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Hoping all of you are keeping well and managing to get on with Your Lives in Good Health and in Peace. These days the on going Health issue is causing much stress and also people working from home and not much relaxation or exercises seems to result in aches in the body mainly Neck, Shoulder and Back aches. That I thought of writing about it!
How Anxiety Causes Back Pain: And How to Stop It
- Anxiety, especially chronic anxiety, commonly leads to back pain
- Muscle tension may be the primary cause, but there are other supplementary anxiety symptoms that could also cause back pain
- Simple lifestyle changes can reduce some of the back pain
- One simple change: posture, which can be affected by anxiety in several ways
- Eliminating back pain from anxiety, specifically, traditionally requires anxiety treatments
Low Back Pain
Also known as: lumbagoPain or ache in the lower region of the back, varying in intensity.
- Pronunciation: Lumbago /lʌmˈbeɪɡoʊ/
- Usual onset: 20 to 40 years of age
- Duration: 65% get better in 6 weeks
- Types: Acute (less than 6 weeks), sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks), chronic (more than 12 weeks)
- Frequency: 25% in any given month
Low back pain is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Sudden jerks in a motor vehicle
- Excessive strain on the muscle due to prolonged sitting or wrong positioning while sleeping
- Prolonged use of high heel shoes
- Also common during pregnancy, before/during menstruation
Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases:
- Apply muscle relaxant ointments or sprays
- Try resting the back for a while
- Avoid heavy physical activities for couple of days
- Apply heat or cold compress – depending on what soothes the body
- Try over the counter pain relievers.
- Avoid jerky or painful movements
- Observe the pain location and intensity, whether the pain is constant or appears during certain activities like bending, stretching and such
See a doctor if you notice:
- Persistent pain for over 72 hours
- Recurrent pain
- Spreading of pain to other regions like leg, arms or neck
- Difficulty sleeping, sitting or disturbance in daily activities
See a doctor immediately if you notice:
- Severe and unbearable pain
- Other symptoms like fatigue, fever etc
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain can range from a muscle aching. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking. Fortunately, you can take measures to prevent or relieve most back pain episodes. If prevention fails, simple home treatment and proper body mechanics often will heal your back within a few weeks and keep it functional.
Back pain includes lower back pain, middle back pain, upper back pain or low back pain with sciatica. Nerve and muscular problems. Back pain symptoms may be relived with pain medication.
Lower left back pain is a condition that affects many people – young and old. Very often, lower back pain affects just one side of your body and can cause discomfort ranging from mild aches to agonizing sharp pain. Lower back pain is also called lumbago because it causes discomfort in your lumbar region or lower back. This is the area in your lower back that is above your hips and below the bottom of your back rib cage. Muscle injury, nerve damage can all result in pain in the lower left back side.
What is sciatica?
Back pain includes lower back pain, middle back pain, upper back pain or low back pain with sciatica. Nerve and muscular problems. Back pain symptoms may be relived with pain medication. Sciatica is a condition that can lead to pain in the back and legs. It occurs when pain travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower spine, and travels through the hip and buttock and down the back of the leg to the foot. There are a range of different causes of sciatica. In most cases, the condition gets better over time, either on its own or with treatment.
Back pain and stress. We typically talk about back pain as mid-back and low-back pain. Over time, both affect your posture and the way you walk, which can lead to pain in the hips, knees, and feet. Mid-back pain includes muscles that are affected by breathing, including the chest and shoulder muscles. When you’re stressed, your breathing patterns change and cause strain and tension in the mid-back.
Anyone can develop back pain, even children and teens. These factors might put you at greater risk of developing back pain:
- Age. Back pain is more common as you get older, but young people also can get it.
- Lack of exercise. Weak, unused muscles in your back and abdomen might lead to back pain.
- Excess weight. Excess body weight puts extra stress on your back.
- Diseases. Some can contribute to back pain.
- Improper lifting. Using your back instead of your legs can lead to back pain.
- Psychological conditions. People prone to depression and anxiety appear to have a risk of back pain.
- Smoking. Smokers have increased rates of back pain. This may occur because smoking prompts more coughing.
You might avoid back pain or prevent its recurrence by improving your physical condition and learning and practicing proper body mechanics.
To keep your back healthy and strong:
- Exercise. Regular low-impact aerobic activities — those that don’t strain or jolt your back — can increase strength and endurance in your back and allow your muscles to function better. Walking and swimming are good choices. Talk with your doctor about which activities you might try.
- Build muscle strength and flexibility. Abdominal and back muscle exercises, which strengthen your core, help condition these muscles so that they work together like a naturally for your back.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight strains back muscles. If you’re overweight, trimming down can prevent back pain.
Avoid movements that twist or strain your back. Use your body properly:
- Stand smart. Don’t slouch. Maintain a neutral pelvic position. If you must stand for long periods, place one foot on a low footstool to take some of the load off your lower back. Alternate feet. Good posture can reduce the stress on back muscles.
- Sit smart. Choose a seat with good lower back support, armrests and a swivel base. Placing a pillow or rolled towel in the small of your back can maintain its normal curve. Keep your knees and hips level. Change your position frequently, at least every half-hour.
- Lift smart. Avoid heavy lifting, if possible, but if you must lift something heavy, let your legs do the work. Keep your back straight — no twisting — and bend only at the knees. Hold the load close to your body. Find a lifting partner if the object is heavy or awkward.
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