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Lumbago/lumbargia

Avi Medical can help you with lumbago

Up to 85 percent of all people will suffer lumbago at some point in their lives . Acute back pain is usually harmless and heals on its own. But: lumbago can also be the symptom of a serious illness. So start treatment as early as possible! Our experienced doctors will accompany you at all our locations.

What is lumbago?

Colloquially known as lumbago the terms Lumbago,acute lumbar syndrome, or acute lumbargia sudden shooting pain in the area strong id="">lower back. These are usually caused by acute muscle tension, which irritates the nerves of the spine.

When does it become lumbago?

For the diagnosis of lumbago, the following points must be met: 

  • sudden severe pain in the lower back area
  • Affected people have a history of musculoskeletal diseases or disorders

What are the triggers of lumbago?

Typical triggers of lumbago are: 

  • unusual or drastic movements (e.g. wrong, heavy or jerky lifting, twisting movements, bending)
  • reduced back muscles
  • sitting for long periods of time
  • lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • psychological stress
  • cold wet climate

Good to know: Lumbago does not always appear immediately after the trigger, but can also appear hours or days later.

What are possible symptoms of lumbago?

Recognize lumbago recognize You have the following typical symptoms: 

  • severe pain in the back area, which occurs when you cough , sneezing and general movement increased
  • protective posture (affected people are often bent forward)
  • inability to move

The treatment of lumbago at Avi Medical

The comprehensive therapy for lumbago includes the following measures: 

  • light movements (such as stretching exercises)
  • Heat applications 
  • for acute or very severe pain also: anti-inflammatory painkillers or infiltration with cortisone

For Avi Medical, prevention is also an important component in the treatment of low back pain. strong>. This includes:

  • Back school
  • Information about correct lifting, correct sitting posture and working in a way that protects the back