Most of the time, when back aches occurs, naturally we get very much tensed or worried and if it exists for a longer period that you might start wondering if any serious problems have occurred in your body. Experiencing back aches frequently can be the sign of illness. However, the problem of having back aches is a very common problem among 90% of the total population where men are known to be more affected by this problem than women. Naturally, back aches may last for six weeks and then go away without any treatment or exercises, but if it lasts more than that, then you might have to go through diagnosis and treatment to get cured of the problem.
The soft tissues, muscles, bones, ligaments and disc at the back or the neck may be strained or injured due to accident, overuse, sudden wound etc. In this case, you will have to find out what is actually cause the intense pain or ache in your back. The limitation of the movement, weakness, numbness or pain across the lower back and the spasm of the muscles may be some of the symptoms that will help you identify the back aches in your body. However, at first, you will have to understand what is causing the pain and how much its hurts, from which point it hurts the most and how your pain feels before you go see a physician for the treatment. Once you understand the intensity and cause of your back aches, you can go to the hospital for medical treatments and physical therapies.
The severity of back aches may also be identified through the cause of accident, swelling, degenerative changes, injury or metabolic disease etc. when you go through the medical examination under a physician. Depending on the diagnosis of the nature and duration of the pain and frequency of the back aches, you might have to do the MRI, x – rays, bone scans, Myelography, CT scans or discography etc. to diagnose the injury, accident or underlying cause behind the problem. The first stage treatments for mild back aches might be the application of heat pads or ice pads, pain medications, muscle relaxants and ligament injections etc. Among the physical therapies there are the trans-electrical nerve stimulation, massage, back exercises, yoga, spinal manipulation, hydrotherapy, behavioral therapy and biofeedback etc.
If proper treatments are provided for back aches then you can come round well soon. However, maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle, maintaining good postures, being careful while lifting, pulling or bending objects and doing light weight exercises can be some personal therapies of keeping away from the problem of back aches. After each day’s work, you should always take ample rest so that your back does not have to be under pressure for the whole twenty four hours. If your back aches have occurred from a serious injury or accident, then you might have to go through the surgical treatment which is the only way to treat such problem. However, back aches are part of our life, so instead of being too much worried about it, you should instead go see a doctor or try out exercises and medications depending on the intensity of your pain.