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What Causes Back pain
Back pain can be divided into non-radicular pain and radiculopathy. Radiculopathy occurs when there is irritation in the nerve root, causing neurologic symptoms, such as numbness and tingling. Disk herniation and foraminal stenosis are the most common causes of radiculopathy. Non-radicular back pain is most commonly caused by injury to the spinal muscles or ligaments, degenerative spinal disease, or a herniated disk. Spondylosis, or spinal degeneration, occurs when the intervertebral disc undergoes degenerative changes, causing the disc to fail at cushioning the vertebrae. There is an association between intervertebral disc space narrowing and lumbar spine pain. The space between the vertebrae becomes narrow, resulting in compression and irritation of the nerves. There is a weak association between low back pain and facet osteoarthritis, which has been considered as a primary reason for compression of spine nerve roots as they exit the intervertebral foramen.
Back pain can also be due to referred pain from another source. Referred pain occurs when pain is felt at a location different from the source of the pain. An abdominal aortic aneurysm and urethral colic can both result in pain felt in the back.
Back pain is a common symptom that could manifest along the delicate tissues of the backbone, such as the muscles, nerves, bones, and joints. Internal structures such as glands, pancreas and the aorta, may cause referred pain in the back. When treating back pain, health care professionals often attempt to achieve a decrease in the level of the individual’s back pain so as to reestablish their ability to function in everyday activities, to help them manage symptoms and also to evaluate the effects of therapy choices. The objective is to manage back pain with rehabilitation for long-term pain relief.
Back Pain Non-Medical Treatment:
Back pain is generally treated with non-pharmacological therapy first, as it typically resolves without the use of medication. Superficial heat and massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation therapy may be recommended.
- Heat therapy is useful for back spasms or other conditions. A review concluded that heat therapy can reduce symptoms of acute and sub-acute low-back pain.
- Regular activity and gentle stretching exercises is encouraged in uncomplicated back pain and is associated with better long-term outcomes. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in the abdomen and around the spine may also be recommended. These exercises are associated with better patient satisfaction, although it has not been shown to provide functional improvement. However, one study found that exercise is effective for chronic back pain, but not for acute pain. If used, they should be performed under supervision of a licensed health professional.
- Massage therapy may give short-term pain relief, but not functional improvement, for those with acute lower back pain. It may also give short-term pain relief and functional improvement for those with long-term (chronic) and sub-acute lower back pain, but this benefit does not appear to be sustained after 6 months of treatment. There does not appear to be any serious adverse effects associated with massage.
- Acupuncture may provide some relief for back pain. However, further research with stronger evidence needs to be done.
- Spinal manipulation treatments. After a complete examination a personalized clinical treatment program is put together & implemented. Your treatment is monitored so your program can be updated so you receive the maximum benefit.
is a widely-used method of treating back pain, although there is no evidence of long-term benefits.
At Clinicube we offer these After a complete examination a personalized clinical treatment program is put together & implemented. Your treatment is monitored so your program can be updated so you receive the maximum benefit.
Recovery with Chiro and Physical Therapy
Whether it’s recreational or professional sports, the possibility of sustaining injuries while playing is always present. Though contact sports like football and basketball increase the chance of getting injured, swimmers, cyclists, and golfers also have their fair share of sports injuries.
First aid is very important to keeping the pain in check and preventing further damage to the affected area. Serious injuries may need
more than just an ice pack. Some may need regular rehab sessions to bring back peak performance while the worst injuries may call for surgery.
The most common sports injuries among professionals are pulled muscles, runner’s knee, shoulder impingement, shin splints, tennis elbow, ankle sprain, and Achilles tendonitis. Though these
rarely require evasive treatment, most may require physical therapy and chiropractic intervention for treatment and recovery.
Treatment will start with questions about your medical history, a physical exam, and other tests relevant to your injury. Thorough evaluation and a correct diagnosis of the injury will also result in providing the right treatment plan.
A chiropractor will check your posture, balance, and spine. A chiropractor will help you relieve tension in your body with manual adjustments to your spine and joints. Faster recovery, improved balance, and better performance can be achieved with regular visits.
Physical therapy will provide targeted exercises to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, after which a reconditioning treatment plan will help improve range of motion, flexibility, strength, and balance. Committing to the physical therapy and rehab can get you back to your game faster and safer.
Yes, enjoying your favorite sport is a great way to keep fit and healthy. However, there are a couple of tips that you should always remember: make sure that you warm up and cool down properly, and don’t overdo yourself and listen to your body.
When it comes to back pain, prevention is as important as cure
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are currently experiencing back pain, you’ll know exactly how disabling and unpleasant it can be. Sadly, many people find that when they visit their medical provider, they end up with some super strength, prescription painkillers and little else. Not only do painkillers bring their own problems, including in some cases the potential for dependency, they also fail to address the underlying problem that’s causing the pain in the first place. If you’re looking for alternatives to drugs, chiropractic treatment can often provide a perfect solution.
Non-invasive and safe for people with pre-existing medical conditions
Because a Chiropractor uses spinal manipulation and decompression to relieve pain and promote healing, no surgery is involved. Even if you have a complex medical history or are already taking several different medications, chiropractic techniques can usually be administered safely. They are suitable for people of all ages, enabling elders to benefit as much as younger people.
Prevention is vital to minimize the risk of a condition recurring
A major advantage of chiropractic is that it encompasses not only the immediate treatment of the acute condition, but also includes exercises and postural adjustments designed to strengthen and support the spinal area. Done regularly, the right exercises can help to protect the spine against further injury in the future. Particularly if your back pain has been attributed to a degenerative condition, posture or lifestyle, chiropractic provides the guidance you need to make lasting positive changes in order to improve your spinal health as much as possible.
Our experienced team believes in offering a holistic, effective treatment regime that’s individually tailored to the needs of each client. In addition to chiropractic, if appropriate we can also offer a range of other proven pain relief techniques, including acupuncture, physical therapy and Redcord. We can work successfully with people of all ages and our therapies are usually suitable for people who have pre-existing conditions. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to your back pain which doesn’t have to involve years of dependence on painkillers, chiropractic could be the answer.
If you’re a chronic pain sufferer, then you’re probably fully aware of how difficult it can be to tolerate the persistent discomfort. Chronic pain of the back can put a serious damper on your daily lifestyle. It can prevent you from working, doing the things you love and even feeling happy. This is why it’s so crucial to find a suitable treatment plan for your specific case of chronic pain.
When you experience back pain, there is likely a reason for your discomfort. Different issues and injuries can manifest differently in your body, so it’s important to determine the cause of the problem. Once you know the origination of the symptoms, you can work to resolve them.