Major Causes Of Lower Back Injuries

February 28th, 2013 Posted in Pain in the back

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  Major causes of lower back injuries are degenerative changes, spinal disc problems, and spondylolisthesis. Degenerative changes occur when wear and tear causes bone spurs to press on the nerve tissue causing pain. It also causes the nerve canals to become narrow due to thickening of the bones causing stenosis. According to the following article, spinal disc problems are related to the fluid bursting out in between the spinal discs causing pressure on the root of the nerve. Ageing causes the spinal discs to become thinner; therefore, reducing the shock absorbing capacity causing pain. Spondylolisthesis is associated with the stretching of nerve tissues causing back pain.     Major Causes Of Lower Back Injuries Have you ever wondered what is happening in your back to make it hurt like crazy?   Read more…


Natural Back Pain Relief

February 25th, 2013 Posted in Natural relief

  Billions of dollars are spent trying to make synthetic drugs to ease pain; however, many pain relief solutions could be found in nature. There are some natural ingredients, which are effective for natural back pain relief, among which include Willow bark. Willow bark contains Salicylic Acid. It causes significant improvement in pain relief.   Curcumin, an antioxidant and a component of Turmeric, can, if taken regularly, help to relieve back pain and could even kill cancer according to the article below. The seaweed supplement, Aquamin, reduces joint pain, while Glucosamine Sulphate is effective for osteoarthritis. Acetyl L Carnitine can ease nerve pain caused by diabetes, and Alpha Lipoic Acid helps slow down the progression of nerve injury.   For substantial relief from knee pain and osteoarthritis, Bromelain has been   Read more…


Poor Posture Causes Back Injury

February 22nd, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  According to the following article, paying attention to proper postures is important because poor posture causes back injury. Symptoms of back pain are tingling feelings or weakness, signs of cramping, and aching. Factors relating to poor posture obviously have a body dimension and require adjustability to the workstation. No particular posture while working on a computer is applicable for all. OSHA has developed some basic components and a checklist to determine whether the workstation fits.     It offers supportive postures that ensure neutral positioning of the body with demonstrations on their website. Changing posture and taking breaks every 30 minutes helps to reduce the risk of back pain. Movement allows blood flow to the muscles to pump out toxins and replenish oxygen in the blood, which helps to   Read more…


Stay Active For Lower Back Relief

February 20th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Disability evaluation combined with counseling can produce remarkable results when related to convalescing from back-related problems. The ultimate advice is to stay active for lower back relief. Those who have received counseling together with a disability evaluation were found to recuperate more quickly than those under evaluation alone did. Counseling involves making those with lower back problems aware of avoiding bed rest and staying active while carrying out normal activities.   Staying inactive may result in taking an abnormal time for recovery from back issues as discussed in this article. Normal activities can lead to early recovery from injury. Medical practitioners have reassured patients that the pain will subside in due course through daily activities.     Stay Active For Lower Back Relief   The researchers Marc Du Bois,   Read more…


Standing Desk For Back Pain Relief

February 17th, 2013 Posted in Lower back relief

  For those suffering from lower back problems due to improper posture while sitting for long hours at the desk, the ultimate solution has arrived with the innovation of a standing desk for back pain relief. Young people working from home and having to sit for prolonged hours are prone to back problems, which arise from stiffness in the neck through to lower back pain.   Lots of money is spent on trying to innovate solutions to improve our lives, including our working environment.  It is in everyone’s interest to ensure that we are healthy at work as many days are lost each year due to employees suffering with back injuries. Keeping your feet up on the desk or positioning them sideways can be the cause of poor posture, which   Read more…


Things That Cause Back Soreness

February 15th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  There are many causes of lower back pain. Some of the things that cause back soreness we do not give sufficient attention to. Reclining on a comfortable sofa may be relaxing, but the after effects may be equally harmful. Too low and deep sofas result in the spine forming a C-shape, which results in the muscles, discs, and ligaments becoming stretched.   Using extra cushions to have proper posture will help in the end. Use the number of pillows that adjusts to your sleeping position, keeping your neck and spine in a straight line. It is better to use a mouse instead of a touch pad when using laptops. While you can use extra cushions to avoid improper posture to ensure that your neck and spine are in a   Read more…


Ways To Prevent Lower Back Injury

February 11th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  The following article looks at our daily life activities that involve stretching the back muscles and ligaments that can cause lower back pain. Strengthening the abdominal muscles by doing crunches, swimming, or simply walking are ways to prevent lower back injury, as they can help in protecting the spine and increase mobility. While lifting, you will remember manual handling training that told you to keep your back straight, bend your knees, and keep heavy objects close to your chest.   As most of us are now overweight, it is obvious that this can cause serious health problems, which makes it of primary importance that you should shed the extra weight to not only improve your general health, but also improve your lower back pain. Giving up smoking would be   Read more…


Yoga For Pain

February 9th, 2013 Posted in Exercises

  Taking to Yoga for pain will work wonders in relieving your lower back pain in the most inexpensive way. Those who have participated in a 12-week program have found to miss fewer days off work while incurring less medical expenses as compared to those who did not participate. Yoga encourages the endeavor of self-management of pain in the lower back while spending less on medication. Taking to Yoga along with standard medical care enables a person to recuperate more quickly than those undergoing medical care only. This results in pain relief at a much lower medical cost. Yoga exercises have proved beneficial to prevent or arrest pain at a comparatively low cost as detailed in this article.     Yoga For Pain   People with chronic pain may want   Read more…


5 Simple Back Pain Relief Tips

February 7th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  This article looks at 5 simple back pain relief tips, which can help in recuperating quickly from acute or chronic back pain. Take a break if your back hurts, but return to normal activities shortly afterwards. Use a heat pad and ice pack to remove the stiffness, pain, and swelling, if any. Take advice from the doctor about the types of exercises to strengthen the back muscles. Always keep to proper posture while standing or sitting and learn the ways to reduce stress.     5 Simple Back Pain Relief Tips 1.  Rest- If your back hurts too much, take a break. But try not to let too much time pass before you get moving again. Instead, return to your activities slowly, and avoid things that make your pain   Read more…


Acute vs Chronic Pain

February 4th, 2013 Posted in Pain in the back

  Injuries to the body, especially to the back can be either acute or chronic. While analyzing acute vs chronic pain, it is important to study the symptoms as outlined in this article. While acute pain occurs only once, chronic pain is associated with wear and tear of muscles and ligaments.   Following the RICE method, you can get relief from acute pain, but certain exercises are recommended for relief from chronic back pain. Learning to keep proper posture helps in alleviating back pain. Use supports such as cushions or pillows, as they may yield results, and apply heat for 15 to 20 minutes on the affected part to reduce chronic pain. Sleep well to release the physical, mental, and emotional strain. Take to breathing exercises and meditation to reduce   Read more…