80% of people will have significant back pain at some point of their life.
National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common types of pain followed by severe headache or migraine pain, neck pain, and facial pain.
Back pain is the fifth leading cause to visit a doctor.
Acute or sudden backache can be result of
- muscle strains
- sports injuries
50% of the patients with acute backache are better in 1 week; 90% get better within 8 weeks.
7% of acute low back pain progresses to chronic backache.
Chronic backache can be due to:
- Mechanical cause
- Systemic disease
Low back pain is most common in pregnant women. The otherwise stable joints in the pelvis loosen up in order to allow easier passage of the baby during delivery. The lower back curves more than usual to accommodate the growing uterus. This causes strain, soreness, stiffness and pain in lower back.
You can prevent or lessen backache by adopting healthy lifestyle and proper body mechanics. These will keep your back functional for long time. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain.
The conservative power of homeopathic medicines can spare many cases from surgical procedures.