Family doctor Svetlana Kuzma spoke about the facts regarding back pain and stressed the importance of using only effective and traditional painkillers.
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Facts About Back Pain
The back is not as vulnerable to damage as they say.
Scientific studies have proven that the anatomical parts of the back do not move and do not pinch anywhere. Such false statements lead to fear, protection, and avoidance of activity.
Back pain can occur without injury or damage to the spine. Factors that can provoke: physical, psychological, genetic, social, lifestyle. ⠀
Exercise is very useful for back pain, especially moderate physical activity. Do 30 minutes of exercise a day that you enjoy.
The use of sports to maintain a good shape is undoubted
Bed rest with back pain is contraindicated. It has been proven that activity and a gradual return to normal activities are very important for quick recovery.
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The strongest medicines do not have strong advantages, that is, strong painkillers do not reduce back pain better than simple remedies. They have only a greater risk of side effects.
Use only those products whose efficacy and safety have been proven by clinical studies. Choose only qualified physiotherapists!
Taking chondroprotectors is a waste of money. There are no studies proving their effectiveness. The same applies to electrical procedures, in particular electrophoresis, magnetotherapy or laser.
MRI is not an indicator of the source of back pain.
The peak age for back pain is 35-55 years. After 55 years, the prevalence of pain begins to decline, especially for pain, the source of which is the intervertebral discs.
An improvement in back pain is when the pain decreases.
X-ray examination and scanning for back pain are not always effective for diagnosis. Most changes detected on MRI are of a natural age-related nature, are not sources of back pain
84% of people around the world experience back pain at least once in their life, regardless of age.
Modern studies have not found a link between poor posture (e.g. stoop, hyperlordosis) and back pain.