What Back Pain Feels Like:
stiffness and pain centered anywhere in the back, sometimes radiating into the legs or buttocks, and possibly originating after heavy lifting or injury.
Pain is woresnsed by coughing, sneezing, walking, movement, menstruation.
Pain is decreased by antacids, analgesics, leaning forward, bed rest.
The most common form of back pain results from the strain in the lower back.
Other causes of back pain are mainly
Fractures, disc problems like disc bulge or disc prolapse, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatological conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, renal colic, acidity
Your Doctor Visit:
What your doctor will ask you about: precise location of pain,any injury to back,activities like sudden bending or weight lifting,pain or numbness in the buttocks or legs ,urinary incontinence, difficulty or pain with urinating, blood in urine, abdominal pain, hip pain, fever or chills, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, vaginal discharge.
Your doctor will also want to know whether you have ever had an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI of your spine, or any other tests of your backbone, and what they showed and whether you have ever had surgery on your spine.
Your doctor will want to know if you’re taking any regular medications, particularly steroids
Your doctor will ask for investigations to be done like XRAY, CTSCAN, MRI , BONE SCAN, BMD SPINE, BLOOD INV