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Everything About Lower Back pain in Older Adults

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Everything About Lower Back pain in Older Adults

A recent study shows that back pain is not only experienced by adults, but older adults are also suffering from this type of problem. If you are experiencing too much lower back pain, then you need to visit the ortho doctor as soon as possible, so that you can get the treatment on time. Because if you leave it untreated, it will lead you to chronic conditions over time.

There are several old adults who are suffering from lower back pain, this type of pain is related to degeneration of the joints in the spine. This condition has two main causes including Osteoarthritis and Spinal stenosis. In these conditions, you need to visit the Ortho centre to meet the ortho doctor, so that you can get detailed information about this condition.

Symptoms of lower back pain

If you are suffering from lower back pain as well as stiffness, which you experience in the morning and evening. The symptoms include-:

  • Stiffness and loss of flexibility in the back
  • Aching and intermittent pain in the lower back that is caused by performing any physical activity
  • A severe pain that interrupts your sleep
  • Localized tenderness when the affected area of the spine is pressed
  • Pain that is usually caused in the morning and evening

Causes

Generally, adult people experience this type of pain due to facet joint osteoarthritis, which is additionally known as degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis of the spine. You experience this condition when the cartilage between the facet joints breaks down badly. In the early stage, you may suffer from mild pain, but over time, it may lead you to severe condition.

Symptom: Leg pain that happens when you are standing and walking upright.

  • You may find difficult to walk, but do not experience leg pain
  • You may suffer from severe lower back pain.
  • You may get relief from lower back pain immediately after sitting down.
  • In the early stage, you experience mild pain, but over time suffer from severe pain.
  • Tingling, Weakness, and numbness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

Causes

This type of pain is caused due to Lumbar spinal stenosis or degenerative spondylolisthesis. When your spinal stenosis puts too much pressure on the nerves and you feel difficulty in walking, standing, and sitting too.

Symptoms: Sudden onset of back pain

  • Deformity and disability
  • Sudden onset of back pain
  • Height loss
  • Lying on one’s back makes the pain less intense
  • Standing or walking will usually make the pain worse
  • Limited spinal flexibility

Causes

Older adults usually experience this type of lower back pain because of compression fractures. This is usually experienced by women with osteoporosis in the period of post-menopause.

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