Back pain, is it serious? - Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic

Among the top conditions for which one visits a doctor, low back pain would be somewhere right at the top. Recent statistics show that 8 out of 10 people will be affected by low back pain at some point in their lives and that 90% of the time it will recur. Consult at DRHC for the best lower back pain treatment in Dubai.

Moreover, the incidence of back pain among young people is on the rise. It can be largely credited to the lifestyle which involves sitting for long periods of time, be it in the office, in the car, or at home watching TV.

It is not just the sitting that makes things worse, most of the time we end up sitting in incorrect postures which over time results in lumbar stiffness, tightened muscles, and disc prolapse.

Various factors like sedentary lifestyles, lack of exercise, and inappropriate footwear also lead to chronic back pain.

When do we see a doctor? What symptoms should you watch out for?

The first and foremost point is that not all acute pain signals tissue damage. Our nervous system can be likened to your car alarm, it can be activated if somebody leans on to your car and it can also be activated when somebody is trying to break in. The latter example is the real emergency here, but the alarm goes off both times nevertheless. Our nervous system can do the same, sometimes it's a false alarm and there are only minor factors to be rectified, and sometimes it's more serious than that.

Here are a few symptoms which you shouldn’t overlook and see a doctor right away

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Constant back pain which is not getting relieved no matter what positional change you make or even when you rest
  • The feeling of weakness, sudden burning or tingling sensation, numbness in one or both legs
  • Pain down the legs
  • Night pain which can wake you up.
  • Inability to move your back following an accident

Back pain can arise from various factors like muscle strength imbalance, poor Range of Motion in the joints, bad posture, biomechanical malalignment, and psychological causes. If you are having persistent back pain take a trip to the doctor or physiotherapist and get yourself checked out.

Prevention is better than cure so here are some tips to avoid back pain.

Tips for a healthy back at work:

  • Take regular breaks if your job requires you to sit for prolonged hours
  • Move around, be active as much as you can while you are at work
  • If you have a job that is hectic and you can’t leave your workstation, start taking phone calls standing up
  • Maintain good posture at work

The physiotherapy clinic at Dr. Rami Hamed Center provides you with the best option for a sports physiotherapist.