Back pain

Back pain

Pain in the spine should be removed only after identifying the cause, doctors say.


"Back pain is a fairly common symptom that almost everyone has encountered. Most often, pain occurs in the cervical and lumbosacral spine. There are many reasons that can cause pain, and the most common of them is osteochondrosis. In this disease, the function is impaired. The pathology is manifested by moderate dull pain, which decreases when a certain position of the body is adopted. Osteochondrosis can develop in any part of the spine ", - says Igor Antonov, head of the Pain Treatment Clinic, anesthesiologist - resuscitator - algologist of the Federal Research Center of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia.

According to him, herniated discs are another fairly common factor that provokes pain in the spine. Hernias, as a rule, cause severe pain in the lower back, which leads to a loss of physical activity. In osteoporosis, a metabolic disease of bones, pains are localized in the thoracic and lumbar spine, occur after physical exertion and radiate to the region of the ribs and hip joints.

The expert states: “In addition, pain in the spine is caused by arthritis, spondyloarthrosis, myositis (inflammatory muscle diseases), radiculitis, osteomyelitis, ankylosing spondylitis. Some gynecological and urological pathologies, for example, cervical cancer and prostatitis, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract for example, pancreatitis, as well as kidney disease, can provoke pain in the spine.

Spinal pain should be eliminated after identifying the cause of the symptomatology. In order to find the trigger, you need to see an algologist, therapist or neurologist. After a comprehensive examination of the body, the specialist will determine the tactics of treatment, which will depend on the type of disease that provoked pain in the spine. As symptomatic therapy, various types of analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants, as well as physiotherapeutic treatment are used. "