7 Signs You Need A Back Pain Treatment

  • by Dr. Niharika Chugh
  • Apr 12, 2022
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Back pain is an extremely common complaint, occurring in most people at some point in their lives.  It is often caused by muscle strains or sprains (when you injure your back), or because of arthritis (a disease that causes inflammation and stiffness).  For most people, it can be successfully treated with conservative measures such as rest, hot or cold packs, muscle relaxants, pain relievers, and physical therapy.  But there are times when it may require treatment with surgery.

Surgery is often chosen as a Back Pain Treatment in Delhi option if the patient is suffering from persistent back problems that have not improved or have worsened after six months.  If you are thinking of having surgery, here are seven signs that it may be time to consider back pain treatment.

Your upper body is weak  and your legs are strong If you have this imbalance, you will find it difficult to stand up straight on your own or climb stairs without significant effort.  If you can manage on your own but cannot hold yourself erect for too long without significant fatigue, you should talk to your doctor about this imbalance.  This could be a sign that your pain is escalating.

You're experiencing leg cramps, tingling or weakness If you are feeling any of these symptoms continuously for more than two months or intermittently for longer than six months , it could be a sign that your back pain treatment has failed.

The patient's discomfort is waking him from sleep If you are experiencing a lot of pain during the night and have to shift or change positions constantly, your doctor may consider this another sign of ineffective back pain treatment.  In such cases, surgical measures would be considered as an option.

The patient has significantly reduced or completely lost his appetite and weight If you find yourself losing your appetite and consequently, significant weight, this could be a sign that the condition is worsening.  If you experience vomiting after trying to eat solid food, it would be advisable to consult with your doctor immediately.

The patient is finding it difficult to walk or climb stairs If you are having problems walking, standing or climbing using the stairs it could be a sign that your condition is worsening.  If this isn't addressed immediately, the patient may find himself completely incapacitated.

The patient has lost control of his bladder/bowel function This could occur because of nerve damage which causes the loss of sensation in the area that corresponds to the bladder or bowel.  If you experience urinary or bowel incontinence (accidentally urinating or defecating) after a specific incident such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, etc., it would be better to consult with your doctor immediately.

The patient is experiencing significant weight gain If you are gaining weight rapidly and cannot account for it, this could be a sign that your condition is worsening.  Additionally, if you experience new and significant pain in the hips or thighs and enlarged lymph nodes (in armpits and groin), chest pain, shortness of breath or chest congestion, these could also indicate serious problems.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it's important to consult with your doctor as soon as possible.  He may recommend surgery as Back Pain Treatment in Delhi if other methods have failed.