Lower Back Pain
Not being able to sit straight on a chair or in a car for a long time, pain while walking or other daily activities, getting out of bed painfully, and not daring to load the back are just a few examples of common problems our clients experience while suffering from lower back pain.
Nowadays, we tend to move around less and we load our backs unilaterally. Back pain, and lower back pain in particular, are becoming more common. Because of lower back pain, our body tries to avoid certain painful postures, resulting in the body adapting a posture that can put even more stress on the body. At Pain Away Clinic we have licensed physicians specialized in relieving you from lower back pain.
The symptoms might differ from person to person because we are all built slightly different and each person is unique. Another factor that comes into play is different lifestyles (active vs. non-active). Lower back pain can arise on both the left and the right side of the lower back, although it is often difficult to pin point the exact location, as the pain can radiate throughout the back, and even throughout the lower body.
Most common symptoms of lower back pain our clients experience:
- The lower back is stiff or stuck
- Sore pain at the bottom of the back
- Pain shoots or cramps in the lower back
- Sudden cramps with certain movements
- Radiance of the pain to the buttocks or thighs
- Stabbing pain at the back in the lower back
The cause of lower back pain is not always clear. In certain cases, a direct change in our lifestyle can cause lower back pain, such as changing to a new mattress or a new desk chair. This is specially true if the older model caused our posture to adjust to avoid pain. In other cases, pain develops with no obvious reason (also known as Lumbago). Usually this type of back pain is temporary and will disappear within a few days up to a few weeks.
Most lower back pain is caused by one or a combination of the following:
- Poor posture (long-term)
- Excessive load on the muscles
- Incorrect bending or twisting of the back
- Incorrect lifting techniques
- Being overweight and obesity
Types of Pain
Besides pain in the lower back, a lower back pain can also cause pain in the neck, shoulders, head, hips, or legs. It is important to assess whether the pain is acute (less than 6 weeks), subacute (6-12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks). The Pain Scale for Lower Back Pain is a helpful tool if you are not sure how to express the pain you are experiencing.
Find Treatment in Bangkok
If left untreated, lower back pain can cause chronic complaints that are difficult to treat in a later stadium (e.g. when your body has adapted to a different but poor posture). Most often the pain and complaints just keep getting worse. If you think you are suffering from lower back pain, don’t hesitate to find treatment from a licensed physician. Pain in the lower back can bring down the quality of life and make our daily lives a big challenge.
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