Lower back pain has always been a source of concern especially among working adults. In fact, roughly 90% of Americans will suffer from this affliction at certain points in their. Given this number it comes to no surprise that Americans spend an estimate $50 billion annually in back treatments alone.
While pain in your lower back region may not be a serious disorder, it can however negatively impact your daily life which is why arming yourself with the right information about this condition is your best step to preventing it from taking control of your life.
Medically known as lumbago, pain in the lumbar region is a disorder in the body’s musculoskeletal system that affects an astounding number of individuals across the globe. It is the second leading cause of absenteeism in the United States, next to headaches.
What Causes Low back Pain?
A number of factors can trigger pain in the lower back. Common triggers include any of the following:
- Constant strain and pressure on the muscles, joints and ligaments brought about by high impact lifestyle activities.
- Injury or trauma to the back and lower limbs
- Herniated disc that places excessive pressure on the lower back
- Osteoarthritis that targets the smaller joints in the spine directly triggering pain
- Spondylolisthesis, a condition wherein one vertebra abnormally slides over the other
- Spinal stenosis or a tightening in the spine that usually takes place as one age
Symptoms and Complications Due to Lower Back Injury
Apart from the nagging pain and discomfort that radiates from the lower back region, this condition also comes with a string of other symptoms such as:
- Numbness and pain in the leg
- Pain that worsens over time
- Difficulty standing on your toes or flexing your foot
- Inability to lift your big toe
How to Treat Low Back Pain?
Home Care Treatments
- Sleep with a pillow tucked between your knees to boost comfort.
- Perform simple stretching exercises to help strengthen your spine.
- After consulting with your doctor, taking over the counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers to manage and reduce the pain and swelling.
- Give yourself a couple of days’ worth of rest to hasten your body’s recovery from fatigue and strain.
Although home care is typically recommended to relieving initial short term issues, chronic lower back pain demands a professional consultation to help deduce the exact cause of your condition. From there a proper treatment plan can be designed.
How Can Ideal Feet Help?
Pain in the lower back can start with your feet. Ideal Feet arch supports are designed to help all 26 bones, 33 joints and 4 arches of each foot find their ideal position. Proper alignment and balance in the feet translate up through the entire body to help keep excessive pressure off the lower back. When the feet are in their ideal position they function the way they were designed so the body can heal from the ground up.