Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.
Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips.In most cases the pain isn't caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.
There are things you can do to help relieve it. But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back.
Common causes of back pain include lumbar strain, nerve irritation, limbar radiculopathy, bony ecroachment, and conditions of the bone and joints
The other causes of lower back pain include kidney problems, pregnancy, overy problems and tumors
Back pain usually resolves with rest and home remedies, but sometimes medical treatment is necessary.For those who wish to try home remedies, some of the following treatments might help
stay as active as possible and try to continue your daily activities – this is one of the most important things you can do, as resting for long periods is likely to make the pain worse
try exercises and stretches for back pain; other activities such as walking, swimming, yoga and pilates may also be helpful
use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief – you can buy these from your local pharmacy, or a hot water bottle and a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a cloth will work just as well
An uncomfortable mattress, pillows that are the wrong size, or simply not getting adequate sleep could trigger back pain.Makes sure the pillow is supportive enough to keep the back and neck in a straight line. People who sleep on their side should place an extra pillow between their knees.
If home treatments do not relieve back pain,a doctor will usually be able to diagnose back pain after asking about symptoms and carrying out a physical examination.
Although it can be difficult, it helps if you stay optimistic and recognise that your pain should get better, as people who manage to stay positive despite their pain tend to recover quicker.