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Backaches

Backaches?
Call the carpenter.

Your back is as good as your spine, which is made up of several vertebrae linked by mobile joints. Sandwiched between these are springy discs of tough cartilage that squash down under pressure to absorb shocks. Several hundred kgs. pre sq. cm. of pressure bear down on them during strenuous movements which could be as mundane as even an incorrect posture. The wrong sort of desk or chairs at work and at home, extra sofa beds, slouching, obesity and lack of exercise can all contribute to backaches. Acute backache may accompany certain illnesses like influenza, viral and dengue fever. A sudden fall, an injury or stretching for something that's out of reach could also trigger it off.

Other Causes ::
Trauma, pregnancy, injuries to bones, ligaments; osteoarthritis, metabolic disorder, tuberculosis of the spine, aneurysms, pelvic disorders, steroids, and many more.

Treatment & prevention ::
Exercise. It is important to find the cause of pain. Your doctor needs to know the age of onset, whether the pain is acute or insidious, duration of pain, and if it gets aggravated or relieved in any way. Analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed.


 
 
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