Back Pain

The Back Pain Symptoms

Today we will discuss the back pain symptoms. If we suffer back pain we usually experience pain in the back area, stiff on the neck sometimes up to the legs or buttocks. It depends on each person.

Back pain divided into 2 :

  • Acute back pain – people experience pain in some time but will be reduced for a week or even a month. In the back pain, acute can heal within 3 months.
  • Chronic back pain – people experience persistent pain for long periods of time usually more than 3 months and may cause long-term problems.

According to the British National Health Service (NHS), most cases of back pain are not caused due to serious problems and will recover in some time.

There are some symptoms that need for attention if you experience symptoms like this, you should see a doctor:

  • Weight loss
  • High body heat above 38C
  • Have trouble urinating
  • Numbness (tingling) on the back (buttocks)
  • Numbness (tingling) in the genital area
  • Pain that is felt down to the legs
  • Loss of control of your stomach (unintentional defecation)
  • Back pain constantly
  • Pain that is felt down to the knee

According to the British National Health Service (NHS), the following group of people should also see a doctor for medical advice if they experience back pain:

  • People aged less than 20 years old and more than 55 years old
  • Patients taking steroids for several months
  • Drug abusers
  • Patients with cancer
  • Patients who have had cancer
  • Patients with decreased immune system

Diagnose Back Pain

Most general practitioners can diagnose back pain after performing a physical examination and an interview with a patient. Most cases do not require special tests or photo scans. But if the doctor feels there is an injury in the back, or if because the illness lasts long and the doctor suspects back pain caused by a certain cause then this is certainly needed further examination.

  • X-rays – indicate the cause of pain on your back. Checks for arthritis in joints or cracked bones.
  • MRI or CT Scan – to analyze problems in tissue, tendon, ligament nerves or disc damage
  • Bone Scan – the purpose of a bone scan is to find bone damage or bone tumor. This examination can also tell the brittles bone (osteoporosis). In this examination, the patient is injected by (substance radioactive) called a tracer, which is injected into a blood vessel.
  • Electromyography or EMG – an electrical impulse that produced by nerves measured. The purpose of this test is to find the source of back pain symptoms

Stay Health and I will continue some other time with another topic about back pain…

 

 

 

 

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10 comments

    Hi there
    I came across your site when looking for back pain solutions at home
    I have had severe pain due to a damaged disc
    Caused by a serious accident
    Since I was just eight years old
    Most days I simply “put up” with the pain
    However lately its been severe and when I pick up my young daughter I’m in agony
    I tend to take it easy by orders of my partner who stresses
    But you have reminded me of the importance to keep moving and convinced me to start yoga and stretching again. I knew it helped before and now I have prof to show my partner
    Thank you for the information

    Thank you bekki for your comment. Doing exercise regularly is one thing that can reduces back pain. I hope you consult first with your GP about exercise that fit you. Keep health..

    I was intrigued by the article and the information provided for back pain.

    Although I have had back pain what I thought was serious in the past and gladly did not meet the levels described in the article.

    On exception I am over 55. Is that typical diagnosis for people over 55 in general? What if you are very fit for you age, does that make a difference?

    Thank you for the information… Very well written and helped.

    Every person have different condition. every person is unique, we can generalize it. Maybe in your condition you feel very fit so when you feel something wrong with your back the reaction is common. But for some other people can be really serious. Thanks for dropping by Robert

    Hello,
    I suffer also from a back pain, as my baby is getting bigger and heavier each day I feel that my back is cracking under the pressure. I’ve seen that you recommend to exercise regularly, but unfortunately I have a problem finding time to exercise. What can other methods ease my back pain, without exercising of course?

    Thank you so much for your help

    Hi Henryan, thanks for sharing this post, back pain can turn into something really serious; i know because I had to deal with that for a long time, and your post is an encouragement to all who will read it, to take better care of our back.

    Back pain is one of those things that we’ve all experienced, however, in many different degrees. I’ve pulled my back out at work before, and it was hell for about 2-3 weeks; then it gradually got better. It’s scary how much even a little bit of back pain can affect our whole body and state of mind.

    Back pain can be very irritating. I hope you pay attention on how your posture at work. How you sit or working with laptop or computer. It may affect your back. Make sure your environment support your posture in good position. So your back pain won’t occur again.

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