has suffered one can attest to this. The maddening pain, the
inconvenience, and the general unpleasantness that go with it are better
for many reasons. According to General Practitioner, Dr. Joke
Anifowose, the most common cause of back pain is muscle tension. She
says anxiety can increase muscle tension which, in turn, can increase
variety of muscles that are known to tense during stress. This can lead
to mild-to-severe back pain in both the upper and lower back. And that
is why you have to recognize your triggers and avoid them.”
affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults
aged between 35 and 55 years. She says any back pain that leaves you
sleepless and generally makes life miserable for you should be reported
to the physician without delay.
due to benign causes, some back pain may also be an indication of
life-threatening diseases ongoing in the body.
steroid or those who abuse drug, back pain is a common travel
companion. She adds that those who are HIV-positive and others with
compromised immunity are also more susceptible to back pain.
how to how to lift heavy stuff. “If you lift anything improperly, or if
you lift anything that is too heavy, your back will suffer the
consequence,” she says.
all day to do their job, as sedentary lifestyle predisposes to back
pain. Again, if you are obese, the weight may lead to back pain.
says that strenuous physical exercise, especially if not done properly,
can lead to back pain.
cases of low back pain that should make you run to the hospital, so is
it possible to have back pain if you can’t manage your back properly.
may be a warning sign of cancer, an autoimmune disease, or due to spinal
cord damage. That is why you cannot neglect a lingering back pain.”
to weight loss, high fever, swelling on the back, pain down your legs,
or if it is due to a blow that you got in the back, then don’t delay to
see the doctor.
unintentionally or if you have difficulty urinating; if you poo
unintentionally, and if you feel numbness around the genitals, anus and
your buttocks, visit the hospital, as many things may be going wrong
already,” she says.
Therefore, in order to save yourself from developing back ache or living
with one, watch what you eat.
Oladimeji, says we should eat in less quantity foods that are rich in
saturated animal fats such as fatty beef, lamb, pork, poultry with skin,
beef fat (tallow), lard and cream, butter, cheese etc.
foods or non-dairy foods will reduce the possibilities of developing
inflammation. Such foods include oily fish such as herring, mackerel,
sardines and salmon. Again, he urges the consumption of low-fat or
no-fat dairy products, lean cuts of beef and pork, and skinless chicken
white flour baked goods such as cakes, donuts, etc.; and excessive
eating of white rice and white bread, which have no nutrients to offer
apart from calories that make you fat.
valuable nutrients such as magnesium in the process of metabolising, but
have nothing nutritionally useful to give in return. Instead, eat more
green leafy vegetables, oats, and beans, as they are rich in magnesium,
which encourages the proper absorption of calcium.
may be dumped as painful crystals in and around the joints. Magnesium
also helps muscles to relax. People with low magnesium levels tend to
feel more pain generally,” Oladimeji says.
fruits such as pineapple, pawpaw, mango, guava, etc. These all contain
digestive enzymes that help reduce acidity in the body.
Written by Solaade Ayo-Aderele