Lowback pain is one of the most common symptoms of many diseases andconditions. When diagnosing for diseases, physicians rely on symptomssuch as low back pain to make conclusions and administer medicinesfor different diseases and conditions. Although different drugs workto prevent low back pains, it is also important that people takeprecautions to avoid injuries. This essay highlights major teachingpoints when caring for patients with low back pains.
Whena patient is diagnosed with low back pain, there are several criticalconcerns that the patient needs to know to prevent further injuries.First, the patient should identify the cause of the pain (Buttaro,Trybulski, Polgar-Bailey & Sandberg-Cook, 2012). In this case,the cause was not an injury, so further tests have to be done toestablish a leading cause. One of the likely diagnosis could bedegenerative arthritis which is associated with nerves, or a kidneydisease.
Additionally,it is important to highlight different drugs that will beadministered to them and what choices they have and anycontraindications. They should also be told why they are beingreferred and when to revisit the doctor. Lastly, the patient shouldbe taught on how to manage their pain at home. The most common causeof back pain is mechanical, but there are also other causes(Borenstein, Calin & Calin, 2012). The patient should be taughton how to treat their pain at home and avoid further injuries of theback.
Inconclusion, some of the strategies that can be used to prevent lowback pain injuries include regular exercising and maintaining correctposture. People with histories of low back pain injuries shouldalways lift heavy objects correctly and improve their physicalhealth. This can be achieved through eating a proper diet andstretching hamstrings.
Borenstein,D. G., Calin, A., & Calin, A. (2012). FastFacts: Low Back Pain.Health Press.
Buttaro,T. M., Trybulski, J., Polgar-Bailey, P., & Sandberg-Cook, J.(2012). PrimaryCare: A collaborative practice.Elsevier Health Sciences.