May 16, 2022
Low-back pain is the expression of the malfunction of the spine and compression or irritation of the nervous structure, which leads to strong muscle contractures. In addition, according to the World Health Organization, low back pain is the most frequent among musculoskeletal disorders, being the leading cause of disability in more than 160 countries. On this occasion, Dr. Einer Concha, neurosurgeon at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on the subject.
Causes of low-back pain
Among the main causes are:
On the other hand, there are other causes that are not directly related to the spine, such as:
These factors can increase the risk of back problems:
The most used medications are anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants, if the symptoms are acute. When it is a chronic condition, the use of analgesics is recommended. On the other hand, if the pain is persistent and does not improve despite various conservative treatments or when signs of nerve injury appear, surgery is recommended.
Dr. Einer Concha
Neurosurgeon at Clínica Ricardo Palma