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09/12/2018

Back Pain, what is it?

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.

 

 

 

09/04/2017

The Launchfit™ by Clinicube®

Clinicube

From the heart of the city arises a new healthcare facility that will restore, remediate, and improve your quality of life, with the help of our professionally dynamic  team.

We are dedicated to rehabilitating, alleviating pain and healing impairments in a cost-efficient way. The Clinicube makes reinventing your body worry-free, pleasurable, and meaningful.

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy 

 Our chiropractic services will benefit people who have musculoskeletal issues and we specialize in helping with spinal problems. Effective manipulation of soft tissues and joints is key in providing maximum relief.

Physical therapy is a more diverse approach to body restoration. We are fully equipped – from manual therapy, various physical therapies to electrotherapy; making sure that you recover immediately without compromising the program’s quality.

Computerized Testing and Training

In physical therapy, motivation is crucial. And there’s no better way to motivate yourself than to see improvement in your condition. Our facility offers you a performance tracker so you can assess your weak points as well as your strengths.

This computer assisted functional evaluation and training program will give you real time accurate results and along with the supervision of your healthcare practitioner, you can adjust your program according to your needs.

Medical Massage

Our Medical Massage makes the perfect pair to our innovative physical rehabilitation and wellness programs. Offering treatment to specific concern areas through a soothing massage is the ideal treat for you after a day of hard work.

Physical Rehabilitation

Our healthcare providers are driven with the passion to rehabilitate physical impairments and disabilities in order to restore your body’s optimum capacity. Our main focus is full restoration or optimization of one’s quality of life with the help of our certified medical team.

Medically Supervised Fitness

 Completed your rehabilitation program yet hesitant to work out on your own? This fitness program is best for you. Our trained medical staff will provide the guidance, techniques, and supervision that you need throughout your transitional period.

Acupuncture and Dry Needle

 Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that relieves body pains through needle insertion in certain body points. It can help relieve pain and an important factor in physical rehabilitation.

Be more. Do more. Live more.  Let our team stop whatever’s stopping you. Book an appointment now and reinvent yourself  at the Clinicube.

 

 

03/10/2017

Everything You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Treatment In New York

There are several different types of disc problems that people can develop as the result of jarring, impact events, unhealthy lifestyles and even excess body fat. These include disc extrusion, disc protrusion and sequestered discs. Learning more about each of these conditions and their underlying causes is the first step in identifying the best herniated disc treatment in New York.

What Disc Protrusion Is And How It’s Identified And Treated

Disc protrusion is commonly referred to as a slipped disc. Sadly, however, the notion of a slipped disc is really a broad and all-encompassing term. This can describe a vast range of medical issues affecting the spinal discs and the muscles and soft tissues that surround them. A slipped disc can be a protrusion or extrusion of the disc. It can also be a ruptured disc or a disc sequestrum.

Identifying and Diagnosing Protrusions

When an actual protrusion does exist, this can occur at the lumbar, cervical or thoracic spine. These are the lower back, the neck and the chest or mid-portion of the spine. With protrusions, while a person might have pain in a specific part of his or her body, the source of this discomfort can lie somewhere else entirely. Thus, the key to identifying bulging discs or other spinal health issues lies in paying attention to the symptoms. Advanced diagnostics can also be used to assess the spine for subluxations or areas of misalignment that might pinpoint the exact location of the injured disc.

Treating Protrusions, Extrusions And Ruptured Or Degenerated Discs

While the common assumption is that protrusions, extrusions and ruptured discs can easily be treated with the hands-on methods that chiropractors use, advanced problems like these are rarely safe to address with anythings so aggressive as adjustments or other forms of spinal manipulation. The first and most important step in these efforts is to alleviate the pressure, stress and swelling that surrounds the injured area and that is affecting the actual injury itself.

Many providers use anti-inflammatory drugs or even cortico-steroid injections. As pain, inflammation and irritation abate, the ability to alter disc alignment increases. This might be done by using inversion tables that fully invert the body and eliminate spinal strain or through ultrasound therapies for increased inflammation reduction and targeted healing. In every instance, the ultimate goal should be to supply patients with individualized, integrated plans that are unique to their circumstances, level of suffering and spinal conditions.

Slipped Discs And Sciatica

Some people develop pain in the lower back that radiates down the buttocks, legs or groin and which is usually the result of both disc pressure and irritation within the associated nerves or nerve groups. When this pain spreads to the area of the leg that falls below the knew, this would be identified as sciatica. Sciatica indicates pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerves and thus, it is perfect example of how analyzing a person’s symptoms can lead to the identification and location of the spinal injury, long before more advanced diagnostic measures are employed.

03/10/2017

Everything You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Treatment In New York

There are several different types of disc problems that people can develop as the result of jarring, impact events, unhealthy lifestyles and even excess body fat. These include disc extrusion, disc protrusion and sequestered discs. Learning more about each of these conditions and their underlying causes is the first step in identifying the best herniated disc treatment in New York.

