More than 70 percent of the population suffers from back pain. In most cases it is lower back pain, so pain in the lower back section. Here, Dr. Steven Greer expresses very clear opinions on the subject. If they are not taken seriously and chronically, can lead to serious problems. What causes back problems and what can be done about chronic pain? Initial studies for the experts she is in the diagnosis of back pain following important question: If symptoms of irritation or neurological deficits before as an indication of damage to nerve roots? First and foremost is a selective survey of the patient and subsequently a clinical neurological examination is essential in order to capture any failures and to determine the location of the injury. Frequently, X-ray examination methods for detecting depressed fractures or MRI for the detection or exclusion of a herniated disc required. When the existence of neurological deficits with a rectal bladder dysfunction or paralysis of the rapid Diagnosis is particularly important because it can result directly therapeutic steps. Are there other causes? Not always back problems result from poor posture or physical strain – in some cases the pain is also another underlying disease.
Thus, for example back pain, both a symptom of ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease, his experience as well as an advanced osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. Therapeutic approaches what can you do for chronic back trouble, especially if the pain is acute? First of analgesic and anti-inflammatory NSAIDs are usually announced by a specialist. However, the effect only as long as the drug remains in the body. Products with long-term use is not recommended, as higher doses in the long run bring the risk of kidney damage with and burden the stomach lining. Newer agents – so-called COX-2 inhibitors – are gentler on the stomach. Most importantly, despite the back problem maintain physical activity.
Then studies a significant reduction in pain and a reduction in sick leave days have been established. Especially the chronic back pain on these studies have shown that exercise is superior to other therapies. Almost indispensable here is the physiotherapists therapy, but also all the physiotherapy facilities often lead to the goal. When it comes to Bechterew’s disease, early diagnosis is crucial for the prognosis. Therapeutically is the physical therapy with strengthening the back muscles to prevent and pain prophylaxis in the foreground. In degenerative back pain in addition to physical therapy and pain medication is often an osteoporosis treatment is successful with reduced bone density.