All you need to know about lumbago

Written by: Dr. David Moreta Munujos
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Low back pain is what we know as pain in the lumbar region, located in the back area between the last rib and buttocks. What can be classified according to various criteria, the most common, according to its duration: acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is usually intense and sudden appearance of limited duration ( days ranges from a few weeks). Chronic pain, on the other hand, occurs when the duration exceeds eight weeks. This is a moderate but persistent pain. It can also be classified according to pain intensity, although it is difficult to define because of its subjectivity.


Cause and origin

The origin of low back pain are varied, but usually there are two major types: The mechanical and inflammatory. The pain of mechanical origin is the most common, and is due to fostered by the function and loads we put on the column next to the progressive aging of the structures that form changes. Inflammatory, however, has its origin in diseases of the spine, and could be a spondylitis or systemic diseases (like osteoporosis or tumors ).

The most common back pain is mechanical. Within these, degenerative call is the most frequent among affected. Lumbago In such dynamic conditions affecting the posterior vertebral joints occur, and such deterioration leads to low back pain syndrome known as facet. This is the most common primary cause of lumbago.



As always, prevention is definitely the best treatment. Remove overweight, no unnecessary exertion, not accustomed to poor posture or not smoking, in addition to performing sport systematic way we help delay these degenerative phenomena. The treatments themselves will depend on the intensity or duration of lumbago. By taking anti-inflammatory is usually sufficient, although extreme cases can have the need to go through the OR. However, there are many treatments between.


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By Dr. David Moreta Munujos
Orthopaedic Surgery

Concerning specialized in the pathology of the commune orthopedist, Dr. Moreta Munujos has over 30 years of experience. It is a real expert in treating patients with vertebral compression fractures, arthritis of the spine, herniated disc, pinched and scoliosis. For three years he has been the Coordinator of Orthopaedic Surgery Service Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, ​​which is co-founder. He has published several times in specialty magazines. He is a member of several medical societies, among which stands out for having been president for three years, of the Spanish Society of Pathology Spine (GEER).

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