Symptoms

Causes for Lower left back pain

Seven out of ten adults have had back pains during the course of their lives, but the good thing about this issue is that you can take certain precautions and measures in order to prevent them or at least reduce their intensity. If the prevention fails, a simply method of house treatment will help you deal with your back pains, as well as some specific movements of your body. Back pain is a symptom, not a condition, and it can happen at any age of your life. It’s most common in between 35 and 55, virtually identically represented in both genders. After menopause it’s fairly more common with women, and it’s also one of the leading reasons for inability of people over 45, where there are over dozens of millions workplaces lost due to this issue.

There are many causes for back pain to happen, with about 150 of these being lower left back pain causes. Most common low back pain is mechanical (about 90% of cases), while the inflammatory back pain only takes up for about 1 to 5% of all lower back pain causes.

Causes

Risk factors for low back pain are divided into individual, psychosocial and those related to physical strain. Individual factors are those linked to age, gender, education, smoking and overall health condition. These are the ones being most emphasized upon, while the psychosocial aspects are ignored. In a chronic low back pain only a small part of the cause of pain is taken over by the pathological substrate, with the biggest part being taken over by prolonged stress, tendency towards depression, emotional instability and the so called cognitive functions. Today we are all finding it difficult to cope with demands a modern lifestyle presents to us, as it changes our understanding of health and diseases but it also alters our opinion and reaction to painful impulses.

Bad posture, low physical condition and muscle and ligament weakness with degenerative changes to the locomotors specify the diagnosis and therapy.

Treatment

Optimal treatment includes pharmacological and other un-invasive procedures while only in a small percentage of cases surgery treatment is applied. Principles of the pharmacological treatment are based on pain suppression, sometimes inflammatory conditions as well. When choosing the treatment, you need to focus on finding the facts about how the treatment affects your body, with individual testing. Personalized and highly adaptive treatment need to be formed as a single therapy might be good for one patient while being completely ineffective for the other.

In some cases, non-steroid anti-rheumatics are used to suppress pain and inflammations, but treatment needs to be carefully dosed in amount and time and there are no hard evidences of one type of treatment being better than the other one. Physical therapy is a known method of recovery, which is applied due to the therapeutic effect of warm water which also makes it easier for patients to move around. This relieves the pressure from the patient’s back, significantly reducing the amount of pain experienced during the therapy.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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