Backache Symptoms and Relief
Burning backache especially in the lower back takes many forms and can result from many conditions and causes. Usually the cause could be from a fall or a person has lifted a heavy load. Some backaches could be the result of illness or spinal deformity. Often enough burning backache comes on gradually and it is not easy to diagnose the cause. Back pain could be acute or chronic. Poor posture is one of the main reasons for chronic burning backache. Nervous tension, improper footwear, slouching, sleeping on a very soft mattress, female pelvic disorders, rheumatism, slipped disc, sciatica, degeneration of the spinal column, arthritis and other bone diseases are some of the other reasons which are the cause of back pain.
The symptom for a backache or burning backache depends upon the cause of the problem. If your back has had an injury or strain, stiffness, muscle cramps and spasms may result. The pain usually creeps up slowly or suddenly in the lower back or the buttocks which can be aggravated by further injury or movement which will last for 2 to 3 days and then gradually it will decrease over the next few days. Sciatica is the worst pain you could get. It can come slowly or suddenly and sends a shooting burning pain from the buttocks down towards the leg and the foot. Usually one leg and foot is affected. The other indication of back pain is tingling, numbness and weakness in one or both the legs. Smoking is another cause of backache causing malnutrition in spinal discs. Usually smoking affects people with small stature. When backache persists it is time to go to the doctor for a check up. Who knows the pain could be due to a minor condition only.
If the burning backache is a mild one then relief may be possible by taking aspirin, vitamin s B1, B6 and B12 under the guidance of a doctor. Rest and sleeping on a hard bed will give immense relief from backache. Application of a heated pad will also give much wanted relief from the pain. Back pain can also be avoided by wearing low heeled shoes, observing correct posture while sitting, using chairs with proper back rest, adjusting work surfaces height and using a pillow behind the back when on long drives. Extra support may be needed for car seats. Avoid sitting on soft heavily padded chairs. Be careful in lifting or carrying heavy loads. If you have to lift a heavy load use your strong leg muscles. The correct method is to keep the back straight and bend the knees till you are low enough to grasp the load you want to lift. Then raise the load and yourself slowly by simply straightening your legs. You should also avoid bending too much forward while ironing clothes especially for the housewife. Willow bark can also be used to reduce pain and inflammation. If still burning backache persists then surgery may be the option.