My Back Pain Started, What Should I Do?

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-If you have pain that occurs only in the lumbar region and during movement, decreases when you rest, and if it is a very recent onset pain, if you do not have complaints such as pain radiating to the leg, urinary incontinence, faecal incontinence, numbness, tingling, and if your age is between 18-60 years old;

  • Avoid painful movements
  • You can make regional applications (hot, cold applications, massage with various oils, dry cupping applications) to your painful area
  • You can use a simple painkiller and muscle relaxant if there is no problem in using it due to an additional illness.

If you do these applications for 5-7 days and your pain is still severe and has not decreased at all, you should be examined. If the intensity has decreased and it does not bother you much anymore, you can follow it. However, we should not forget that pain is a stimulus. You should question why you are experiencing this pain.

What Should You Guestion?

  • Lack of exercise,
  • Excessive exercise,
  • The gruelling pace of the day,
  • Staying in the wrong position for a long time,
  • Weakness of the abdominal muscles,
  • Shortness of the leg muscles and lumbar muscles,
  • Excess weight,
  • Being malnourished,
  • Lifting weights in the wrong positions during the day.

-If you have both back and leg pain, if you have pain that wakes you up from sleep at night, if you have complaints such as urinary incontinence / incontinence, faecal incontinence, numbness and tingling in the legs, I recommend that you go to the examination without waiting.

If you are over the age of 60 or under the age of 18, you should definitely see a doctor when you have pain. Because especially in our elderly patients, low back pain due to silent fractures can occur and can often be overlooked.

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