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Lower back pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Strains and sprains due to sudden movements or excessive physical activity
  • Disk problems, such as herniated or bulging disks, that can put pressure on the nerves in the back
  • Structural problems, such as spinal stenosis or scoliosis
  • Arthritis, which can cause inflammation and pain in the joints
  • Spondylolisthesis, which is a condition in which one vertebra in the spine slips out of place onto the vertebra below it
  • Fractures, which can occur due to osteoporosis or a traumatic injury
  • Other diseases, such as tumors, infections, kidney stones, or abdominal aortic aneurysms, can also cause low back pain.

What can you do to relieve back pain at home?

What can you do to relieve back pain at home?

Gentle stretching and exercise to improve flexibility and relieve pain
Ice or heat therapy to reduce swelling and discomfort
Good posture while sitting, standing, and sleeping to prevent strain on the back
Adequate sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow to improve physical and mental health
Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, to relieve stress
Physical therapy with a licensed professional to design a personalized exercise program.

A person should consider seeing a neurologist for back pain if:

  • The pain is severe, persistent, or worsening over time
  • There is a history of back injury or surgery or a related condition, such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis
  • New or worsening neurological symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking, are present
  • The onset of severe pain is sudden and without explanation
  • Dr. Anand, Neurophysician at Chandanagar, can help diagnose the underlying cause of the pain and provide appropriate treatment and management. Early diagnosis and treatment of serious conditions can improve outcomes.