How can I tell what kind of back pain I have?

How can I tell what kind of back pain I have?

Your physician will take a thorough medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a physical exam in order to accurately diagnose the cause of back pain. Sometimes diagnostic tests—such as X-rays, MRI scans, or diagnostic injections—are needed when trying to locate or confirm the underlying cause of pain.

What is the most common type of back pain?

Sprains and strains in the back Spraining or straining your back is the most common type of back injury. These injuries can happen acutely (suddenly) or slowly over time. Strains often occur from twisting or pulling a muscle or tendon in your back.

When should I be worried about back pain?

If your back pain is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, head to your closest emergency room because you could be dealing with a more serious condition or injury: Sudden spike in pain, discomfort, weakness or numbness. Loss of bladder function. High fever.

What type of back pain is most common?

Muscle and Ligament Sprains. While it’s definitely more common to sprain or strain a muscle or ligament in your ankle,it can also happen in your back.

  • Bone Fractures and Spurs. While this type of cause for back pain is the least common,it can be one of the most debilitating.
  • Postural Back Pain.
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  • What are some natural remedies for back pain?

    Take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a thin cloth or towel.

  • Press this ice pack to the painful area with gentle pressure.
  • Do this for twenty minutes at a stretch in every alternate hour until the pain disappears which will soon enough.
  • Do this daily for a week and the pain will be completely gone.
  • What are the differences between acute and chronic back pain?

    stomach pain

  • pain that comes on suddenly or intensifies quickly
  • pain that radiates from the abdomen to the back
  • pain that gets worse after a meal
  • a tender,swollen abdomen
  • fever
  • fast resting heart rate
  • What types of doctors help with back pain?

    Primary care providers are often the first port of call for patients when back pain strikes,and generally include: Primary care physicians (Family practice doctors,Internists,Obstetricians,Gynecologists,Pediatricians) Chiropractors

  • Spine specialists have a more specific area of expertise in certain diagnoses and/or treatments for back pain and spinal conditions,and generally include: Surgeons Physiatrists Anesthesiologists Neurologists Rheumatologists
  • Therapists have expertise in either physical or occupational rehabilitation for back pain or psychological help for chronic pain,and generally include: Physical therapists Occupational therapists Clinical psychologists