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Back Pain: Bad Sitting Postures, Strained Muscles Result

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Back Pain: Result of Bad Sitting Postures and Strained Muscles

 

bad sitting posture and back pain

 

Back pain is the most common complaint in United States with 8 out of 10 people suffering from it at some point in their life. Majority of them are not aware as to what causes this back related pain. In most cases, strained muscle is the culprit. Even if the pain is sudden, the cause may have been long-lasting.

Back pain is the most common complaint in United States with 8 out of 10 people suffering from it at some point in their life. Majority of them are not aware as to what causes this back related pain. In most cases, strained muscle is the culprit. Even if the pain is sudden, the cause may have been long-lasting.

In majority of the cases the back pain does not persist for too long and so is not to be worried about. But, if pain persists for a considerable time, medical attention is necessary. Since strain is the major cause, relaxing the strained muscles i.e., taking rest on bed is believed to be the best way out. But studies have shown that it is better to go on with our regular life while taking necessary pain relieving measures.

The back pain is usually categorised into acute and short or recurring or chronic and long. The acute kind disappears within six weeks of notice. The home remedies have proved to be particularly relieving for this kind. People suffering recurring pain will have it reappearing now and then. Since the chronic type persists for a prolonged period of time, it poses a serious problem. Immediate medical assistance upon identification is advised.

The cause of back pain is different for different people, so is the severity of pain. The back related pain can be a mild pain which vanishes after some time or it can be very intense where in you cannot take the pain any longer. Also the onset of it might be sudden, which makes it even more dangerous. Recurring and chronic pains are not to be ignored as this might pose a bigger problem. It is always good that once it is identified as recurring doctor’s advice is taken. In most cases bad sitting posture and back pain are connected and it is the main cause of backache.

People with the following symptoms should consult the doctor immediately.

  • Not being able to be stand stably.
  • Feeling numb in the back or the genital area.
  • Weakness in legs.
  • Facing difficulty while urinating.
  • Acute pain in legs.

Remedies

Out of all the back pain remedies, relaxing the muscles is the essential and effective one. Massaging helps in relaxing the muscles and helps as a great remedy for reducing the pain. Knowing the cause can help to take the exact remedy needed for the same. In most of the cases a poor sitting posture or few activities involving lifting, bending or even twisting pose a threat for the back.

Observing the symptoms and getting treated for the same is very important. Rehabilitation measures for the same help in reducing the problem. Following are the various tests to find the cause of the back pain.

  • Urine test
  • Blood test
  • X-ray of the sacral or lumbar region
  • Ultrasonography of pelvis and abdomen
  • MRI of the spine
  • Examination of genitor-urinary organs such as prostate, rectum etc.

In addition to the confirmation with the above tests it is important that recommended drugs are taken. Most common drugs suggested for people suffering from lower back pain are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs and Acetaminophen. Doctors advise muscle relaxants or narcotic pain medications for acute pains.

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