Back Pain Myths

March 27th, 2014 Posted in Pain in the back

  Even though the vast majority of people suffering from¬†lumbar injury can get relief through conservative treatments such as exercise, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and adjusting skills are generating apprehension about the need for surgery according to this article. Back pain myths are becoming a hindrance in the treatment of back related injuries. Only 1 in a hundred people are advised to undergo spine surgery, only when all conservative methods have failed. Surveys reveal that there are myths about spinal surgery, and the belief that one surgery may lead to multiple ones is deterring the lumbar injury sufferers to seek surgery for relief. It has been observed that some even wait as many as 90 days, which is more than the stipulated period for seeking help.     Back Pain   Read more…


What Is Chronic Nerve Pain?

May 18th, 2013 Posted in Pain in the back

  Pathological changes within the nerve are the ultimate answer to what is chronic nerve pain according to this article. Nerve fibers are totally damaged due to partial nerve injury, which causes chronic inflammation and tenderness. Diabetes and HIV can also be attributed towards death of the nerve fibers. A chronic nerve injury may be evoked by a stimulus causing intense burning and spontaneous soreness, which is unbearable and may sometimes be fatal. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can provide adequate relief for chronic inflammatory soreness.     What Is Chronic Nerve Pain? Chronic nerve soreness results from pathological changes within a nerve that appear to be self-sustaining and thus the continues for a long time. The pathological changes can result from partial damage to a nerve and/or inflammation within the nerve.   Read more…


Piriformis Syndrome Pain

April 8th, 2013 Posted in Pain in the back

  This article looks at Piriformis Syndrome. Although somewhat similar to sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome pain is an uncommon neuro-muscular disorder associated with pain in the initial stages, and numbness and tingling in the buttocks. Sometimes the pain can radiate right down to the end of the sciatic nerve because of compression of the nerve by the piriformis muscles. This may happen due to long hours of sitting, driving, climbing stairs, and any other activities, which directly pressurize the Piriformis muscles.     Piriformis Syndrome Pain It is an unfamiliar ailment to the average person, and in fact, it is an uncommon neuro-muscular disorder. However, the symptoms are quite similar to that of sciatica. It is where the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve and causes pain in the rear, and   Read more…


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…


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…


Sciatica Pain

January 7th, 2013 Posted in Pain in the back

  Symptoms associated with sciatica pain include low back pain shooting down to the foot, numbness, tingling in the leg, and general weakness due to inflammation of the Sciatic nerve according to the following article. Sometimes Sciatica may be cured through conservative management causing the patient to return to light exercises within two to three weeks. Exercises recommended for Sciatica are stretching exercises for strengthening the abdominal and back muscles. At times injections may be necessary. Injury to the Sciatic nerve may be due to Spinal Stenosis, herniated disc, tumor on the nerve, or fracture of the pelvis area. If the symptoms persist, and you have a fever, call a doctor immediately.     Sciatica Pain   Sciatica refers to the pain that begins in the lower part of the   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…


Genetic Link To Chronic Lower Back Pain

October 31st, 2012 Posted in Pain in the back

  Among various factors influencing the rise in back pain among people throughout the world, especially in Norway, research work has revealed a genetic link to chronic lower back pain. Although, the genes present among us are mostly the same, some variants cause an accumulation of substances within the body that presents itself as back pain. Those possessing these variant genes are more prone to chronic back pain than other people are.   The replacement of a single base pair in the DNA code by another pair results in this sort of variation. This reduces the activity of certain enzymes responsible for breaking down substances, which induces back pain. People with this variant type of gene have more long-term back pain, which become chronic, than those without it.   Besides   Read more…


Back Pain Relief And Lyme Disease

September 6th, 2012 Posted in Pain in the back

  Back pain may attack in the severest possible way to make the disease fatal. The experience of an 18 year old suffering from Lyme disease has narrated about the acute pain and trauma of this disease. It all starts with pain in the hip and knees resulting in inability to walk. The pain does not subside, and there are flu-like symptoms, which results in the weakness of the body.   Medication for back pain relief and Lyme disease to relieve the pain does not have any effect. With the pain gradually increasing, it continues to get worse to the point of immobility. In due course, a tingling sensation is felt in the arm and hands that makes the situation worse. Chiropractic treatment, ultrasound, and electrode therapy has little effect   Read more…


Non Specific Back Pain

August 12th, 2012 Posted in Pain in the back

  Back pain is a common phenomenon, which is experienced by most of us at some point in our lives. An unhealthy lifestyle, which includes lack of proper exercise, long hours of traveling, and improper sitting posture, or bending awkwardly are not surprisingly some reasons for back pain and something that most of us can easily relate to. This pain is experienced by every individual at some point in their life, and it has no recognized cause. This type of pain can cause great discomfort for a period of time due to stress on the bones or strained muscles, and can go away after a certain period.   Lifting heavy weights or bending awkwardly may be the reasons for strained muscles. Some symptoms of back pain that is non-specific are   Read more…