Physical Therapy for Back Pain and Back Surgery

 At MedStar, we’ve worked with countless patients suffering from chronic back pain. With our expert assistance, patients often experience significant reductions to their level of discomfort and noticeable gains to their activity levels and mobility. We work to help strengthen the muscles and joints in the back with a variety of exercises that are well-tolerated by people of all ages and exercise backgrounds. Even if you’ve never been on an exercise regimen in your life, we can help. 

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What cause pain in Back?

The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones, which work together to support the body and enable us to move around. The segments of the spine are cushioned with cartilage-like pads called disks. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain. In some cases of back pain, its cause remains unclear. Damage can result from strain, medical conditions, and poor posture, among others.

Types of Back Pain

Back pain can be annoying or completely incapacitating. Since spine health is particularly vital to everyday function and mobility, you’ll want to closely monitor your back pain to accurately relay your symptoms to a doctor. There are three main type of Back pain that they may include:

1.Acute Pain

Acute pain, or short-term pain, can last anywhere from a day up to four weeks. You can typically attribute acute pain to a specific event or injury, such as lifting a heavy box, falling down or bending the wrong way while doing yard work.

Most often, acute pain will resolve itself as the muscles heal or the swelling goes down. However, you may want to visit the doctor depending on the severity of the pain and whether it’s interfering with your everyday life.

2. Sub acute Pain

Sub-acute pain lasts anywhere from four to 12 weeks. At this point, a preliminary doctor’s appointment is recommended to see if the problem will heal itself or if it is likely to cause chronic pain.

3.Chronic Pain

Chronic pain lasts longer than 12 weeks. In some cases, this pain is stabbing and severe, and other times, it’s a constant dull ache or a series of flare-ups. If left untreated, chronic pain can be debilitating and negatively impact the psyche.

Unfortunately, the source of chronic pain is often difficult to diagnose. In the case of an obvious injury, chronic pain may persist even after your body heals the trauma. Sometimes, the pain cannot be traced to an obvious source, and the end goal becomes symptom management.

Symptoms that occur with Back pain

Back pain can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking. The most of common Symptoms that occur with back pain may include: 

1.Back stiffness 

2.Muscle spasms 

3.Tenderness over the back muscle 

4.groin numbness 

5.leg numbness 

6. leg weakness 

7.groin numbness 

8. difficulty urinating.  

Preventing Back Pain 

You might avoid back pain or prevent its recurrence by improving your physical condition and learning and practicing proper body mechanics.To keep you’re back healthy and strong: 

1.Stretch regularly, particularly before exercising 

2.Make sure you have the correct form for the exercises you’re performing to prevent injury 

3.Wear protective equipment while playing sports 

4.Stay in shape 

5.Lift objects carefully  

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