Back Pain Treatment
Back pain happens due to wrong posture, injury, biking, continuous sitting on chair, smoking, unhealthy life style and lack of stretching exercise. Other causes are slip disk, cancer, sciatica and muscles sprain.
Types of back pain
Acute : Sudden unset while lifting weight or twisting.
Chronic : Remains for long time (months to years). Slow onset, pain off and on, maximum in the morning, sometimes its continuous, shock like pain from back to leg.
- Interventional pain procedures like facet joint block
- Nerve root block and radio frequency nerve ablation
Back pain (also known as dorsalgia) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves,bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
His Special interest is in Pain Management. He has received intense training in Interventional pain management in various renowned pain clinics in India and abroad. After finishing fellowship program conducted by Indian Society of study of pain (ISSP) he is practicing as a pain specialist in Ankoor Pain Care Clinic at Airoli, Navi Mumbai from 2006.
A sudden onset(called as Acute back pain) or can be a chronic pain; It can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling. Back Pain is most frequent complaints in patient population of any clinic. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year. The spine is a complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain. Large nerves that originate in the spine and go to the legs and arms can make pain radiate to the extremities. Back pain can be divided anatomically: neck pain, middle back pain, lower back pain or tailbone pain.
Cause Nonspecific back pain, back pain with radiculopathy or spinal stenosis, and back pain associated with another specific cause (such as infection or cancer). Non specific pain indicates that the cause is not known precisely] but is believed to be due from the soft tissues such as muscles, fascia, and ligaments. Back pain is classified according to etiology in mechanical or nonspecific back pain and secondary back pain. Approximately 98% of back pain patients are diagnosed with nonspecific acute back pain which has no serious underlying pathology. However, secondary back pain which is caused by an underlying condition accounts for nearly 2% of the cases. Underlying pathology in these cases may include metastatic cancer, spinal osteomyelitis and epidural abscess which account for 1% of the patients. Also, herniated disc is the most common neurologic impairment which is associated with this condition, from which 95% of disc herniations occur at the lowest two lumbar intervertebral levels Pregnancy low back pain during pregnancy. Back pain in pregnancy may be severe enough to cause significant pain and disability and pre-dispose patients to back pain in a following pregnancy.