back pain

IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BACK PAIN

Back pain is common but most cases aren’t caused by serious problem. Most cases of back pain get better on their own within few weeks. Stay active, bed rest for more that a couple of days make it harder to get going. Gradually increase your normal activities and do regular exercises. Take pain killers if needed so you stay active.

If you’re ever having any trouble exercising, it can be a good idea to see a doctor or ask for referral to a physiotherapist for tailored exercise advice.

8 REDFLAGS FOR BACK PAIN ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • T – Trauma
  • U – Unexplained weight loss
  • N – Neurologic findings (including bowel or bladder incontinence & other Cauda Equina Syndrome Symptoms)
  • A – Age, >55 (or age > 65 years)
  • F – Fever
  • I – Immunocompromised
  • S – Steroids (long term use of steroids)
  • H – History of HIV, Tuberculosis, Cancer

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