Back pain can be prevented. Continuous exercise, weight management, proper posture can prevent back pains. Bending the knees and keeping the back straight while lifting heavy objects is advised. There are other reasons why a person experiences back pains, some are connected to diseases or conditions like kidney stones, arthritis, and scoliosis. Back pain can be treated by taking medications, exercise, change in lifestyle, hot and cold compresses, injections, and sometimes, alternative medicines.
Some people resort to alternative medicines like acupuncture and acupressure. Acupuncture is a Chinese practice that uses thin needles, punctured on strategic nerve points, that helps soothe the pain and ultimately heals the patient. It has been known to cure back pains. Acupressure is a practice that applies pressure on certain parts of the body to ease the pain, though there are no studies that indicate that it can cure back pain.
Lower Back Pain
However if the pain is at the Lower back, it may be due to another symptom called lumbago. This is not a disorder but a symptom of several different types of medical problems. It usually results from a problem with one or more parts of the lower back, such as:
· ligaments, Muscles, Nerves or The bony structures that make up the spine, called vertebral bodies or vertebrae
It can also be due to a problem with nearby organs, such as the kidneys.
There are many other potential causes of back pain, but most of these are rare. Be sure to see your doctor if you experience regular back pain that does not go away. After ruling out the more common causes of back pain, your doctor will perform tests to determine if you have other more rare cause. These can include:
- narrowing of the spinal canal, or spinal stenosis
- displacement of one vertebral body onto another, called degenerative spondylolisthesis
- loss of nerve function at the lower spinal cord, called cauda equine syndrome (a medical emergency)
- fungal or bacterial infection of the spine, such as Staphylococcus, E. coli, or tuberculosis
- cancer or nonmalignant tumor in the spine