Move to avoid back pain

Move to avoid back pain
Extract from the article: The effects of back pain on everyday life are felt. However, few patients really care about this persistent pain, mistakenly believing that it will disappear as it appeared.

The effects of back pain on everyday life are felt. However, few patients really care about this persistent pain, mistakenly believing that it will disappear as it appeared.

When the back pain is mechanical, the temporary pain may subside on its own. But it can also be of inflammatory origin, linked to diseases such as spondylarthritis for example. In which case a precise diagnosis is essential. However, some people wait up to 10 years or more before their inflammatory back pain is correctly identified.

Do not remain sedentary

Low back pain is pain in the lower back. It can be temporary or chronic. In all cases, prolonged rest is a bad therapeutic solution. Immobilisation weakens the back and is an important factor in the loss of confidence. It risks reinforcing the fear of moving and, ultimately, increasing the risk of recurrence. On the contrary, in order to heal quickly, low back pain sufferers must resume physical activity as soon as the pain stops being annoying, on the advice and under the control of the physiotherapist.

A distinction must be made between common low back pain and so-called symptomatic low back pain. The former are not serious in the medical sense of the term. Nevertheless, they can be very painful and require medical advice. In some cases, low back pain can be caused by an underlying disease, such as cancer, infection, fracture or malformation. This is the so-called symptomatic form. In general, therefore, when faced with persistent low back pain, it is imperative to seek medical advice in order to identify the exact problem.  This step is essential before deciding on the best therapeutic strategy.

William O.

 

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The effects of back pain on everyday life are felt. However, few patients really care about this persistent pain, mistakenly believing that it will disappear as it appeared.

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