Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Associate Professor Ahmet İnanır gave important information on the subject. Most people experience low back pain at least once in their life. There can be many reasons for low back pain. Therefore, low back pain should not be ignored. What causes back pain? What are the causes of back pain? What should be done to prevent back pain and protect back health?
What causes back pain?
Pain is a symptom. It is not a disease. Pain is not what needs to be treated; The main cause of the pain is the elimination of the disease or the repair of the malfunction.
Pain that lasts less than 6 weeks is called Acute Low Back Pain. It can occur after a specific activity or trauma, or it can be traumatized. Usually, the pain subsides spontaneously or may pass completely. About 30% of people who once experience severe back pain may have a repeat attack. However, if it is under control and maintenance, this risk of repetition can be minimized. Low back pain that lasts for more than three months is called Chronic Low Back Pain. The existing tissue disorder causes pain by affecting the nerve endings in the environment. What we see most is that the diseases that we can easily deal with in the acute pain period become chronic by leaning on the unskilled hands.
What are the reasons that trigger low back pain?
In order to make a real treatment, the real sources of pain should be investigated by a serious specialist physician examination and examinations. Being overweight, lifting heavy enough to cause a hernia or straining the waist structures, being leaning to work, doing work or standing by leaning forward while sitting or sitting for a long time, or staying in the same position for a long time, prolonged stressful periods, giving birth too much, doing housework in an unsuitable position. and doing it for a long time, without a break, not protecting the back in sexual life causes back problems.
What should be done to prevent back pain and protect low back health?
We are missing the most important thing. The main thing is to take precautions without pain in the lower back. Since the things that will cause low back pain are certain, we have to start by obeying them. The car without the necessary maintenance will leave us on the road, and the waist without the necessary maintenance and protection will one day make us experience this pain. First of all, obesity, that is, excess weight, is one of the leading causes of hernia or back pain. We have to make living without gaining weight a lifestyle. When we have back pain, the question arises. First of all, you should apply to a specialist doctor who is really experienced in this field; It should avoid making the malfunction chronic with fading procedures. Since the underlying cause may be a tumor, a very serious hernia, vertebral fracture or lumbar dislocation, people who do not know the subject well should not waste time with suggestions or treatments. Generally, the pain of the patients is perceived as the underlying cause has disappeared, and a disease that can be easily resolved may be more difficult to solve or become unsolved. We are not aware that it can cause serious problems for us. It is possible to make our people live painlessly and prevent the development of herniated disc beforehand. The aim is to eliminate the pain, not the definitive elimination of the underlying cause of the problem. This is a serious mistake and makes our patients capable of causing enormous problems in the future.
As a result, a lifestyle should be adopted in a way that does not have back problems and the risk of developing low back pain or hernia should be tried to be eliminated. If we are experiencing pain; Specialists / physicians who have worked hard on this subject should be sought and treated as soon as possible and in the easiest way. Treatment is not the way to be successful either; These are the methods that a specialist doctor will do.