The human back is a complex structure which consists of 24 vertebrae, intervertebral discs, tendon, ligaments, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
Back pain is not an unusual health problem. As name indicates, back pain is the pain felt anywhere on your back. Any people can get back pain. Most of the people will have to experience back pain even once in their life. Any damages to these components can lead to back pain.
Back pain can be acute or chronic. Most times, back pain can be relieved without any treatments. But in some cases, pain may persist or continue for longer periods. Medical diagnosis and proper treatment is necessary in such cases.
Back pain can affect people regardless of their age, but it is more common among people between ages 35 and 55.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMSSpinal--Problem
Most often back pain problems can be cured without any treatments. But for some people, pain may be continuing. Medical treatment is necessary in such cases.
Common sign and symptoms are;
Back pain can occur due to many reasons.
Any injuries or damages to any components of your back can result in back pain.
Strained muscles or ligaments
Causes related with everyday activities
Diagnostic imaging tests are not necessary always to detect your back pain. Physical examination or clues from the patients are much enough for most of the doctors to confirm your back pain.
But certain imaging tests can find the source of severe pains.
X-rays can show the alignment of the bones and whether the patient has arthritis or broken bones. Problems related with muscles, the spinal cord, nerves or disks may not be identified using this.
MRI or CT scans – herniated discs and problems with tissue, tendons, nerves, ligaments, blood vessels, muscles and bones can be traced by an MRI or CT scan.
Bone scan – A bone scan reveal bone fractures and tumors.
Electromyography or EMG – This test is usually conducted to confirm nerve compression caused by narrowing of spinal canal. Electrical impulses produced by the nerves would be measured here.
BACK PAIN TREATMENT
Certain home remedies and careful attention can reveal back pain in most cases. Some of the pain relievers are available without prescription of doctor. If you do not get benefit from this, other medications can be used.
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I am a software engineer based in Hyderabad. I hail from Kerala. I had a cervical disc prolapsed and was advised to undergo surgery at Hyderabad