About Back Pain Doctor

Back pain is common among all age groups. In older people, it is predominantly aging that is the main cause leading to back pain. The younger generation is glued to their phones and, certainly, they don’t care about the position they are sitting or lying in, Prolonged inactivity is the root cause of back pain.

Other grounds for it are hunching over every time you pick something up, Overhead work straining on the neck and upper body, muscle strains, and a lot of daily activities. If the pain lasts for more than a few days you should consult a back pain doctor you never know it might be a call for surgery.

What is the job of a back pain doctor?

Also known as an orthopedic physician, a back pain doctor is a certified, skilled professional who is concerned with correcting the deformities in muscles or bones. The person examines and treats the injuries.

Qualifications of the doctor? 

  • A graduate from a science stream.
  • Followed by MBBS degree.
  • 2 to 3 years of master of surgery in orthopedic degree.

Skills required

  • You should have strong physical as well as mental stamina.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have a sense of responsibility and strong willpower.

Do you need back surgery?

Usually, back pain problems can be treated conservatively without surgery. If there is a pain for a few days then doctors recommend bed rest, some painkillers may be prescribed followed by muscle relaxants. If the pain is slightly more then go for physiotherapy, there are many modalities of physiotherapy available. Chronic pain requires immediate surgery as it constantly increases with each passing day. If the treatment isn’t provided on time complications can occur later on.

Things to avoid doing in a back pain

  • Avoid sitting or laying down in bed for a long time as your muscle tends to tighten up even more. Some people think that lying down is beneficial but it puts more pressure on your spine causing severe back pain.
  • Dr. Lindsay Clark suggests to avoid certain exercises and postures or even stretching by arching your back or straightening up this will cause the muscle to tighten up leading to pain. Instead, do some light exercises like swimming, and yoga as advised by the doctor.
  • Avoid heavy loads for a few days it puts more pressure on the spine ultimately leading to back pain.

Superfoods for back pain

  • Make sure that you have a balanced diet with carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and don’t consume much it will deteriorate your health.
  • First on the list is a green leafy vegetable such as spinach, and broccoli has nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamins. Anti-oxidants provided by the vegetables are helpful.
  • Having one avocado a day is good for your health. They are rich in micronutrients, and vitamins and have anti-inflammatory effects.
  • fruits are a rich source of anti-oxidants which bring down the inflammation in our joints and bones. They are also good for our brain and heart.
  • Dark chocolates no way but you will be surprised to know that the significant ingredient cocoa provides a host of benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Turmeric used daily in households has excellent healing properties.
  • Important for maintaining healthy bones calcium is needed by the body. Milk, cheese, and some other dairy products are rich in calcium.

If the pain constantly remains over a few days, consult the doctor don’t wait as the situation may worsen.  Act accordingly under the guidance of the doctor and don’t try new things on your own. For a better recovery change your daily routine as it may help you in getting better.