back pain

United States
March 22, 2007 9:31am CST
anyone experience back pain....what have people done for it to improve their symptoms
2 responses
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Back pain particularly in the lower back is a common concern that affects 90% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. This is not a disease itself but a symptom of some underlying condition. This is caused by several conditions such as intraabdominal disorders, kidney disease, pelvic infections, ovarian disorders etc. Of course the primary symptom is pain in the lumbosacral area which may radiate to you lower extremities. The cause of which is usually determined through a thorough physical examination and further established with the use of other techniques such as radiography. Basic treatment plan includes avoidance of strenuous activity involving the back, assuming the antaomical position when sleeping with a pillow between the knees and lying on the side. When picking things..make sure the back is not bent...should still be parallel to your neck. No specific exercises are beneficial for back pains. Massages could be helpful in releasing tension on the msucles. Symptomatic managesment with medicines like analgesics and pain relievers are used.
@redfang (969)
22 Mar 07
i have a form of back pain but it's not in my spine it's in my shoulder, i have had the pain for going on 2 years now, at first it hurt like mad but after a while i think i just blocked it out, it still botheres me alot especially when i am sat in the car. I don't know what happened but i think i may have pulled something when i picked my son up but as i pick him up every day it will never have a chance to heal if i have pulled something.