Back pain has become the new pandemic of our ever- evolving society. The Prevalence of Back pain specifically Lower back pain is rising steadily in the recent years and is touted to be around 12-44% currently. It is also the most common work- related disability encountered in people under 45 years of age and there is about 20% chance that people affected with Acute back pain will eventually develop Chronic back pain if proper precautions are not taken.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Continuous or intermittent Dull aching type of pain in the back
- Aggravation of pain on prolonged sitting or standing. Commonly seen in people who have sitting jobs.
- Feeling of knots or bands in the muscle
- Relieved by taking adequate rest or doing periodic stretching
- Prolonged sitting job
- Abnormal posture while working
- Overuse of muscles due to repetitive use of the same muscle.
- Inadequate diet or water intake
- Stress induced
Common conditions causing Back pain:
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome/ Muscle Pain / Trigger points: Muscular pain is one of the commonest causes for Acute back pain and most of the times it gets resolved with some rest and basic pain killers. However, if pain persists for more than 3 months then it is called as Chronic Myofascial syndrome.
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