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Understanding Lower Back Pain

Lower Back pain is a very common problem among adults affecting up to 80% of people at least once in their lifetime. The pain can lead to significant loss of function resulting in individuals being unable to complete their normal daily activities including work. In most cases the pain isn't caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.

Lower back pain can cause a range of symptoms. The pain may be dull or sharp. It may be in one small area or over a broad area. You may have muscle spasms. It may also cause leg symptoms, such as pain, numbness, or tingling, often extending below the knee. A rare but serious problem called Cauda Equina Syndrome can occur if the nerves at the end of the spinal cord are squeezed. Seek emergency treatment if you have weakness or numbness in both legs or you lose bladder or bowel control.

Here a few practical tips on how to prevent and reduce pain in the Lower Back Pain:

  • Maintain good posture when you sit, stand, and walk

  • Be aware of proper lifting position when carrying heavy items

  • Stay active and do regular exercise

  • Maintain an ideal weight

When do you think is the time that we should visit a specialist regarding your back pain? If the pain persists, even with your self-help efforts or when it stops you from doing your day to day activities, it may be the right time to see a back pain specialist / neurologist to determine what is causing the lower back pain. In may cases people who stay optimistic and believes that the pain is temporary and will recover soon mages to stay positive despite their pain tends to recover faster. #backpain #lowerbackpain #pain #painmanagement #nerve #nervepain #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #doctor #manila #philippines #health #healthylife #goodhealth

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