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Back Injury

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What is Back Injury?

Back injury is a condition that happens when any of the bones, muscles, or ligaments in the back become injured. Your back has many parts that allow you to bend, lift, and twist. These parts include:

  • The spine, which is made up of vertebrae separated by discs. The spine protects the spinal cord that runs through it and allows you to move your body.
  • The ribs attach to the spine at each vertebrae and protect internal organs like the heart and lungs from injury during movement.
  • Muscles in the back help with movement by contracting and relaxing as needed to support joints and bones. They also act as shock absorbers for impact when moving large loads such as lifting heavy objects or running fast on hard surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

What are the types of Back Injury?

Back injuries are some of the most common and painful injuries. They can range from sprains, strains, herniated or bulging discs, and fractured vertebra.

Sprains

  • Sprains are minor injuries that cause damage to ligaments around the joints of your body. They can happen when you twist your ankle or fall on it in an awkward way.

Strains

  • Strains are more serious than sprains because they affect the muscles or tendons instead of just the ligaments. Straining your muscles happens when you overwork them or use them in a way that they’re not used to being used (like lifting something heavy).

Herniated or bulging disc

Herniated or bulging disc is when one of your discs has become weakened and damaged, which allows it to bulge out into your spinal canal. This can cause pressure on the nerves in your spine causing pain and numbness in your limbs.

Fractured vertebra

Fractured vertebra is when one of your vertebrae breaks due to an accident or injury like falling down stairs or being hit by a car while riding a bike through traffic without wearing a helmet first!

What are the symptoms of Back Injury?

The symptoms of back injury can vary, but they are often the same.

Back pain is a common symptom of back injury, but it’s not always present. There are many other symptoms that can indicate a back injury:

  • Tingling or numbness in your legs, arms, or hands
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Trouble breathing or swallowing
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • A loss of bladder control
  • Some other common symptoms include:
  • Pain in the lower back that gets worse with movement and bending forward.
  • Pain that spreads to other parts of your body, like your legs or arms.
  • Loss of sensation in part of your body, such as one or both legs.

What are the causes of Back Injury?

The causes of back injury can vary, but they typically occur because of an accident or physical trauma. Some common causes are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries, such as football and wrestling
  • Falls or slips
  • Working at a job that requires lifting heavy objects
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Sleeping on a mattress that is too soft or too hard
  • Poor posture
  • Being overweight

What are the risk factors for Back Injury?

Back injuries are common. The most common are herniated discs, ruptured discs, muscle strains, and compressed vertebrae.

Risk factors for back injury include:

  • Being older than 65 years old
  • Having a history of back pain
  • Having poor posture
  • Spending long periods of time sitting or standing in one position

How to prevent Back Injury?

The best way to avoid a back injury is to take care of yourself and your body. Here are some tips:

  • Don’t lift anything that’s too heavy for you, even if someone else asks you to help them lift it. Even if it’s just an extra pillow or a box of books, if it feels like too much weight for you to handle safely, then don’t lift it!
  • Don’t sit in one position for too long—get up and move around every once in a while! Sitting still puts more pressure on your spine than moving around does.
  • If you have back pain, make sure to go see a doctor so they can give you advice on how to treat it!

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Back Injury?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a back injury, it can be difficult to know what exercises are safe for you and which ones aren’t. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to strengthen your back muscles in addition to the ones that hurt.

Here are some of the best exercises for back pain:

The Plank Pose – This exercise will strengthen your core muscles and help improve posture.

The Bicycle Crunch – This exercise works your abs and obliques and can help strengthen your core muscles as well.

The Reverse Crunch – This exercise targets the lower part of your abs and helps to strengthen them as well as tone them up a bit too!

Leg Lifts From Lying On Your Back – This exercise works out your glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles while also helping improve balance and stability in those areas too!

What are the treatments for Back Injury?

The most common treatments for back injury are:

Painkillers

These are usually opioids and can be addictive, so they should be used sparingly and under the supervision of a doctor.

Heat Therapy

Heat helps reduce inflammation and increases blood flow, which can help with healing. This can be done at home with a heating pad or hot water bottle. A physical therapist can also provide heat therapy in the form of ultrasound or electrical stimulation.

Resting

Resting the spine and avoiding activities that aggravate it. This could mean avoiding heavy lifting or bending over for long periods of time, depending on the severity of your injury.

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

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What brace is used for Back Injury?

The lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is a back brace that is used to treat a variety of spinal problems. It can be used as part of a treatment plan or as a permanent solution to treat low-back pain and other forms of back injury.

The LSO is designed to support the lower back and protect it from further injury while helping the spine heal itself. This type of brace is only recommended for patients who have had surgery on their lower back or those who have experienced an acute injury to their lower spine.

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