What Disc Protrusion Is And How It’s Identified And Treated

Disc protrusion is commonly referred to as a slipped disc. Sadly, however, the notion of a slipped disc is really a broad and all-encompassing term. This can describe a vast range of medical issues affecting the spinal discs and the muscles and soft tissues that surround them. A slipped disc can be a protrusion or extrusion of the disc. It can also be a ruptured disc or a disc sequestrum.

Identifying and Diagnosing Protrusions

When an actual protrusion does exist, this can occur at the lumbar, cervical or thoracic spine. These are the lower back, the neck and the chest or mid-portion of the spine. With protrusions, while a person might have pain in a specific part of his or her body, the source of this discomfort can lie somewhere else entirely. Thus, the key to identifying bulging discs or other spinal health issues lies in paying attention to the symptoms. Advanced diagnostics can also be used to assess the spine for subluxations or areas of misalignment that might pinpoint the exact location of the injured disc.

Treating Protrusions, Extrusions And Ruptured Or Degenerated Discs

While the common assumption is that protrusions, extrusions and ruptured discs can easily be treated with the hands-on methods that chiropractors use, advanced problems like these are rarely safe to address with anythings so aggressive as adjustments or other forms of spinal manipulation. The first and most important step in these efforts is to alleviate the pressure, stress and swelling that surrounds the injured area and that is affecting the actual injury itself.

Many providers use anti-inflammatory drugs or even cortico-steroid injections. As pain, inflammation and irritation abate, the ability to alter disc alignment increases. This might be done by using inversion tables that fully invert the body and eliminate spinal strain or through ultrasound therapies for increased inflammation reduction and targeted healing. In every instance, the ultimate goal should be to supply patients with individualized, integrated plans that are unique to their circumstances, level of suffering and spinal conditions.

Slipped Discs And Sciatica

Some people develop pain in the lower back that radiates down the buttocks, legs or groin and which is usually the result of both disc pressure and irritation within the associated nerves or nerve groups. When this pain spreads to the area of the leg that falls below the knew, this would be identified as sciatica. Sciatica indicates pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerves and thus, it is perfect example of how analyzing a person’s symptoms can lead to the identification and location of the spinal injury, long before more advanced diagnostic measures are employed.

03/10/2017

Everything You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Treatment In New York

Herniated discs can exist in four distinct stages. These are discs that have migrated or been forced out of their correct positions. When these injuries occur, nerves can become compress, mobility can be compromised and people can experience considerable and chronic pain. Following is everything you need to know about these problems and the best options in herniated disc treatment in New York.

Understanding Disc Protrusion

When one or more of the vertebral discs begins to deteriorate, this is known as disc protrusion. The spine is subjected to a considerable amount of stress that invariably leads to progressive wear and tear. The result of this wear can be chronic and debilitating issues. Given that each part of the spine is interdependent upon the others, a single problem in an isolated area can eventually have an impact on all others.

The intervertebral discs exist between the vertebrae and account for one-fourth of the spine’s total length. With protrusion or slipped discs, the intervertebral discs begin to decay. There is an inner material in the structure that has a gel-like consistency. This material can accumulate on one side, causing bulging or protrusion. The most common result of protrusion is pressure on the nerves that abuts the discs.

What You Need To Know About Extrusion

With disc extrusion, the disc’s inner nucleus starts to seep out. This seepage results in abnormal pressure and stress in the affected area along with nerve compression. The result of compression is chronic and persistent discomfort in the back or neck. If the sciatic nerve becomes compressed as the result of extrusion, an individual can experience problems like tingling and numbness in the extremities and sharp, shooting pains that travel down the buttocks and legs.

While some severe cases of extrusion may require surgery, it is often possible to alleviate this issue via inversion, manual adjustments, repositioning tables and other forms of hands-on and natural therapy. Most patients are given multi-pronged and individualized plans that represent their own conditions and needs. It is important to note that when extrusion is not treated in a timely fashion, many painful, secondary conditions can develop.

The Characteristics Of Sequestered Discs

If the outer wall of the disc develops a tear and the inner material of the discs begins to seep out and ultimately separates from the disc, this is called sequestration. The detached material often places pressure on spinal nerves that results in symptoms much like those of extrusion. While the symptoms of these two forms of herniation are very much the same, the required manner of treatment is often dissimilar.

In many cases, the material that has seeped out of the disc, also known as nucleus pulosus can actually be absorbed by the blood stream. This means that there are frequently times when sequestration is something that the body is capable of partially resolving on its own. Treatment in these instances will focus on restoring health to the damaged structure and on altering or improving the life habits or lifestyle factors that have led to sequestration so as to avoid similar injuries in the future.