pain affecting the buttock regions and low back and my doctor said
it is a mechanical low back pain.
does mechanical low back pain mean?
low back pain (sometimes referred to generally as lumbago) is attributed
to structural alterations or functional or postural overloads of the
elements that form the lumbar spine.
these alterations can be implied in the origin of lumbago, a clear
correlation between the patient's referred pain and the anatomical
alteration found by the image techniques does not exist.
Alterations in the biomechanics of the vertebral elements can take
to an imbalance with overload of some structures and secondly to mechanical
Thus, static alterations, muscular imbalances or ligaments and muscles
overload may be cause of mechanical low back pain or lumbago.
is that the cause of the symptoms in the majority of the patients
is not known.
In the acute phase:
of the patients with acute low back pain or lumbago do not require
rest in bed. Only in cases of intense pain that it gets worse standing
up or with the movements it is recommended to rest in bed 2 to 4 days
(rising for feeding and hygiene).
rest is detrimental. It produces deterioration of physical and mental
heat, 20 minutes, several times per day and analgesics like Acetaminophen
(paracetamol)) are also recommended.
when analgesics don't work.
relaxants since usually they are associated to muscular contractures
of the lumbar pains improve within the first month, independent of
the treatment they receive.
a 10% of lumbar pains follow a chronic condition which is defined
as a condition that lasts 12 months or longer.