Are you among the vast majority of people being plagued by back pain? Studies show that it has become so common as to 8 out of 10 Canadians experience it at least once in their lifetime. The cause of the ailment can be as varied as some sprain in the back muscles, ligaments to dislocated disks. Let’s explore the nuances of back pain and see how you can get rid of your discomfort.
Causes of back pain
The primary causes of back pain are listed below-
- Herniated disk
- Bulging or protruding disc
- Degeneration of the sacroiliac joint (between spine and pelvis)
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal fracture or trauma
- Poor posture.
- Lifting heavy objects.
- Desk work for prolonged period of time.
Some additional causes that indicate to underlying medical conditions are-
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
- Weight gain during pregnancy
- Tumors in the back
Some rare causes can be infection or stone in the kidneys, osteomyelitis, fibromyalgia, etc.
The lower back is a region below the ribcage which is also called the lumbar region, connects the thoracic spine and the sacral spine. Made up of 33 bones, our spinal cord, also called vertebrae, supports the entire weight of our upper body. In between every two bones lies a disc with jelly inside (nucleus pulposus) to prevent one bone from gliding over the other. It absorbs shocks and prevents injuries. Wear and tear or injury to the discs squeezes out the jelly and puts pressure on the nerves causing acute pain which hinders normal movement.
Some Common Symptoms
- Persistent pain above the knees in lower back, groin and upper thighs.
- Difficulty in standing up from a sitting position or vice-versa.
- Difficulty in movement and walking.
- Soreness in lower back area.
Whether the symptoms are as trivial as soreness in the back or as severe as to impair your body movements, treatment is a must. Solutions may include bed rest, physical therapy, drugs or surgery. But all of these are symptom-driven and fail to address the root cause of the problem. Instead, the best treatment would be chiropractic care, which is non-invasive but effective. With spinal adjustments and decompression therapy coupled with physiotherapy, back pain can be cured.
Modern Treatment Technique
One of the most modern and scientific treatments is with the ProAdjuster which applies force on the vertebrae repetitively to determine its rigidity. Instead of manually determining the misalignments in the spine, it uses a computer to accurately monitor the whole process. This helps the practitioner to accurately treat the joints.
Being one of the most common afflictions plaguing the lives of multitude, it does not necessarily have to gain the upper hand over your daily life. Take the help of modern chiropractic treatments like ProAdjuster to get rid of your back pain without having any side effects
At Spinewise, we have been successfully treating patients with back pain and injuries with revolutionary techniques and helping them lead a pain free life. Contact us and get a permanent cure for our ailment.
Lower back pain, especially, is often overlooked although this pain could be a sign that something is very wrong with your spine
For back pain, there is multiple solutions including, but not limited to, bed rest, physical therapy, drugs, or surgery, all of which have major downfalls and many of these choices actually can make your condition worse.
The best solution to look at when you are first experiencing pain is chiropractic care. With spinal adjustments and decompression therapy as a couple options, and always natural and non-invasive treatments, we get down to the core of the problem and solve it there.