Back Pain: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Written by: Dr. Carlos Luis Nebreda Clavo
Published: | Updated: 15/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

 

When to worry about back pain? What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of back pain is very characteristic. It is located back pain or can also be irradiated back pain, pain that continues towards one or towards both legs. We must be concerned and seek medical advice especially when we have taken the primary measures that are usually done as taking painkillers, anti-inflammatories, some rest, some movements or rehabilitation and some heat or physical measures. If all this does not improve our symptoms in a period no longer than a week we should see a doctor.

 

Why chronic back pain occurs?

Chronic back pain is usually caused by degeneration of components back. Remember that the back is like the structure of a building, is the structure of our body and is composed of bones, nerves, muscles and insertions of these. hence we do not care if our back, they eventually will worsen and produce pain.

 

What is the treatment of back pain?

The treatment of back pain is first of all in the accurate diagnosis of the disease or pathology that we have in the back. From this diagnosis we will on the one hand or otherwise. We usually start with the simplest and going from the simplest to the most complicated. The simplest means medication, rehabilitation or alternative therapies and whether these alternative therapies fail us as we go to another range, another rung of the ladder such as infiltrations and locks and we have finally certain types of treatments more advanced such as medullary electrical implants.

 

What can the patient on the day to alleviate the discomfort?

It is very important and essential that the patient understands that suffering from back pain suffers for the rest of his life and therefore care should be daily and continuous. This means that the patient must above all have a correct postural hygiene, must make a correct and precise exercises and should take your medication on time. This is critical to their well-being. If these therapies fail or these recommendations have to visit our doctor. Remember that chronic back pain, chronic pain and all must have a continuous monitoring.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Luis Nebreda Clavo
Pain Medicine

This doctor is part of the prestigious Institute Aliaga - Teknon Pain Clinic. After 20 years of experience is an expert anesthesiologist in pain. It has additional training in the United States and is the author of several books and articles on the subject.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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