Causes Of Lower Back Pain

November 24th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  This article looks at the five main causes of lower back pain. Sciatica is a pain resulting from a herniated disc due to poor posture, especially while sitting for long periods. Narrowing of the nerve openings around the spinal cord and overstretching the muscles may lead to back pain.   Other causes are back arthritis and abnormal discs. Lumbar disc degeneration may also be a factor for lower back pain, but there is a chance of improvement. Herniated disc causes compression of the nerve root and depending on the distribution of the nerve, those areas of the body may experience pain. One of the main causes is sitting for long hours, which can be a particular issue for sedentary workers or people who work alone. Work requirements and our   Read more…


Top 10 Back Pain Relief Secrets

November 18th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Lower back pain is difficult to get rid of, once you get it. Almost everyone experiences this pain at some point of time in their lives. Some cases are mild and last only for a short period of time, while others that last longer than six weeks become chronic. When this happens, you should consult a doctor immediately. For regular and mild back pain there are several things that you could try at home, which will help in relieving you of the pain.   Dr. Shane Mangrum from Spine Nutrition, talks about disk related pain and nonsurgical treatments.       Top 10 Back Pain Relief Secrets  Ice Packs – You could “chill”. Ice is the best known remedy for lower back pain. It helps in reducing the inflammation. It   Read more…


Tips For Neck And Back Pain Relief At Work

November 9th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  The main source of back pain starts from the neck and back, and the leading cause is body posture, especially when working at a desk. It depends upon how long you sit, and how you tend to move your body posture during long hours of work. Slouching is one of the main factors, which stiffens the shoulder muscles leading to back pain.   Following some tips for neck and back pain relief at work will help in preventing injury to the spinal cord, allowing you to escape back pain during your working life. The first thing is to ensure that the monitor is kept at a proper height so that you are not compelled to hunch your shoulders. Together with simple stretching and muscle strengthening exercises, you can prevent   Read more…


Interventional Pain Management For Back Pain Relief

November 5th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  When all traditional methods, such as physical therapy, medication, or chiropractic manipulation fails to produce any results, there is another non-invasive or minimally invasive technique for diagnosing and treating pain to eliminate pain at its source. Diagnosis is the most important factor for the treatment of back pain, and interventional pain management for back pain relief is an advanced method for resolving the pain when other conventional methods have failed. Inflammation of facet joints is the cause of back pain, and interventional methods such as facet block, injecting local anesthetic steroid medication may be effective, Long-term relief can be obtained through radio frequency ablation. The use of a discogram has been effective for diagnosing the source of pain as discussed in this article.     Interventional Pain Management For   Read more…


Humira For Spondylitis Back Pain Relief

November 2nd, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease of the back that is related to arthritis. It is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the spinal cord. This type of disease is generally noticed among young people, most of which are diagnosed at later stage due to ignorance of the symptoms. Ankylosing spondylitis can cause severe back pain, which at times, may be temporarily relieved by administering painkillers at a high dosage.   Ultimately, there has been an innovative drug called Humira for spondylitis back pain relief. Although Humira has been proved to be effective for chronic back pain treatment, it increases the risks of developing cancer as a side effect. Rheumatologists are trying to create awareness among people about the dangers of neglecting back pain during the initial stages. They have   Read more…


Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

October 20th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Pain in the pelvic area during pregnancy occurs in about 7 to 8 percent of pregnant women. If not treated properly, it may result in lifelong problems during subsequent pregnancies. No effective treatment of this type of pain has been found; however, the only way to prevent pelvic pain during further pregnancies is to seek guidance from an expert physiotherapist or from midwives.   Only exercise can help to support the abdominal muscles, while supportive belts can also be helpful. Realignment of the pelvis through manipulation and light massage can assist with the treatment of pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Either a physiotherapist, a chiropractor, can do this manipulation or even an osteopath, as long the specialist has a vivid idea of PGP as detailed in this article.     Read more…


Do I Have Acute Back Pain Or Chronic Back Pain

October 18th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Whereas acute back pain is only a symptom, which may resolve within a few days, and is not considered a disease; chronic back pain is associated with long-term persistence of pain. However, after learning the actual causes of chronic back pain, new and effective methods of treatment have been recommended. The causes of chronic back pain may vary, for example, it may be caused by damage to the nerves or inflammatory pain experienced by injury of the nociceptors. Back pain may also be associated with injury to the spinal cord as a result of improper posture or an accident. Other causes of chronic back pain are pain from ageing, when there is minute wear and tear of the tissue cells. A herniated disc is also a major cause of   Read more…


Back Pain Relief Tips

October 16th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Here are some back pain relief tips, which can be very effective if followed strictly. Breathe well by inhaling as much with your nose and exhale heartily from your mouth. Keep correct posture by standing straight against a wall. Bend at the knee and not the waist, and follow Zumba, which is an ideal way to twist your pelvis and shake your hips. Keep in touch with spine and neck specialists before going to Zumba. Take to Zumba after consulting your physician to exercise correctly. Proper breathing, correct posture, and movement patterns are important to get back pain relief according to this article.     Back Pain Relief Tips Breathing:  This is really where it all starts.  Basically, if you’re not breathing well you’re not moving well, which is   Read more…


Back Pain Caused By Backpacks

October 13th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

back pain relief for kids carrying schoolbags

  Back pain caused by backpacks in kids carrying backpacks that are overweight is a growing concern according to this article. Following some safety tips recommended by Orthopaedic Surgeons in this article, a child can stay away from back pain. Suggestions include not carrying more than 15% of their body weight by both the shoulder straps and a waist strap, removing unnecessary items, and keeping bigger items close to the back. Other advice includes bending at the knees to pick up the bag, keeping walkways clear of any backpack, and keep the books that are not required at home. Parents can help their child buy the right size of backpack and encourage them to tell them about any pain or numbness in the back.     Back Pain Caused By   Read more…


Back Pain Relief Secrets

September 26th, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Back pain attacks nearly eighty percent of the population. It affects people whatever their age.  This pain varies in types and intensity. For some, the pain may be dull but constantly occurs in the lower back. For others, it sets in suddenly when they bend. Yet for many, the pain is excruciating and located in the upper back. Whatever type of pain you may experience, if it lasts for a long period, it can really make your life miserable.       There are many methods to relieving pain and a lot of back pain relief secrets. But perhaps the most effective way of relieving pain is to exercise. You should develop a habit of exercising every day. This method really gives you relief and prevents the back pain   Read more…