Back pain: why do you suffer and how to treat pain?

Why Doctor takes stock of the causes and solutions to chronic back pain.

Back pain is the evil of the century: more than 90% of the population would suffer. Whether it is linked to unusual solicitation or regular stress, the solutions to make it disappear are many.

Why do you have back pain?

The reasons for the pains are multiple. First of all, when you use your back in an unusual way, while carrying heavy loads or sitting for a long time while driving, you may suffer from lumbago, that is, from the appearance pain in the lumbar region, located in the lower back.

Back pain can also occur during stress or overwork. The body then reacts by clenching its muscles. The back, which is a complex muscular area, is a preferred target.

Third cause: sedentary lifestyle. Not exercising leads to muscle weakness, which can cause chronic low back pain.

To exercise

A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of back pain? So, move! Take the time to walk, stretch and strengthen your lap belt to reduce the load on your back. Take advantage of practices such as swimming, yoga and brisk walking.

If your job forces you to spend the day behind a computer, think about doing quick exercises during the day.

Consult for surgical management

In the case of chronic low back pain, herniated discs or sciatica, the solution may be surgery. But keep in mind that this option should only be a last resort. It is also decided by the patient but also by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals.

In the case of herniated discs for example, the surgical procedure may be necessary to remove neuralgia by lifting compression of the nerve by the hernia. In 80 to 85% of cases, surgery provides significant relief to the patient.

Arthrodesis: a less invasive surgical technique

To heal certain conditions of the lower back, surgeons choose the arthrodesis. This technique involves fusing one or more painful vertebrae in the lumbar region to reduce movement between them and relieve pain.

It is used for age-related low back pain, back injuries or fractures, or pain associated with other diseases.

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