Acupuncture For Back Pain Relief

September 22nd, 2012 Posted in Treatment

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  Extensive research on the effectiveness of acupuncture for back pain relief has revealed that this means of therapy aims to ensure the proper flow of energy around the body. Acupuncture for back pain relief has proved to have a positive impact. The therapy uses many thin, sharp needles that are inserted into the trigger points of the body regulating the energy flow. Acupuncture appears to alter the pattern of energy pathways. The insertion of fine needles into the meridian points helps to stimulate the nerve endings by activating the electromagnetic impulses, which results in substantial reduction in back pain. This ancient therapy is found to be helpful in many clinical situations as noted in this article.     Acupuncture For Back Pain Relief   Background   Historians date the   Read more…


Back Pain Relief In Pregnancy

September 21st, 2012 Posted in Lower back relief

  At least sixty to seventy percent of pregnant women usually get some kind of back pain during their pregnancy. However, it is not at all necessary to suffer constantly until delivery. There are methods that can ease the pain while you are still pregnant.       As we all know, our bodies have a center of gravity which helps us to keep our balance. As soon as the abdomen begins to grow on the mother, this center of gravity is shifted. This affects your posture as you shift your position to compensate for the extra weight. This causes you to sway which puts pressure on the back muscles. These muscles become stiff and tight causing the mother pain. When you stand up in a straight line, it makes   Read more…


Back Pain Relief Stretches

September 21st, 2012 Posted in Exercises

  If the soft tissues in your body can be made to stretch slowly and regularly, it can benefit not only those suffering from back pain, but everyone. The soft tissues at the back of your body include the ligaments, tendons and muscles. The tissues in legs and around the spine can be made to stretch in order to stay fit.   All the muscles and tissues connected to the spinal cord are designed in such a way that they all are capable of movement. When for some reason, movement in tissues, muscles and tendons is restricted, pain in the back can start to worsen. Once the movement is restricted, it will take a long period of time to make it mobile again and this is possible only with exercises   Read more…


Anti-Inflammatory Back Pain Injection Seeks FDA Approval

September 20th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

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  After years of research, an injection could provide relief to patients suffering from acute spine, neck, and leg injuries, NVIV plan to market a product in a big way. That is why this anti-inflammatory back pain injection seeks FDA approval for administering a drug to develop treatments for herniated disks and other neurological injuries. The injection contains molecules of Methylprednisolone, an anti-inflammatory drug, which when injected into the body helps to provide relief. This hydrogel-based treatment is recommended to be effective for spinal and other neurological injuries. We hope that this treatment will be helpful to millions of patients suffering such pain. This news article explores the treatment.     Anti-Inflammatory Back Pain Injection Seeks FDA Approval Cambridge-based InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV), which develops treatments for spinal cord   Read more…


Back Pain Relief Heat or Cold Packs

September 19th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  When suffering from back pain, perhaps the most common question asked by the patient is whether relief can be felt by applying a hot pack or cold pack. Plus whether he should apply heat or ice? The best way to know this is, is perhaps to know exactly what heat and ice packs do to the pain and how both heat and ice work on an area affected with pain. Knowing this information is useful because that way one can take the decision to apply either ice or hot packs immediately if needed.       Heat and ice usually work in the same mechanism. A cycle of spasms causes pain in the body. An application of hot or cold actually breaks this cycle. As a result, the brain   Read more…


Lower Back Pain Relief

September 19th, 2012 Posted in Lower back relief

  In the United States of America, back pain is one of the most common ailments and the reason for many people taking days off from work. The result is a huge loss in its economy. However, this ailment can be prevented and controlled with a little change in lifestyle. This ailment affects the lower portion of the back as well as the upper portion. For both of these cases, there are different treatments for getting relief from the pain.         Our back is a combination of different tissues, muscles, nerves and tendons interconnected. There are also complex joints. Most importantly, there are the discs of the spine that have gelatin like cores.     This video by Dr. Shane Mangrum discusses the 4 top causes of   Read more…


Back Pain Relief Patches

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  There are, of course, many treatments available for treating back pain. However, there are patients who do not want to take oral medication due to the fear of side effects. There is an alternative to this, back pain relief patches are also available to treat back pain.   The patch is applied directly to the skin above the affected area and should provide the sufferer with some relief. In order to apply the patch, the patient first needs to clean the affected area, then pat the skin dry. When you are ready to apply the patch, simply take the plastic coating off from one side then spread the patch smoothly onto the skin above where the pain is.   You will need to apply the patches for around seven   Read more…


Scans Lead To Unnecessary Back Pain Relief Surgery

September 17th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The American Chiropractic Association has recommended chiropractic therapy as the best cost effective therapy for back pain relief and observed that scans lead to unnecessary back pain relief surgery, which typically involves high cost and significant after effects. Chiropractic treatment has long been recommended as the best conservative method of treating chronic back pain. Many medical bodies have in fact recommended alternatives in the form of non-pharmacological treatment such as chiropractic and massage therapy.   Recent medical bulletins have mentioned that imaging tests are found to be unnecessary as a procedure prior to the surgical treatment of back pain. Surgery should be seen as the last resort after other alternative methods of treatment have been tried and exhausted. Patients who are asked to undergo imaging tests have been advised   Read more…


Yoga For Back Pain Relief

September 16th, 2012 Posted in Exercises

  Today’s modern lifestyle we are living is very bad for the back. Most of us have to drive long distances frequently and sit in front of the computer for hours and sometimes days at a time. These habits can cause weight gain and as people gain weight they often change their posture to accompany the extra weight. Incorrect posture can cause back pain and can make people more likely to suffer from it. So as we cannot change these habits, it is better to find methods which prevent pain from occurring.       Taking some pain killing pills may give you relief temporarily but it does not solve the root cause of the pain. It will keep coming back as soon as the effect of the medicine wears   Read more…


Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery For Back Pain Relief

September 15th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The use of spinal cord stimulators for spinal cord stimulator surgery for back pain relief were recommended by the Food and Drug Administration in the USA, wherein a pulse generator is used to assess the position of the patient through paddle leads, which are inserted into the spine through minimum insertions.   The use of cylindrical leads has been recently recommended as they are capable of sending energy everywhere throughout the body whereas paddle leads send energy only to the spinal cord. Energy consumed by paddle leads is minimal, which therefore reduces the need for changing a battery until after a long period of use. Doctors say that patients who experience a paddle lead implant have gone on to say that that while the neurostimulator was activated, they felt   Read more…