Modern lifestyle choices have led to the rise of several health-related issues these days. One of the most common is a lower back pain. Almost everyone will experience this pain at some point of time in their life. It happens slowly and then continues throughout adulthood. 80% of the general population in India is affected by it! As the daily schedule is becoming more and more hectic, the dependency on technology has increased significantly that is making people more lethargic and physically inactive. As a result, the number of lower back pain cases continues to multiply.
Causes of Lower Back Pain
- Muscle Strains
- Sedentary lifestyle
How to cure lower back pain permanently
Whatever the cause, there are different ways you can strengthen your back and get rid of the lower back pain completely.
Ice and heat
In the initial 24 to 48 hours, you can apply ice wrapped in cloth to your lower back in order to reduce pain and swelling. Then switch to heat. It loosens the tight muscles and boosts circulation.
Having a good healthy diet rich in calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D is important to ease the lower back pain. Firstly, it helps to overcome obesity that puts pressure on your lower back. Secondly, it enhances bone strength and promotes bone growth.
Doing yoga can help in relieving the symptoms of lower back pain since it involves strengthening and posture exercises that reduces tension.
Try to sleep on your side to reduce stress on the lower back. Also, avoid sleeping on a soft mattress instead go for a firm mattress.
Physical therapy in low back pain consists of active and passive treatment. Passive treatment does not require active participation and provides relief from pain and muscle spasms. Inactive treatment therapeutic exercises are involved to strengthen the back and avoid further episodes of low back pain.
If you have an unrelenting lower back pain, then you can also consider surgery. Contact Dr. M.S. Narula, leading orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist in Chandigarh who offers minimally invasive and small incision techniques to provide state of the art care to his patients.
Dr. MS Narula is currently the director of Narula Institute of Centre for Orthopedics Excellence (NICE) at Chandigarh City Hospital and Senior Consultant, Orthopedics Spine and Joint Replacement, Apollo Clinic Sector 8-C Chandigarh. He is also a US certified fitness specialist and a consultant to various health and fitness centres in Chandigarh. He is also a sports injury specialist.
He is a joint replacement specialist particularly in knee and hip, with over 18 years of experience. He uses imported implants with a life expectancy of 25-30 years. The technique used by him leads to minimize blood loss and cause less or no pain at all! Dr.MS Narula has more than 2000 joint replacements to his credit and is trained in the worlds best centres for the newest techniques of joint replacement. He is also a visiting surgeon, New Yorkshire hospitals UK.