Low back pain is a very common disease

Written by: Dr. Francesc Soler Romagosa
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Low back pain, a term used to refer to pain in the lower back (lumbar area) is a very common disease in the population.

lumbago This condition is so prevalent in trauma because it can appear in different situations of daily life such as carrying the shopping bags. Seniors are one of the risk groups most likely to suffer back pain pictures. In the latter case, the origin of low back pain of osteoarthritis would be the presence in the vertebrae.


Causes of low back pain

The primary cause of low back pain is contracture "paravertebral" muscles, the muscles that is located on either side of the spine. It is for this reason that the back pain of muscular origin is manifested in either side of the lower back.

Muscle contractures occur for different reasons: when a sudden effort is done by maintaining for a period of inadequate finished or when a muscle strain with activity followed without it is ready for it occurs positions.

Other causes of low back pain are eg wear processes of the vertebrae (OA) or fracture of a vertebra by trauma. These causes have their roots in the spine itself.


Treatments for low back pain

The physical rest is the most effective treatment for low back pain, when it is in the acute or initial phase. To improve the symptoms, apply a heat source to the lower back level, such as a heating pad. If there is no improvement, you should see a doctor to prescribe this medication with anti-inflammatories, analgesics and / or muscle relaxants. Finally, a few days after drug treatment it is convenient to go to the physiotherapist.


How to prevent low back pain?

The best prevention for low back pain is to have a force of sufficiently good lumbar muscle for muscle contraction and the consequent backache box load when any activity or repetitive work is done not appear.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Francesc Soler Romagosa
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Soler Romagosa is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery EGARSAT (Mutual of Accidents at Work). Expert in the treatment of knee joint pathology and shoulder trauma is a recognized leader in sports and work injuries. In addition, it is also a leader in regenerative therapies and application of platelet-rich plasma and cell therapy. Dr. Soler Romagosa has impartado different courses at national and international levels. He is a member of various society as the "European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy" (ESSKA), the "ESSKA Cartilage Comission" and "International Cartilage Repair Society" (ICRS) and a full member of the "Spanish Company Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology "(SECOT) and" Spanish Arthroscopy Association "(AEA).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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