Backache - Malfunction

January 6, 2008

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 back pain
 Pain in the back - a problem familiar to most people: it may be dull, constant pain in the back, and suddenly there was a sharp pain, depriving the ability to move. Causes of back pain are numerous: pain may appear suddenly, as a result of injury, fall, trying to lift too heavy object - or evolve, to grow gradually because of age-related changes of the spine.

Back pain - one of the most common problems in today's society. Back pain can test anyone, although some people are included in the so-called "at risk". The first episodes of back pain is usually seen in people between the ages of thirty to forty years, and the older the person, the more likely the pain in his back. In addition, back pain - a frequent occurrence among people with low levels of physical fitness: weak muscles of the back and belly are simply not able to properly support the spine.

Among other risk factors - unhealthy diet, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, family history, presence of diseases, smoking, poor working conditions or, on the contrary, work in the office, forcing a person to maintain a sitting position throughout the day.

 Backache - Malfunction

The causes of back pain

It is important to understand that the pain in his back - a symptom of a disease or disorder, and not an independent diagnosis. Back pain can be caused by:

Mechanical violations. One of the most common examples of such violations, causing back pain - degeneration (abrasion) of the intervertebral discs with age cartilaginous discs are located between the vertebrae, erased, ceasing to perform its "cushioning" function. This in turn leads to the emergence of pain in the back under load. Often the "culprit" of back pain becomes hernia - another kind of mechanical violations, the displacement of one or more of the intervertebral discs.

Injuries: Some back injuries - such as sprains, falls, fractures - can cause a short-term, or chronic back pain.

Acquired diseases: Back pain - a symptom of many diseases of various kinds. Among them:

  • scoliosis Scoliosis - when the spine is curved  Scoliosis - when the spine is curved
 , Curvature of the spine, usually do not cause pain at a young age
  • spondylolisthesis (displacement of the vertebrae)
  • various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
   and ankilezny spondylitis
  • spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves)
  • in some cases - osteoporosis

In addition, back pain can be caused by pregnancy, kidney stones or kidney infections, endometriosis, fibromyalgia.

 Backache - Malfunction

How to prevent

The best thing you can do to avoid back pain - is to keep active and maintain good physical shape, muscle tone back. To prevent back pain different useful exercise Myths about exercise: do not believe  Myths about exercise: do not believe
 Thus, exercises for strength development and coordination reduce the risk of falls and injuries, flexibility exercises reduce the risk of stretching and strengthening your back muscles.

Another important factor - proper nutrition Proper nutrition - the basic precepts of healthy food  Proper nutrition - the basic precepts of healthy food
 : A balanced diet helps maintain normal weight and prevent certain diseases (eg, calcium and vitamin D help prevent osteoporosis and make the bones stronger).

Lifting weights is best avoided - or else lift heavy objects properly, so that the load does not lay down on his back and on the legs and thighs. To do this, weight lifting is necessary to straighten your back and bend forward.

 Backache - Malfunction

When back pain are dangerous

In most cases, the appearance of back pain seek immediate medical attention is not necessary, because the pain usually disappears on its own after a rest. Nevertheless, it is necessary to consult a doctor if the back pain accompanied by numbness or tingling in the limbs, or if the back pain is acute and is not inhibited by conventional painkillers or rest. Immediately seek medical help is necessary in cases where back pain accompanied by disorders of urination, unusual weakness, pain or numbness in the feet, fever, sudden weight loss. In these cases, back pain - a sign of serious illness requiring surgery.

 Backache - Malfunction

Acute and chronic pain

Back pain that occurs suddenly - for example, after a fall or lifting - is considered acute pain. Acute back pain appear suddenly and disappear just as suddenly. Acute pain - the most common type of back pain, it usually lasts for a very short period of time (no more than six weeks).

Chronic back pain, on the other hand, it is pain, which are observed over a long period of time (more than three months). Such pains are considered to be much less common than acute back pain.

