Back pain is the third leading cause of visiting a doctor all over the world. It usually goes away on its own and almost 90% of the persons suffering from lower backache recover within a few weeks. The pain may be sudden or gradual in onset and it may be of sharp or dull type. The pain can range from mild to severe and it may be felt intermittently or continuously.
The most frequently occurring type of back pain is mechanical back pain. It is the type of back pain which is aggravated by certain activities or type of back pain that is enhanced by some specific positions, for example, sitting for a prolonged period of time. This type of back pain is reduced or completely relieved by taking rest. It is the good thing that the symptoms are usually relieved with the passage of time. However, if the pain persists beyond 6 – 8 weeks, additional diagnostic modalities are needed to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of lower backache.
What are the Clinical Features?
The first symptom of lower back pain is a pain in the lumbosacral region. The other signs and symptoms are:
1. Radiation of Pain
The lower back pain may radiate to the back of thigh, front or sides of thighs and lower legs or it may be localized (confined to the aching area).
2. Worsening of Pain
This type of back pain usually aggravates with activity.
3. Effect of Posture
Commonly the pain worsens at night or during prolonged periods of continuous sitting such as during office work, sitting in front of T.V. or during a long car trip.
4. Numbness and Weakness
The affected person may feel numbness, weakness or tingling sensations in the regions of upper or lower limbs that receive the nerve supply from the pinched or compressed nerve.
5. Difficulty in Plantar Flexion
The patient may feel difficulty in the plantar flexion of the foot. It makes the patient unable to stand on toes. It is not possible more to move the affected foot in the downward direction. This happens due to compression or injury of the first sacral nerve.
6. Inability to raise Big Toe
When the fifth lumber nerve is compressed or injured, it is not possible for the affected person to raise the big toe of the affected side in the upward direction.
Does Acute Back Pain Get Better on its Own?
It is good to know that even if the exact underlying cause of backache is not defined, commonly the acute pain is relieved spontaneously with the passage of time. The originally inflamed tissues heal with the passage of time. Almost fifty to sixty percent of episodes of acute backache settle completely within a fortnight and eighty percent by six weeks. It is true that the severity and duration of a single episode cannot be predicted on the base of initial severity, onset, location, and type of pain. An excruciating type of pain is usually relieved within some days while mild to moderate type of pain continues for weeks. Among the persons suffering from back pain, almost thirty percent of the patients suffer from chronic pain or recurrent pain in the future.
How to Treat and Prevent Back Pain?
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Author: Spinal Backrack