Indicators in Back Pain

Back pain usually starts with signals or indicators. For instance, if your back hurt at one time and stopped, and later it started it again, you received your indicator at the start. In short, the first time your back starts hurting is the sign. You want to pinpoint when the first pain started. Once you identify the starting date, you will need to consider what inspired your back pain. For instance, did you fall? Were you in a motorized accident?

Once you find the trigger of your back pain, you want to consider the symptoms. Did you feel pain? Did you feel weak? Was your back stiff or numb?

Now you can use the indicators to discover where the pain started. Did the pain begin in the lower back? Was the pain at the top area? Did the pain cause additional pain, such as around the neck? Was the pain intermittent? Did the pain consistently cause stress? Did the pain shoot to other areas of the body?

Did the pain get worse when you walked, stood, sit, or lay down? Did the pain decrease, or did it increase?

Did the pain stop when you first hurt your back or did it frequently hurt? Did the pain cause long-term problems? Did the pain leave right away?

When you first injured your back, did the symptoms change gradually? Did the symptoms interrupt your daily duties? How did the symptoms change? How did the symptoms interrupt your daily tasks?

Answering the questions can help you inform your doctor and understand the cause of your condition. If you were in an accident and sought medical support when you first damaged your spine, you may want to consider what tests were used to spot your condition. What did your doctor find?

What was that treatment if you sought medical support and your doctor-recommended treatment? How did the treatment help your back condition? If the therapy helped your condition, can you try the remedies now?

Is your back pain caused by surgery, joint conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, or disease?

Does your job require mandatory lifting of heavy objects? Is your job emotionally stressful?

Do you stand long hours? Do you sit long hours?

How are your exercise habits? Do you work out often? Do you engage in stretch exercises? What is your stress level? Do you do something active to relieve stress?

Is there a hereditary back problem in your history?

Once you ask questions about your back condition, you might want to mark points that you can mention later to your doctor. Noting the problems can help you, and your doctor finds the cause. Often patients fail to do this, so many back pain problems go unnoticed.

If your back pain has recently started after the initial indicator, you may use treatments at home to relieve the pain unless it is demanding. Rest is typical treatment doctors prescribe to reduce back pain. I am a fan of chiropractor support, yet some people have issues with this notion; therefore, if you feel a chiropractor can benefit you, seek help. Massage and physical therapy are also recommended to reduce back pain. In many areas, massage therapists are available, which charge reasonable fees. Check your neighborhoods to learn more about massage therapy. Common stretch exercises can reduce back pain, which has emerged from tension. If you overworked the muscles, you might want to rest and do a few exercises later.

Whatever you do, avoid ignoring the indicators. Once the pain starts in the back, note the area and discuss the problem with your doctor.


A wealth of knowledge and passion is brought with dual degrees in Naturopathic and Chiropractic. A proud family man, he is devoted to his wife and two children.