What exactly causes this pain in the lower back?
It usually develops because of excessive muscle use or a minor injury, but sometimes there may be no obvious cause. It can also develop because of some underlying medical condition. It is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages 30 to 50.
Most low back pains are caused because of a sudden injury like a muscle strain or sprain. There can be some other causes as well like:
What exactly will the patient complain of?
The patient will come to the doctor will a pain in the lower back area, which may either be at a particular in the low back or may sometimes travel to the buttocks and legs. Some back issues can cause pain in the other parts of the body depending on the nerve affected.
How will you manage Low Back pain at home?
Self care methods are helpful for the first 72 hours after the pain has started. If the pain doesn’t get better within 72 hours then you should definitely see a doctor. Stop all sorts of normal physical activity for a couple of days and apply ice in the lower back area for the first 48 hours and then switch to heat. Also RICE protocol is recommended (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Take counter pain medications like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), or acetaminophen (Tylenol), to relieve pain.
Sometimes lying on your back causes more discomfort, try lying on your side with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs. If you can lie comfortably on your back, place a pillow or rolled-up towel beneath your thighs to reduce the pressure on the lower back.
A warm bath or a massage can often relax stiff and knotted muscles in the back.
Controlling low back pain by physiotherapy: