Backaches and spinal pain are very frustrating conditions. They can prevent patients from participating in routine activities. Unless patients decipher the underlying causes behind their pain, treating the condition is difficult. In most cases, people who experience spinal pain are old adults. People above 40 are likelier to experience recurring backaches. That’s because of spinal degeneration. Due to years of overuse, our spines degenerate in quality. The spinal discs become herniated. If patients don’t treat their spinal discs on time, they may press on the spinal nerves. This compression causes immense pain. Sadly, age-related backaches are hard to avoid. Patients need medical treatment for pain relief.
Avoiding Backaches from an Early Age
Can back pain be avoided? Yes, but only if patients prepare for it from their youth. Age-related spinal degeneration is impossible to avoid. But, we can all take good care of our backs by not overusing them as we age. For instance, people who sit in the same position for years almost always experience back-related issues. This common condition is called the “Office Syndrome.” Officegoers who sit at their desks for long periods experience backaches at older ages. The easy way to avoid the “Office Syndrome” is not to be deskbound all the time. Give your back a rest by walking or stretching for ten minutes. If you sit for two hours, walk for half an hour.
Other Causes of Spinal Pain
Other common causes of spinal pain include – injuries, tumours, and infections. These are slightly harder to avoid as they’re harder to predict. For instance, lifting a heavy object may cause your back to experience sudden shocks. These shocks may cause inflammation and severe pain. The only way to avoid such injuries is by training your back to be prepared for such situations. That’s why regular exercise and receiving education about back pain [ปวดหลัง, which is the term in Thai] are vital.