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All You Need To Know About Back Pain And How To Treat It

Lower back pain which is also known as lumbago, is not actually a disorder. It is a symptom of various different kinds of medical problems.

It normally develops from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back such as; ligaments, muscles, nerves and the bony structures that the spines are made of up, known as vertebral bodies or vertebrae.

It can also be occur has a result of a problem with nearby organs like the kidneys.

Based on research by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, about 75% to 85% of Americans would develop back pain in their lifetime. In about 90% of all cases, the pain gets better without undergoing surgery. It is important to seek medical attention from your doctor or medical consultant if you are experiencing back pain.

 Treatment for back pain

A lot of people do not need long treatments for back pain. Pain medications gotten over the counter are usually enough for treatment.

Perhaps in more serious cases, stronger treatments could be important, but they are typically provided under close monitoring from your doctor or medical consultant.

Medication

In most cases of back pain episodes, they are treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like; ibuprofen (Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). Pain relievers or analgesics like acetaminophen (Tylenol), are also treatment options, although they do not have the properties of anti inflammatory present in them.

You should be careful with medications such as ibuprofen if you are suffering from kidney issues or stomach ulcers.

Also, do not consume more than the recommended dosage of over the counter medications without talking to your doctor or medical consultant, because these medications can have serious side effects if not taken as prescribed.

Some other medication options include the following:

Topical rubs and ointments

Some topical products could be highly effective at reducing back pain. A lot of these products contain ingredients such as ibuprofen and lidocaine which can work better than a placebo when it comes to relieving pain. 

Opioids

Opioids are stronger pain medications that can be prescribed for a more serious pain. These medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) and a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone (Vicodin) work on the cells of the brain and body to reduce pain.

Muscle relaxants

Muscle relaxants can also be utilized for low back pain most especially if it is muscle spasms and thry are happening alongside pain. These relaxants work on the central nervous system to reduce pain.

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