Sinach99 Sinach 8 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 14,222 Points View Profile Sinach99 Teacher Asked: February 23, 2020In: Health What causes lower back pain and whats the prevention and cure? I have been having this lower back pain since 2008, and I have not been able to find a cure to it. Someone should please help. Share Facebook Related Questions What are the symptoms of malaria? What is the cause of Fibroid in some women today? What is the fastest and most Natural way, to treat Obesity? How long does it take to recover from an appendix operation? How can I remember what I read 9 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Random Kennebis Awesomeness in human form 0 Questions 7 Answers 0 Best Answers 207 Points View Profile Kennebis Awesomeness in human form Added an answer on February 26, 2020 at 3:42 pm Psyheed, Thanks Doc. My back hurts fire and I getting worse. Thanks for the prescription 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Psyheed I'm a gentle, easy-going and friendly guy 107 Questions 8 Answers 0 Best Answers 2,316 Points View Profile Psyheed I'm a gentle, easy-going and friendly guy Added an answer on February 23, 2020 at 1:57 pm Chronic Lower back pain are mostly neuropathic pain and can be treated with drugs or drug combinations that contains any of methylcobalamin, pregabalin, amitriptyline, diclofenac, etc These are prescription hence see a doctor or a pharmacist before purchasing them 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Sinach99 Sinach 8 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 14,222 Points View Profile Sinach99 Teacher Sinach Replied to answer on February 23, 2020 at 2:01 pm Okay thanks a bunch this will go a long way 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp skippernash 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 701 Points View Profile skippernash Added an answer on May 8, 2020 at 8:56 am Most low back pain is the result of an injury, such as muscle sprains or strains due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Low back pain can also be the result of certain diseases, such as: cancer of the spinal cord. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp masterly2020 0 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 202 Points View Profile masterly2020 Added an answer on April 7, 2020 at 12:09 am ALSO TAKE GOOD MASSARGE 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Tariah Nigeria 0 Questions 47 Answers 0 Best Answers 247 Points View Profile Tariah Added an answer on April 1, 2020 at 10:55 am Lower back pain can be uncomfortable and debilitating, which are caused among others are:- from injury, activity and some medical conditions. As people get older, the chance of developing lower back pain increases, due to factors such as previous occupation and degenerative disk disease. Lower back pain may be linked to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdominal and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area. Cure The cure for lower back pain usually resolves with rest and home remedies, but sometimes medical treatment is necessary. The Home treatments include but not limited to Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medication, usually nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, can relieve discomfort. Applying a hot compress or an ice pack to the painful area may also reduce pain. Resting from strenuous activity can help, but moving around will ease stiffness, reduce pain, and prevent muscles from weakening. If home treatments do not relieve the lower back pain, a doctor may recommend the following medication, physical therapy, or both. A lower back pain that does not respond well to OTC painkillers may require a prescription NSAID. Codeine or hydrocodone, which are narcotics, may be prescribed for short periods. These require close monitoring by the doctor. In some cases, muscle relaxants may be used. Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, may be prescribed, but research is ongoing at to their effectiveness, and the evidence is conflicting. Physical therapy includes the Application of heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation — as well as some muscle-release techniques to the back muscles and soft tissues — may help alleviate pain. As the pain improves, the physical therapist may introduce some flexibility and strength exercises for the lower back and abdominal muscles. Techniques for improving posture may also help. The patient will be encouraged to practice the techniques regularly, even after the pain has gone, to prevent back pain recurrence. If other options are not effective, Cortisone injections may be injected into the epidural space, around the spinal cord. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory drug. It helps reduce inflammation around the nerve roots. Injections may also be used to numb areas thought to be causing the pain. Prevention Steps to lower the risk of developing lower back pain consist mainly of addressing some of the risk factors. Regular exercise helps build strength and control body weight. Guided, low-impact aerobics activities can boost heart without straining or jerking the back. Before starting any exercise program, talk to a health care professional. There are two main types of exercise that people can do to reduce the risk of lower back pain: • Core-strengthening exercises work the abdominal and back muscles, helping to strengthen muscles that protect the back. • Flexibility training aims at improving core flexibility, including the spine, hips, and upper legs. Make sure your diet includes enough calcium and vitamin D, as these are needed for bone health. Stop smoking if you do because a significantly higher percentage of smokers have lower back pain incidences compared to non-smokers of the same age, height, and weight. Make sure you have a neutral pelvic position. Stand upright, head facing forward, back straight, and balance your weight evenly on both feet. Keep your legs straight and your head in line with your spine. A good seat for working should have good back support, arm rests and a swivel base. When sitting, try to keep your knees and hips level and keep your feet flat on the floor, or use a footstool. You should ideally be able to sit upright with support in the small of your back. If you are using a keyboard, make sure your elbows are at right-angles and that your forearms are horizontal. When lifting things, use your legs to do the lifting, rather than your back. Flat shoes place less of a strain on the back. It is important to have proper support for your back. Make sure the wing mirrors are properly positioned so you do not need to twist. The pedals should be squarely in front of your feet. If you are on a long journey, have plenty of breaks. Get out of the car and walk around. You should have a mattress that keeps your spine straight, while at the same time supporting the weight of your shoulders and buttocks. Use a pillow, but not one that forces your neck into a steep angle. Thank you. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Alexander22 0 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 204 Points View Profile Alexander22 Added an answer on March 28, 2020 at 7:10 pm The possible causes of lower back pain are sitting down for a long time,eating a lot of sugary orsweet foods,not engaging yourself in a any type of exercise. You can prevent it by simply exercising your body regularly,reducing your sugary intake,finally,ensure you move about at work or at home.You are required to see yiur doctor for its cure. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp mathee007 0 Questions 10 Answers 0 Best Answers 210 Points View Profile mathee007 Added an answer on March 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm I will suggest you eat more of proteinous food and also avoid sugary substances also do lots of exercise probably see a pysioterapist . 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Ayodele Gabriel a student of University of Ilorin 1 Question 12 Answers 0 Best Answers 213 Points View Profile Ayodele Gabriel a student of University of Ilorin Added an answer on February 28, 2020 at 2:40 pm much glucose in the body I mean sugar. so avoid taking sugary substance 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Add a video to describe the problem better. 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