Unfortunately the amount of people who suffer with some amount of lower back pain is growing and this can be seen by the quantity and variety of back pain relief medication and remedies that are available on the market today. It affects mostly people over forties but it also does affect younger people.
Lower Back Pain Causes
The general lifestyle of humans has changed over the years, it has become more and more demanding. Many people have to endure standing or sitting for long periods of time. Less people are involved in exercise thus have become less flexible which of course in turn leads to stiffness and lower back pain. If muscles have become damaged suddenly via some form of injury such as lifting a heavy item, it will cause an acute pain in the back. Apart from acute pain, a person can also be subject to a chronic disorder which is not noticed or recognized immediately and it occurs over a longer period of time. Chronic pain is a lot more dangerous condition for the reason that it is not just an injury that has caused the pain, it could be a consequence of some more serious conditions such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal disc herniation and sometimes even cancer. In less common cases a person can have a different leg length which will also cause a chronic pain over time.
Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Acute cases of lower back pain are usually treatable by using over the counter solutions such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin and/or ibuprofen. Other solutions may be chiropractic or deep tissue massage, physical therapy, exercise, yoga and acupuncture which have all proved helpful in the recovery process of acute lower back pain. If the doctor has confirmed that the pain in the lower back is in fact a chronic pain developed over many years, more often than not surgery will be the answer. If a degenerative disease is found to be the cause, the doctor will try to cure the disease as well as provide lower back pain relief. On the other hand, if the pain is caused from the leg length difference then you may be offered shoe inserts.
Using a back support is easy and practical. It is advised to wear a t-shirt underneath it. Lots of people highly recommend them as they can provide instantaneous relief from the pain.