Heat Or Ice For Pain

December 29th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Swelling, pain, bruising, or redness is associated with acute injury, and the area has much inflammation and is untouchable. According to the following article, it is then that heat or ice for pain is needed. Ice should be applied immediately instead of waiting 48 to 72 hours as prescribed, as the fluid takes time in reaching the spot of injury because of the joints of the knees, ankles, and elbows.   The severity of the trauma influences the inflammation more in cases of older persons having neck, back, or knee pain. Application of ice should be made for 10 to 15 minutes, which works to constrict the blood vessels. Therefore, this reduces the swelling. For stiff and paining muscles, application of heat results in dilating the blood vessels, which   Read more…


iFuse Surgery For Pain Relief

December 27th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The second most common area where back problems exists is the SI joint or the joint at the spine and pelvis. A new technology has been developed for implanting titanium plates at the SI joint, which relieves back pain through minimization of micro-motion. Known as iFuse surgery for pain relief, it involves a MIS procedure where a small incision is made at the Sacroiliac joint, and with the help of a guide pin, which is a Titanium plate used to fuse the joints.     iFuse Surgery For Pain Relief The sacroiliac joint (or SI joint for short) is the second most common area where people experience back pain. Many people mistakenly refer to it as their “hip”, but the SI joint is part of the spine. The joints   Read more…


Lower Back FAQ

December 24th, 2012 Posted in Pain in the back

  Everyone should be aware of what to do in the case of lower back pain. Some lower back FAQ will help in taking proper decisions, and follow the right method of treatment for pain. Knowing the symptoms is essential to determine whether the pain is acute or chronic. It is necessary to have knowledge about natural home remedies and use of anti-inflammatory drugs including when to visit the doctor, if the pain persists. Knowing the common causes of pain can help you to take preventive steps, and after, you should have primary lessons on what to do at home to get relief from your back problems from this article.     Lower Back FAQ   Q: What are the symptoms?   A: Persistent pain that lasts a few days   Read more…


Lower Back Problems in Children

December 23rd, 2012 Posted in Lower back relief

  Lower back problems in children is becoming more common among younger children according to the following article. You need to be aware of the symptoms of back pain in children, which include fever or weight loss, weakness, numbness, pain radiating down the legs, and trouble while walking. Other symptoms are dysfunction of bladder or bowel and constant pain, which interferes with sleep.   While addressing the things that cause back problems in children, we can decrease the risks involved, which are the causes of pain. Most common of them is overuse of the back in course of injuries from sports, obesity, improper posture and incorrectly packing of school bag and carrying it on one shoulder or in one hand. Sedentary lifestyle extended wearing of flip-flops and problem at school   Read more…


Massage Therapy For Pain Relief

December 20th, 2012 Posted in pain relief

  Recent studies have revealed that massage therapy for pain relief is a better alternative to traditional methods of treatment, exercise, or bed rest according to this article. Massage increases the blood flow to the muscles under spasm, supplying enough oxygen to reduce the ache. Benefits from massage therapy include improving the blood circulation, relaxing the muscles for improved mobility, and increases endorphin levels, which brings relief from chronic back pain. The combination of massage and chiropractic treatment produces remarkable results in alleviating back pain. It is important to take advice after thorough examination, to follow the correct plan of treatment. Osteopathic treatment in the form of manipulative therapy as another similar treatment option that works well in alleviating pain in many cases.     Massage Therapy For Pain Relief   Read more…


Mattresses For Lower Back Pain

December 18th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  The size and quality of bed mattresses depends largely on how well it keeps the spine in shape. Old sagging mattresses that are generally used in rental homes and cabins can cause people to develop back pain during a vacation at such accommodation. Small-sized beds are also cause for restrictions on relaxation during sleeping, which causes back-related problems. So what is the best mattress if you suffer from back pain?   Mattresses for lower back problems should be able to support the spine as well provide enough space for relaxed movement during sleep according to this article. The correct sleeping position can also be a factor in avoiding pain. The size of the bed can play a major role when two adult-sized bodies are required to adjust in a   Read more…


More About Spinal Steroid Injections

December 16th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  The widespread use of steroid injections for the treatment of back pain has found itself facing a great amount of controversy because of an outbreak of Meningitis. The outbreak has meant that potentially up to 14,000 patients may be exposed to the disease. Learning more about spinal steroid injections from the article published by CNN, we come to know that Methylprednisolone, a steroid drug used in contaminated and preservative-free injections for back pain, has a causal link in the Meningitis outbreak. Although steroids have helped reduce the inflammation and pain in tissues of the muscles around the spinal cord, the latest outcome of the use of this drug has created concerns within medical circles. Those who have received these injections live in constant fear of contacting Meningitis. Many have   Read more…


Natural Back Pain Relief Tips

December 15th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Following some natural back pain relief tips, you can stay away from the discomfort of acute and chronic pain according to this article. These natural home remedies include avoiding sitting for long periods, using heating pads for fomentation, taking fresh Ginger pieces, and decoction of Basil leaves.   Take foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as Strawberries and Tomatoes, and take honey mixed with warm water in the morning. Have Garlic cloves, by either crushing them or mixing them with boiled milk, or use them during a massage by frying them in Sesame oil and applying the mixture on the sore parts of the body after filtering and cooling the mixture. Use a hard bed for sleeping and avoid a sedentary lifestyle.   While lifting weights, take   Read more…


Lower Back Pain And Running

December 13th, 2012 Posted in Lower back relief

  Running is a high impact form of exercise. It is an activity that involves repetitive stress, often for long periods of time. People who are used to this sort of regular exercise and who suffer from pain may find that running may increase the pain or lead to other kinds of pain like sciatica, etc. When and if this happens, it is crucial to get the right treatment immediately. There are several good options to help ease your pain from running.     Nearly half of runners experience an injury each year. Keep running, and learn how to avoid painful injuries with iPrevent Running. By Sportsipa.com       Lower back pain and running are interconnected. It could come on during your warm ups or after running. Even bending   Read more…


Natural Pain Relief Treatments

December 11th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Proper nutrition, appropriate exercises, stress management, and good sleep are essential for natural pain relief treatments according to this article. Yoga can be helpful in reducing pain because the physical poses helps in strengthening and stretching the muscles. In addition to conventional therapies, Acupuncture helps by reducing back soreness and improving functional abilities. Massage is another natural method for treatment of pain, which in combination with exercises, helps in relaxing the muscles and makes the body release substances to relieve pain from injury.   Studies have revealed that spinal manipulation or chiropractic treatment provides moderate relief. Prolotherapy is a new concept in which a sugar-based solution is injected to trigger the natural healing system within the body. Herbs are useful in reducing back pain, although there is mixed opinion   Read more…