What can I do to solve the pain if I accidentally "flashed my waist"?

What can I do to solve the pain if I accidentally "flashed my waist"?

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Whether it is a slender waist or a thick back, if the posture is not proper during sports or labor, it is very likely that the waist will be flashed accidentally.

 Severe low back pain came one after another, the taste is really uncomfortable!

 "Flash waist" is actually an acute lumbar sprain

In fact, "flashing waist" is a folk saying, and some people call it "shocking waist". It belongs to acute lumbar sprain and is a common trauma in life. It is caused by different degrees of tearing and bleeding of the muscles, fascia, sacroiliac joints and ligaments of the lower back.

The waist is one of the more flexible parts of our spine, second only to the neck in terms of activity. It can be used for flexion, extension, side bending, rotation and other activities, and at the same time bears a certain amount of weight. Therefore, the tension on the soft tissues of the waist is relatively large, and there are more chances of injury.

 When we are usually careless, we suddenly start waist-loading exercises (such as lifting heavy objects) or bend over or turn around without preparation or insufficient preparation activities, or when we are working or exercising. When it is too large, it often causes acute lumbar sprain.

 In addition, some congenital deformities, such as asymmetric facet joints or cracked sacral vertebrae, are more prone to lumbar sprains due to uncoordinated lumbar spine activities or weak lumbosacral ligaments and muscles.

How painful can "flash waist" be?

Severe pain in the lower back or lumbosacral region usually occurs immediately after an acute lumbar sprain (in some cases, the pain is not obvious at the time of the injury, and the pain is obvious after a few hours or the next morning), which is persistent, knife-like or tearing Crack-like pain, which can be aggravated after activity and can be relieved but not completely eliminated after rest. Coughing, speaking loudly, straining the abdomen, and turning over can cause pain to worsen. Sometimes the pain can also radiate to the buttocks, the back of the thigh, the front and inner side of the thigh root, etc.

 At the same time, pain and reflex spasms of damaged muscles often cause stiffness in the waist, limited movement, and the spine tilts to the painful side. The patient cannot even move the body, and supports the waist with more hands to prevent more severe pain due to activities, which is very painful.

 What to do to relieve the pain of "flash waist"

 Once the waist flashes, correct and timely treatment can not only relieve the pain quickly, speed up the recovery, but also avoid or reduce the occurrence of chronic lumbar muscle strain.

  1. Proper rest is essential

 Be sure to choose to rest on a hard board bed, and a thin pillow can be placed under the waist to maintain the physiological curvature of the lumbar lordosis, so that the lumbar muscles are in a relaxed rest state, so as to facilitate the recovery of the damaged parts.

Try to avoid movements that may make the pain worse. Severe cases need about two weeks of rest.

        2.Cold and hot compresses should pay attention to the order

Apply cold compress method within 1 to 2 days after acute lumbar sprain, and use a towel to cold compress the waist to promote the contraction of small ruptured blood vessels to stop bleeding. After 3 to 4 days, physical therapy such as hot compress can be performed to promote the absorption of the hematoma.

      3.Go to the hospital for examination and treatment in time

It is appropriate to go to the pain department of the hospital for examination to confirm the diagnosis, rule out fractures and disc herniation, and receive local injection therapy or myofascial trigger point therapy.

 For acute lumbar sprain, lumbar intervertebral block cross injection therapy and psoas muscle trigger point acupuncture can produce better curative effect. Usually 1 to 4 times is a course of treatment, and some patients are cured after 1 treatment. Anti-inflammatory analgesics can also be used according to the situation, such as ibuprofen, celecoxib, etc. Narcotic analgesics can also be used for severe pain.

Local physiotherapy (such as ultrasound, infrared rays, pulsed electric waves), manual massage, cupping, etc. can also relieve the symptoms of acute lumbar sprains. At the same time, dog skin ointment and tiger bone ointment can also be used together.

 It is worth mentioning that if the condition of the "flashing waist" is serious, or if you experience calf or foot pain, numbness and other symptoms, you should go to the hospital for examination in time to rule out fractures, intervertebral disc prolapse, etc. , so as not to aggravate the damage.

 To prevent flash waist, the following five points should be understood

  1. Pay attention to the exercise of the back muscles: often do "arch bridge" (lying on the back, using the head, shoulders, and feet as the fulcrum, and raising the chest and waist upwards) or "Yanfei" (lying on the stomach, using the chest and abdomen as the fulcrum, allowing the head, shoulders, Lifting of the lower limbs) action.
  1. Master the correct working posture: When carrying or lifting heavy objects, try to keep the chest and waist straight, and the hips and knees flexed.

       3.Strengthen labor protection: When doing heavy physical labor such as carrying, lifting, moving, and lifting, a waist support belt should be used to help stabilize the waist and spine, increase abdominal pressure, and enhance muscle work efficiency.

  1. Pay attention to the balance between work and rest: try to avoid doing heavy physical work that is beyond your capacity, and avoid bending over and forcing the posture to work for too long.

   The elderly pay attention to calcium supplementation to prevent osteoporosis.


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