What is Your Back Telling You?

What is Your Back Telling You?

Very few of us don’t experience some type of back pain throughout our day. Sitting, be it at work or school, or even driving, can add pressure to your back.  It doesn’t always mean the worst, but it’s important to listen to what your back is telling you.  Physiomed has outlined some common types of back pain, what they could mean and what you should do about it.

Chronic Pain

Although a many of us will have a sore back throughout the day, chances are the pain subsides at some point, however, if you notice that the pain is constant for either a day, or even a week, it’s best to get it checked out.  Chronic or continuous aches and pain could mean that there is a serious injury.  With that being said, it is recommended you visit a doctor if the pain does not subside.

Numbness

Unlike pain, numbness is usually a warning sign for something much more serious, specifically if you’re feeling numb in your back, upper thighs, groin area and buttocks.  This is usually associated with nerve irritation or damage and should be evaluated by a doctor.

Fever, Coughing, Other Pains

If your back pain is accompanied by a fever, coughing and other bodily aches, it could be that you’ve caught the flu or an infection.

Accidents Happen

If you’ve recently fallen or hit your back harder than usual, there is the possibility that you’ve fractured a part of your spine.  If this is the case, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.  Failing to do so could lead to an even more serious injury and long term negative effects.

Weight Loss

Now who would ever complain about weight loss?  But if you find yourself losing weight and you haven’t changed anything about your diet or exercise routine, there could be a deeper problem.  This could be a result of a much greatest medical issue even including cancer.

General Wellness

Back pain could be just part of your overall discomfort, and if you find yourself feeling unwell overall, there could be a bigger medical issue at hand.  Tracking your aches and pains, and any other discomfort can help you and your doctor figure out what could be the problem.

 

Most people believe that a good back massage will help work things out, but it’s important to seek out other options as well.  A medical professional can see what exactly is the problem and also offer you an array of options to overcome it including massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and shockwave therapy.

 

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