one of the biggest problems with pain killers is that they can have the back sufferer forgetting he's got a problem. This in turn might see him bending, stretching, or turning normally, and that can stunt healing at best, or make things a whole lot worse.
Watch your Posture: The way in which we sit, stand and lie down is perhaps the biggest way to either prevent of cause back pain. When mother used to say things like, "stand up straight, sit up straight, bend your legs when lifting' and other such commands, they were done for a reason. Those people who develop a poor posture are a lot more likely to suffer from bad backs and endure back pain symptoms than those who have a good posture.