Anyone who has ever experienced it will tell you how debilitating it can be. As one of the most common reasons for missing work, back pain is a big issue in society.

What is it?

Put simply, back pain is any pain located in your back! It can be lower, which is most common, middle or upper back pain.

How do I reognise it?

  • Muscle ache
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Pain that radiates down your leg
  • Limited flexibility or range of motion of your back
  • Inability to stand straight

Causes

Your back is a complicated structure made up of many different parts. Damage or strain to any of these parts can trigger pain. You can hurt your back in many different ways:

  • Strains
  • Structural problems
  • Rare but serious conditions

Rarely, back pain may be related to:

  • Cauda equina syndrome.
  • Cancer in the spine.
  • Infection of the spine.

How do you treat it?

Like any disease, even if there is no cure, there is almost always something you can do to manage it and take control. There are three main areas involved in the treatment of any disease:

For information on medicines and therapies relevant to Back Pain, make an appointment at Lynch's pharmacy, Broadale, Douglas, Cork on 021-4366923.

Learn all about the drugs used to treat the disease and any complementary medicines or therapies proven to help. Equip yourself with the tools to manage the condition and not be managed by it.

How do you live with it?

Certain adjustments may be needed to get on with your life, and often, some simple tips and advice can go a long way to making these changes. 

When you come to a Lynch's Pharmacy Clinic, we give you all the relevant information, available to make your life easier and allow you to better live with your condition.

References

Back Pain, a comprehensive overview                                                                                                                                          http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-pain/DS00171

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