They say it’s a parent’s disease, but it turns out that back pain can be experienced by people in their 30s. Heavy workers, athletes, pregnant women, even office workers can experience it. How to handle it? Contrary to popular belief, it turns out lumbago can be treated without taking medication, you know.
Lumbago is pain that occurs in the area under the ribs or ribs above the leg bones. Feeling low back pain can vary, ranging from not too painful, but lasts up to 12 weeks or more (chronic), to the very, very sudden pain that comes suddenly (acute) for several days or several weeks and makes you not can move.
This is the cause of back pain
Lumbago can be caused by many things, one of which is a problem in the muscles such as sprains or sprains.
Sprained muscles and sprains
Sprains can even be said to be a major cause of acute back pain. Sprains can be caused by excessive stretching of muscles or tendons or tearing of ligaments (joint connective tissue). Sprains are usually caused by tendons (tissue that attaches muscles to bones) or torn muscles. Well, this can happen when you turn your body, lift things that are too heavy, lift things with an improper body position, or do excessive stretches.
The shape of the spine
Spinal deformities, such as spinal kyphosis or lordosis, which are abnormalities from birth can also be a cause of recurring back pain in middle age.
Ligaments, tendons, and muscle injuries can also be caused by injuries when exercising, car accidents, or falling from a certain height.
In addition to the causes above, other causes of back pain include reproductive organ infections in women, kidney stone pain, narrowing of the distance between the spine, inflammation of the prostate gland, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, prostate cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, and many more again.
How is the recovery?
Most acute back pain can heal itself. While chronic back pain can require medical care and surgical procedures. Lumbago can be relieved or treated in the following ways:
- Salicylates. Creams and pain relief patches usually contain these painkillers. When absorbed into the skin, salicylates are able to relieve pain, especially in joints close to the skin, such as fingers, knees, and elbows.
- Counterirritants. Ingredients such as menthol and methyl salicylate can create a sensation of cold or heat on the skin that can distract you from pain.
- Capcaisin. When first applied, creams and patches that contain capsaicin can cause tingling or a sensation of burning sensation on the skin. It doesn’t take long before you feel the results of capsaicin in reducing pain.
Creams and patches (patch)
Lumbago can be alleviated by applying a cream or applying pain relief patches on the affected part. These pain relief creams and patches are usually sold freely and contain ingredients such as:
Creams and pain relief patches have the advantage when used. A pain reliever cream is easy and comfortable to use because it is sufficiently applied to the area where it hurts. Cream that has been applied can also be removed by washing it using water. Other people can also not know if you use a pain reliever cream. This is because the cream does not leave marks or are visible to the eye.
When using a patch, you can control the absorption of active ingredients into the skin. If you want to stop the absorption of active ingredients, you can release it from the skin. Not only that, the active ingredients contained are slowly released into the skin. In addition, there is little residue – or even no residue
– that sticks to your hands and makes it greasy.
The use of patch is believed not to cause an overdose because the active ingredients and patch surface area have been calculated according to the appropriate dosage for the user. Old patch must be removed first before a new patch is applied. The risk of patches being swallowed intentionally or in direct contact with sensitive parts of the body such as the eyes and mucous membranes is also low.
People who move a lot are recovering faster from back pain than those who only lie down. A walk around the house or walking to a stall is enough to reduce back pain. It may feel painful at first, but keep trying to move every day.
Exercise, like swimming and yoga, regularly and actively every day will help reduce back pain. The important thing, choose the type of body work that you like and does not add pain.
Change sleep position
Changing sleeping position can reduce pain. If you sleep on your side, pull your legs slightly toward your chest and place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees.
If the back pain does not go away in more than six weeks, contact a trusted doctor and perform therapies such as physiotherapy, chiropractic or acupuncture. If the disease is found in the organs in the body, then immediately take medication according to doctor’s orders.
The operation is done only if various methods have been done but the back pain still haunts, even to make you difficult to sleep and unable to undergo daily activities.
Everyone certainly does not want to suffer from back pain, especially to have to lie on the operating table. Therefore, immediately contact the emergency department if you suffer from back pain accompanied by chest pain, unable to move the body, severe pain in the waist or neck, numbness, or tingling.