Lower back pain is so common, yet some people only experience it when they try to bend to get some stuff.In a position bending forward can put strain or pressure on the lower back. It may result in pain, which for some, they dont even remember when do they injured or hurt them self before.
In this write up we will get some idea about the causes and treatments of lower back pain when bending over, as well as some tips for prevention and also describe when to visit a doctor for more further checks.
Some causes of lower back pain when bending include:
Lower Back Strain
Lower back strain cause back pain when bending over. Bending forward will put pressure on the lower back, by causing the muscles to stretch. Unknowingly, it will strain the muscles and cause inflammation and muscle spasms if the muscles is weak.
Stiffness in the lower back, felt tightness, Cant stand for long, and a range of motion on the torso area are limited. All stated earlier are indication of a lower back strain.
The strain can be treated and reduce with ample of rest and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some over the counter medication options are ibuprofen. Massage, applying ice and heat, and using electrical muscle stimulation therapies may also help. Physical therapy exercises can strengthen the back and help prevent further injuries.
The vertebrae in the back are cushioned by disks that act as shock absorbers and help to stabilise the lower back.
Herniated disk happens when one of the disk slip out of position and put pressure on the nerve running along the spine. Normally this will happens as we get older, when the disk degenerate, its easier to shift.
Feel weakness in one leg. If more serious you will feel numbness in the legs and sometimes will feel numbness on lower back.
Resting and taking NSAIDs usually helps. Steroid injections in the space around the nerve can relief pain, it can also relieve inflammation. If condition more severe, the doctor may recommend a surgery.
It is a chronic condition that affects the spine because of inflammation, and usually affect the joints near the pelvis and hips. When a persona with such conditions try to bent over they will feel pain, other forms of discomfort and stiffness.
Over time, this inflammatory condition can cause the bones in the spinal joints to fuse. When it is so severe ,it can cause changes in a person’s posture, making them to hunched.
Experience pain when pressed on their lower back and the area above the pelvic bones.
NSAIDs to reduce pain and inflammations. Along the process if it got worst, medications like tumor necrosis factor blockers may prescribe to further help in reducing inflammation, such as adalimumab and etanercept. In some condition physical therapy helps improve such conditions.
When to see a doctor
Immediate medical attention is need if someone are unable to move any muscle or joint bottom half of their body. More severe if they lose control of their bowels or bladder. Any of these situations requires fast treatment to prevent further nerve damage.
If back pain worsens in spite of home care or does not resolve within 2 weeks, it may be a good idea to see a doctor. The doctor can help determine whether to consult a specialist, such as an orthopaedic doctor or a neurosurgeon.
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