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Home | Articles | Reasons for Lower Back Pain among Men and its Treatment

By Dr M Aradhan Reddy
Consultant Physician
Published on 8/06/2022

Article Context:

  1. Causes
  2. Treatment
  3. Prevention
  • Back pain is one of the most common complaints among men, mainly because of the nature of their work, fitness-related issues, and lifestyle.
    The pain in the back can be caused by a strain (injury) to the tendons or the muscles. Arthritis, structural problems, and disc injuries are some of the other causes. Physical therapies and medications can help to get relief from the pain. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying active can help in avoiding low back pain.
  • Causes of Back Pain in Male

  • Lower back pain among men can be caused by a range of traumas, illnesses, and diseases. They include:
  • Strains and sprains: These can be the most common cause of back pain. Lifting something too heavy or not lifting carefully can harm the muscles, ligaments and tendons.
    Fractures: Another lower back pain reason in male can be vehicle accidents or a tumble can cause the bones in the spine to break. Fractures are more likely in people who have osteoporosis or spondylolysis.
    Structural problems: When the spinal column becomes too narrow for the spinal cord, it is known as spinal stenosis.
    Arthritis: The most prevalent type of arthritis that causes lower back pain is osteoarthritis. Lower back pain, stiffness and inflammation are all symptoms of osteoarthritis.
    Disease: Back pain can be caused by tumours in the spine, infections, and many types of cancer.
    Spondylolisthesis: This condition causes the vertebrae in the spine to fall out of place. Spondylolisthesis causes low back pain and, in some cases, leg pain.

    What are the treatments for lower back pain?

    Rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medications are very effective for lower back pain and with this treatment you can slowly restart your normal activities. Other lower back pain remedies depend on the cause, such as
    Medications: To treat pain, the doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs). Other medicines help to relax muscles and keep back spasms
    Physical therapy (PT): PT can help you strengthen the muscles so that they can support the spine and increase the flexibility that helps to avoid other injuries.
    Hands-on manipulation: You may require osteopathic manipulation or chiropractic adjustments, depending on the cause of your pain. Massage treatment can also help in the reduction of back pain and the restoration of function.
    Injections: A needle may be used to inject medication, such as steroid injections, to treat pain and reduce inflammation.
    Surgery: Surgical treatment is required for some injuries and conditions like low back pain can be treated with a variety of surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive procedures.

    Prevention

    By improving your physical condition and understanding proper body mechanics, you may be able to avoid or prevent back pain.
    • Exercise
    • Build muscle strength and flexibility
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Quit smoking
    • Stand smart, don't slouch
    • Sit properly
    • Keep your back straight
    Most persons with back strains and sprains recover and have no long-term health problems. Many people, however, will experience another episode within a year.
    Either you suffer from back pain or not, you should avoid movements that may strain or twist the back. Keep your back straight by standing & sitting smartly, lifting properly. To avoid or prevent recurrence of back pain, change the position every half hour.
    Keep Your Back Healthy And Strong!

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