Causes, consequences and solutions
Back pain, often referred to as the "illness of the century", affects a large part of the world's population at one point or another in their lives. From simple muscle tension to more serious problems like a herniated disc, back pain can have multiple origins and vary in intensity. It is therefore essential to understand their causes and know the solutions to remedy them.
1. Causes of back pain
has. Mechanical causes
Mechanical pain is the most common and is generally due to poor posture, sudden movements or repetitive strain. This can lead to lower back pain, neck pain or even back pain. Herniated disc, scoliosis or osteoarthritis are also mechanical pathologies that can cause pain.
b. Inflammatory causes
They are less common but can be severe. Among them, we find ankylosing spondylitis which is an inflammation of the joints of the spine.
vs. Traumatic causes
Accidents, falls, or any other direct shock to the spine can cause acute or chronic pain depending on the severity of the trauma.
d. Other causes
Factors such as stress, certain illnesses such as infections or tumors can also cause back pain.
2. The consequences of back pain
Besides physical pain, back pain can lead to reduced mobility, chronic fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Psychologically, it can cause stress, depression and a reduction in quality of life. Additionally, chronic back pain can lead to work inability and increased dependence on medications.
3. Solutions to combat back pain
has. The basics
Adopt good posture:
Whether walking, sitting or sleeping, good posture prevents pain.
Regular physical exercise:
Strengthening muscles, especially the back muscles, helps support the spine.
Drink water :
We very often underestimate the power of water. It will lubricate our entire body from the inside and allow the proper functioning of all our organs and our entire body.
b. Medical treatments
Depending on the cause, specific treatments like anti-inflammatories just to alleviate the pain and in the worst case, surgery may be recommended.
vs. Alternative approaches
Methods such as osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture or yoga can be beneficial for some people suffering from back pain.
d. The heat
Heat is a quick and effective way to soothe back pain.
It prevents the muscles from contracting when in contact with the cold.
Back pain is a complex problem with multiple origins. Adequate care, combined with preventive measures, can often significantly improve the quality of life of those affected.
(It is always advisable to consult a health professional to assess the exact cause of the pain and obtain appropriate treatment) but that's what a doctor would tell you...
I invite you to pay attention to the language of your body and to “do it good” with stretching, relaxation with breathing and even heat if you feel tension. Drink water, be mobile by practicing appropriate sports activities according to your back pain.