As a rule, the occurrence of strong painful sensations in the back area is associated with diseases of the spine, pathology of the organs of the chest and abdominal cavity, as well as a long stay in the same position. Also, this ailment is not bypassed by people involved in heavy physical activity. It is very important not to delay the visit to a specialist in case of back pain. After all, only a doctor can identify the cause of such pain and prescribe the correct treatment.
According to statistics, back pain is experienced by about half of the world's adult population. Moreover, in young residents, this ailment is much less common and is mainly associated with a disease of the internal organs. In old age, almost every person complains of back pain. Unfortunately, only 30% of sick people turn to doctors with such a problem for help. Therefore, over time, back pain becomes chronic, which leads to a significant limitation in a person's working capacity. In most cases, severe back pain occurs due to damage to the joints, ligaments or discs of the spine due to excessive physical exertion. However, this kind of pain can also occur as a result of diseases of the internal organs.
Causes of severe back pain
There are non-specific painful sensations in the back that are associated with muscle strain arising from an uncomfortable body position. Very often hypothermia of the body is a prerequisite for the appearance of these pains. Basically, nonspecific back pain goes away within a few months from the onset. But in 10% of cases, pain accompanies a person throughout the year, which undoubtedly affects his quality of life.
The appearance of sharp back pain is the reason for immediate referral to a specialist. Do not self-medicate, as this can aggravate the situation.
The occurrence of a very strong pain syndrome in the spine can be caused by the presence of serious diseases such as arthritis, osteochondrosis or herniated discs, which appear due to sprains or trauma. Also, excruciating back pain can indicate a disease of the internal organs and systems. Thus, pain can be given to the back in case of damage to the heart, lungs, in connection with liver disease, kidney disease and in case of pancreatic disease.
Treatment of severe back pain
As a rule, in order to cure a person from such pain, you must first cure the underlying disease that caused the pain in the back. It is recommended that simple back pain be treated with bed rest for several days. Further, it is advisable for the patient to gradually increase physical activity. It should be noted that physical exercise helps to prevent the transition of acute pain sensations into a chronic form.
It must be remembered that wearing corsets and restraints is only a temporary treatment for back pain. Long-term use of these agents leads to chronic pain in the dorsal region.
If it is impossible to contact a specialist for any reason, you can temporarily wear the fixation belt. Along with the treatment of the underlying disease with severe back pain, pain relievers are used, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs in the form of ointments and gels.