I was reading an article on back pain. As you can probably guess , they catch my attention … The bulk of the article is about long term results from excessive sitting. A desk job for example , or repetitive movements at work sort of thing. Then it hits the topic of major injury ;
However , if your back pain is following a trauma like a fall , or the pain gets worse or you have other symptoms like numbness radiating down through your legs , you should see your doctor , he said. Part of the reason that people get unnecessary treatment is patients themselves , according to Jason Busse , an associate professor of anesthesia at McMaster University in Hamilton , Ont., who researches chronic pain.
‘ Medication is often the first approach because that’s what’s available and patients don’t want to leave a clinical encounter without something.The pain can be severe. It can be awful. It can be really horrible. And we’ve been conditioned that when we have pain like that , it’s got to be something serious. ( MORBNOTE ; I again point out that there is quite a large difference among how well people handle pain ) … But that’s most often not the case ‘ he said. Busse thinks that the research in the Lancet highlights a problem that has persisted for decades … That even though scientific evidence suggests that staying mobile is important to recover from back pain , people are still getting prescriptions , going through expensive tests , and resting in bed. He’s not sure why this advice persists , but thinks Canada’s health care system contributes to the problem : ‘ Unfortunately the health care system that we have here , it’s fee-for-service not fee-for-results ‘ he said. ‘ Whether the treatment is effective is not built into reimbursement ‘.
Again , I say ‘ What do you do when that type of movement irritates and ratchets up the pain levels in someone who can handle more pain than the average person to begin with ?!!! …