Voltaren Emulgel - will help reduce joint pain, lower back and soft tissues

March 4, 2012

 Voltaren Emulgel
 Voltaren Emulgel - a drug non-prescription that may be in the home medicine cabinet. It is used in the case of joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 , Muscles, back pain, trauma, accompanied by pain and so on. Voltaren Emulgel is quite possible to apply on their own, before the arrival of the doctor, to relieve the pain.

 Voltaren Emulgel - will help reduce joint pain, lower back and soft tissues

Action Voltaren when applied topically

Voltaren Emulgel is a 1% uniform creamy gel for external use a yellowish-white color. The main active ingredient emulgelya - diclofenac, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and belongs to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other ingredients that are part of emulgelya help the main active ingredient is uniformly distributed over the surface of the skin.

When applied to the skin emulgelya it acts both locally and partially absorbed into the bloodstream and has a systemic action. Therefore, the use of Voltaren emulgelya shown not all.

 Voltaren Emulgel - will help reduce joint pain, lower back and soft tissues

Who and how to apply Voltaren emullel

Voltaren Emulgel is applied topically for moderate pain in the joints in the lower back, in the area of ​​soft tissue. When the pain of medium intensity Voltaren Emulgel administered together with other dosage forms of Voltaren - solution for injection, tablets or rectal suppositories.

Voltaren Emulgel is capable of quickly enough to remove moderate pain in inflammatory and degenerative and inflammatory processes in the joints and spine, pain caused by sciatica, neuritis Neuritis - nerve damage  Neuritis - nerve damage
 , Neuralgia. Assign Voltaren Emulgel in inflammatory processes of soft tissue surrounding the joint. It can be used in case of injuries, if they are not accompanied by hemorrhage (Voltaren helps to reduce blood clotting). It perfectly helps with sprains and soft tissue injuries.

In rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic autoimmune inflammatory process flowing in the joints, which is accompanied by very severe pain, Voltaren Emulgel is an indispensable tool that can be combined with any other medications, including Voltaren in other dosage forms.

Voltaren Emulgel in a single dose equal to about the size of a cherry or walnut (the difference depends on the area of ​​the site of inflammation and pain) is applied to the skin on the painful areas and gently rubbed. Procedures are carried out three to four times a day, after applying the cream be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. Unlike other dosage forms voltaren, emulgel can be used for a long time, the duration of treatment is determined by the doctor.

 Voltaren Emulgel - will help reduce joint pain, lower back and soft tissues


As with topical emulgelya Voltaren can not exclude its systemic effects, this drug should not be used in the event that the application of any other NSAID patient had bronchial asthma. This asthma is called the "aspirin", since most of it is just an aspirin, but this side effect is typical for other drugs in this group.

Do not use Voltaren Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain  Voltaren - relieve inflammation and pain
   emulgel during the III trimester of pregnancy, as it will inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins - substances necessary for the activation of muscle contractions of the uterus during the first stage of labor. In I and II stage of labor Voltaren Emulgel should be used with caution, and only on prescription, since all NSAIDs have a negative effect on the fetus. Do not use it during feeding baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   feeding, and children up to twelve years and hypersensitive to the components of the drug, as well as any other NSAID.

Contraindications for the use Voltaren emulgelya is a violation of the integrity of the skin at the site of its intended application. With careful use of Voltaren Emulgel in the liver and kidney diseases, which are accompanied by violation of their functions.

 Voltaren Emulgel - will help reduce joint pain, lower back and soft tissues

Side effects

Because of systemic side effects may cause a variety of allergic reactions. Even with minor occurrences of allergies (rashes, including urticaria, angioedema, pruritus, bronchospasm, and so on) the drug should be discontinued.

Locally at the application site emulgelya Voltaren may cause irritation and even the type of contact dermatitis, rashes or eczema (redness, swelling, rash with blisters, which turns into a crust), the signs of photosensitivity (intolerance to light).

Voltaren emulgal - it is an external agent, which always helps reduce inflammation and pain of the soft tissues.

Galina Romanenko

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