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Back Pain Treatment in Pune and PCMC

Low back pain is a common condition affecting the lower region of the back, specifically between the lower ribs and the buttocks. In some cases, the pain can radiate into the buttocks and legs, significantly affecting mobility.  Interestingly, studies suggest that a staggering 60% to 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.


Risk factors:

1. Age: As you age, the discs in your spine lose water and become less flexible, making them more susceptible to tears or herniations.  The spinal joints also become stiffer with age, which can cause pain.

2. Genetics:  Some people are just more likely to get back pain than others. If you have a family history of back pain, you may be more likely to develop it yourself.

3. Overuse:  Activities that involve repeated bending, twisting, or lifting can strain the muscles and ligaments in your back, causing pain. This is especially true if you don’t use the proper form or warm up before exercising. Professions that require a lot of physical activity, such as construction or nursing, can also increase your risk of back pain.

4. Injury:  A sudden impact or awkward movement can damage the muscles, ligaments, or discs in your spine, causing pain. This can happen from a sudden event, such as a fall or car accident, or from repetitive stress over time.

5. Smoking: Smoking harms the body in many ways, including by reducing blood flow to the spine.  This can interfere with the supply of oxygen and nutrients to spinal tissues, which can slow healing and increase your risk of pain. Smoking can also contribute to osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones in the spine, making them more susceptible to fracture.

6. Weight and overall health:  Carrying excess weight puts extra stress on your joints, including those in your spine. This can cause pain and inflammation. In addition, people with weak core muscles, which include the abdominal and back muscles, are more likely to experience back pain. Strong core muscles help support the spine and maintain proper posture.

7. Poor posture:  Maintaining poor posture for long periods, such as slouching while sitting, can strain the muscles and ligaments in your back, causing pain.  Sitting for long periods without getting up and moving around can also contribute to back pain. 


What it feels like :

  • Pain that worsens with bending, lifting, standing, walking or sitting
  • Pain that comes & goes
  • Pain radiates to the buttocks and hips
  • Sciatica


If you observe any of the above symptoms, seek medical help for an early diagnosis. These are some of the common symptoms to be alert to and avoid further complications. For complete back pain treatment in Pune and PCMC, we at Alpha Superspeciality Clinic, provide the best services and care.


What Causes Back Pain:

  • Overuse
  • Disc injury or degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Aging
  • Vascular disease
  • Arterial disease
  • Cancer

How Common Is It?

31 million experience low back pain at some point in their lives.


Treatment For Back Pain:

1. Medication :
OTC pain relievers: Acetaminophen, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen).
Prescription medicines: Opioids (short-term), muscle relaxants, and stronger NSAIDs.
Topical pain relievers: Creams, gels, patches (NSAIDs, capsaicin, lidocaine).

2. Physical therapy: exercise programs: stretching, strengthening, aerobic conditioning.
Manual Therapy: Spinal manipulation, mobilization.
Education: Posture, body mechanics, lifting techniques.

3. Steroid injunctions Surgery, in some cases, includes Spinal fusion, and disc replacement


Who Is Affected?

This condition is most common in those 30 + and results as the spine naturally degenerates.


Back pain specialist in Pune, Dr. Ninad Patil, advises performing at least simple back exercises to prevent future issues. However, MAX vibration treatment can treat severe, persistent back pain that interferes with everyday activities. Finally, if the patient needs spine surgery, it shouldn’t be put off because most of them recover from the procedure and are discharged from the hospital in a day or two.

The Most Important Frequently Asked Questions

Can lifestyle changes help prevent low back pain?

Yes, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, proper posture, and using ergonomic furniture can help prevent low back pain.

How common is low back pain?

Low back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their lives, being one of the leading causes of missed work days.

Is low back pain more common in any specific age group?

Low back pain can occur at any age, but it is most common in people aged 30 to 50 due to aging and sedentary lifestyles.

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