Back Pain

The most common symptom of many of spinal disorders is pain. Back pain is complicated – absence from work is very often caused by back pain. A huge number of all doctor visits are related to back pain. Pain is the main reason to see an orthopedic specialist.

Causes of back pain

As widespread as back pain is, the causes are just as varied. The spine is a highly complex system with different functions. In principle, any structure may trigger pain. Normal ageing processes lead to changes in the vertebrae, ligaments and intervertebral discs. Stress can lead to painful tension. A sudden jerky movement can lead to brief blockages.

Frequently, structural changes that can be visualized using imaging procedures are not clearly associated with the individual patients’ pain.

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Causes of back pain

As widespread as back pain is, the causes are just as varied. The spine is a highly complex system with different functions. In principle, any structure may trigger pain. Normal ageing processes lead to changes in the vertebrae, ligaments and intervertebral discs. Stress can lead to painful tension. A sudden jerky movement can lead to brief blockages.

Frequently, structural changes that can be visualized using imaging procedures are not clearly associated with the individual patients’ pain.

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What does back pain mean for me?

Back pain is always uncomfortable, often unbearable, and sometimes it makes any movement impossible. Hence it has a great influence on the quality of life, partly because it can be frustrating to find a solution. A trip with the family or a meeting with friends can be an ordeal. Fortunately, this pain is usually of short duration.

What does back pain
mean for me?

Back pain is always uncomfortable, often unbearable, and sometimes it makes any movement impossible. Hence it has a great influence on the quality of life, partly because it can be frustrating to find a solution. A trip with the family or a meeting with friends can be an ordeal. Fortunately, this pain is usually of short duration.

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Prevention – Strengthen the back is the best therapy

Fortunately, acute back settles within a few days by itself in most cases. Usually it is sufficient to take remedy oneself with heat applications that accelerate the healing. If the pain is more severe, the use of analgesics makes sense to avoid the vicious circle of pain and tension. Additionally, a good program for strengthening your back and abdominal muscles is always a good idea. Well trained core muscles are the best guarantee for a healthy back. But there are alarm signals for a more severe disease: Should the pain be intense, accompanied by numbness, paralysis or even disturbances of bowel or bladder function, you should seek medical attention immediately. Only when pain prevails despite physical therapy and pain medication for more than 6 weeks, it is time to think about taking further actions.

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Prevention – Strengthen the back is the best therapy

Fortunately, acute back settles within a few days by itself in most cases. Usually it is sufficient to take remedy oneself with heat applications that accelerate the healing. If the pain is more severe, the use of analgesics makes sense to avoid the vicious circle of pain and tension. Additionally, a good program for strengthening your back and abdominal muscles is always a good idea. Well trained core muscles are the best guarantee for a healthy back. But there are alarm signals for a more severe disease: Should the pain be intense, accompanied by numbness, paralysis or even disturbances of bowel or bladder function, you should seek medical attention immediately. Only when pain prevails despite physical therapy and pain medication for more than 6 weeks, it is time to think about taking further actions.

A multi-ethnic group of young adults are taking a aerobic dance fitness class together at the gym. They are wearing athletic clothing and are dancing to the sound of the music.

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