Back pain is a common disorder and affects all age groups, from young to old age groups. It lowers the quality of life and increases your discomfort. Spinal injuries are treated through a multidisciplinary approach involving medical therapy, physical therapy, and occupational rehabilitation. Treatment is intended to relieve your pain, reduce inflammation, decrease stiffness and increase flexibility and mobility of your muscles. Read the following article to learn how you can heal your back:
The primary goal of the treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation in your spine. Medical therapy is usually combined with physical therapy for the management of the disease.
Back Pain is an extremely common condition that affects nearly everyone at least once in their lifetime. The lower back, or the lumbar region, supports the weight of the upper body and provides mobility for everyday activities such as bending and walking. Lower back pain usually results from injury to the muscles, ligaments, joints or the discs of the vertebral column.
Lower back pain can present itself in various ways, such as a dull pain, stinging pain extending from the lower back to the backs of the thighs (sciatica), muscle spasms, difficulty in standing up etc. The usual causes of spine pain are:
Manipal Hospitals is a reputable hospital for treating back pain, thanks to its expert faculty and cutting edge infrastructure and equipment’s. Patients visiting our hospital for treatments for back pain may be prescribed nonsurgical or surgical treatments or a combination of the two. Common non-surgical treatments include muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medications, back braces, and epidural steroid injections. Patients visiting our hospital for severe back pain may be advised surgery if non-surgical treatments have proven to be ineffective. There are two types of surgery for lower back pain:
• Lumbar Decompression: This is done to relieve pain caused due to nerve root pinching, which is also known as sciatica or radiculopathy.
• Lumbar fusion: This is performed to relieve pain at a painful vertebral segment, usually in response to conditions such as spondylolisthesis.
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