Back Pain

BY Dr. Om Prakash Gupta(MBBS, MS) Published on January 24, 2022

Back pain problems are common and can result from various factors like muscle strain, poor posture, or medical conditions. Rest and home remedies can help, but sometimes medical treatment is necessary. This blog aims to explore the causes, treatment options, and self-help measures to manage back pain effectively. Our goal is to empower you with knowledge, providing relief and improving your overall well-being.`


Back pain, like other ailments, has specific symptoms to look out for. Here are some observable signs that warrant preventive measures. Symptoms can range from muscle aches to shooting, burning, or stabbing sensations. The pain may also radiate down the leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing, or walking.


The human back is a complex structure made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and bones. These components work together to support the body and facilitate movement. Back pain can arise from any of these parts, and sometimes the cause remains unknown. Factors like strain, medical conditions, poor posture, and others can contribute to back damage.

  1. STRAIN - Strain, tension, or injury often cause back pain. Now, let's explore some common causes:
  • Strained Muscle or strained ligaments
  • Damaged disks
  • Injuries, fractures, or falls.

Activities that can lead to strains or spasms include:

  • Lifting something improperly
  • Lifting something that is too heavy
  • Making an abrupt and awkward movement
  • Sleep disorders: Individuals with sleep disorders are more likely to experience problems in the back, compared with others.

Back problems are often associated with stress, anxiety, and mood disorders. The following factors increase the risk of developing the same:

  • pregnancy
  • poor physical fitness
  • older age
  • excess weight
  • smoking

Rest and home remedies often relieve back problems, but medical treatment, including physical therapy, may be needed. Techniques like heat, ice, ultrasound, and muscle-release can help ease pain in back muscles and tissues. Physical therapists prescribe exercises to enhance flexibility and strength, reducing pain. It's advisable to maintain good posture and regularly practice these techniques to prevent the problem from recurring.

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Back pain can have multiple causes. Diagnosing it involves a physical exam and reviewing your medical history. Healthcare professionals may order lab and imaging tests to narrow down the causes. Treatment often includes rest, applying ice or heat, and using pain medications. Physical therapy can help, but if the problem persists, spinal surgery may be considered.

For more information, you can refer to the following external resources:

  • Mayo Clinic - Link
  • WebMD - Link
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Link

Remember to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options tailored to your specific condition.


Dr. Om Prakash Gupta(MBBS, MS)

Orthopedics (Bones & Joint)

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