Osteopath Simkin: if your back is “shot”, under no circumstances ask for a massage

Osteopath Dmitry Simkin gave detailed instructions on how to deal with a “shot” in the back. In medicine, this condition is called “lumbago.”

The main symptom of lumbago is a sharp, severe pain that literally prevents you from moving. Many people associate it with a “shot.”

The main cause of the “lumbago” is most often a pinched nerve that runs from the spinal cord to the lumbar region and then to the legs. Most often, the cause of lumbago is an intervertebral hernia.

— If a “lumbago” occurs, I categorically do not recommend asking your loved ones to give you a massage or starting treatment with manual therapy. Without understanding the true causes of pain, such methods will only further destabilize the body as a whole and the spine in particular,” the doctor noted.

Ultimately, this threatens to increase the misalignment of the discs and a series of relapses.

People often experience “lumbago” during intense physical activity: strength training in the gym, working in the garden, or simply lifting weights at home.
< br>First aid when your back is “shot”

It is important to eliminate symptoms. You need to see a neurologist as soon as possible. If necessary, the doctor will select anti-inflammatory and painkillers, antispasmodics, and prescribe injections. Sometimes a dropper or blockade may be required – an injection into the painful point.

When the acute pain passes, it is necessary to start looking for the causes of the “lumbago”. We need an osteopathic doctor here. 

— Most often, the cause of disc misalignment, which actually causes a hernia, is an old injury or inflammation in a completely different area of ​​the body, noted Simkin.
Lumbago symptoms:

  • Lower back pain: acute, sharp or dull, it may increase with movement or lifting heavy objects.
  • Limited mobility. Patients experience difficulty bending, turning, or bending their back.
  • A burning or numbness sensation in the lower back or along the nerve roots associated with the lumbar spine.
  • The rapid onset of symptoms. Lumbago can occur suddenly or gradually, and symptoms can worsen over time.

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Important< span style="color:#fc272d;">! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.