Thousands of people in the UK are sick from work as a result of back pain. It is uncomfortable and can make daily tasks a chore. For many back pain is a short-term problem that can happen instantaneously and can be a result of:
- Sport related injuries
- Heavy lifting
- Falling over
- Poor posture
- Being overweight
- Being stressed
Back pain affects both men and women, however statistics state that women are more prone to back pain than men. Women can be more prone to back pain because of the epidural. The epidural can cause back pain after birth as it is injected into the spine in the lower back. During birth it numbs the lower half of the body and acts as a pain relief.
There is a whole host of treatments that can aid in back pain however there is nothing on the market at the moment that can eradicate the pain completely.
Self help treatments
Advice from health professionals to avoid or to aid in back pain is to stay active and to keep fit. This can reduce sudden stresses on your lower back as muscles and tendons will be used to testing it. Should you suffer from back pain then a hot or cold compress on the affected area will make a difference to the pain by reducing the pain. It is advised that the hot or cold compress is not directly applied to the skin as this may damage the skin and cause further pain.
Anti-inflammatories and painkillers can be purchased over the counter from chemists and shops. There has recently been an introduction to gels and lotions that can be applied directly to the affected area. This can in fact be better than painkillers as it is absorbed into the body faster. If your back pain is severe and chronic then it is recommended that you visit your GP as alternative treatments may be offered.
Physiotherapists specialise in the movement of the body and they are specialists in their field. They can formulate a specific routine that can aid in treating the affected area.
Severe back pain if not treated from the previous treatment methods could result in surgery if it is chronic. Surgery should be the last result as it can have damaging long lasting affects. This will be discussed with your GP and they will be able to identify the benefits and dangers that you will need to consider.
In the UK, there are several back pain specialists that can facilitate your need such as back pain treatment in York. If your back pain is severe then you are probably best off going to a private hospital in York, as there are many treatment centres.
By Jema Daya Marketing Executive at FDC
Jema is a Executive Marketing Consultant at FDC in Ibstock Leicestershire. Follow Jema on Twitter @fdcstudio