After hearing back pain complains from friends and acquaintances, I feel obliged to share how I have done away with back pain. Please see my personal note at the end of this page.
Here are some expert advice from Dr. Julie Silver regarding back pain published in Aol.com on June 18, 2010.
It would be impossible to count the number of patients I have treated for low back pain; there are so many. Low back pain is currently the most common and costly musculoskeletal problem in developed countries. If you haven't experienced it already, you likely will. The reported incidence varies, but at least eight out of ten people will experience an episode of low back pain in their lifetime.
The actual cause of low back pain can vary, as there are many structures in this region of the body that may cause symptoms. In fact, there are so many structures that are so complex, in the majority of cases, the precise cause of the pain cannot be accurately diagnosed -- even with the latest technology and imaging studies.
If you have low back pain, some of the possible causes include:
Lumbar or sacral radiculopathy: The
result of pressure on a nerve coming from
the spine -- often caused by a bulging or
herniated disk. This is often called
2. Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the bony spinal canal which causes the nerves to be "squeezed."
3. Facet arthropathy: This is usually due to aging or "arthritis" of the joints in the spine.
4. Lumbar sprain/stain: This is a common cause of low back pain that may be due to injury to multiple structures, such as muscles and tendons.
5. Tumors: Not a common cause of low back pain, but a worrisome one; a "red flag" for this is pain that awakens you at night.
6. Bony fractures: These may be due to trauma, or sometimes occur without any injury in people with osteoporosis. A specific type of fracture that sometimes occurs in teen athletes, as well as other people, is called spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis.
8. Spinal cord compression: This is also unusual, but very worrisome and may be associated with weakness, loss of bowel/bladder control and in men, problems with erections. Cauda equina syndrome occurs below the level of the spinal cord, where the nerves bundle together in the spine, and can cause similar symptoms.
When treatingback pain, the important thing is to rule out the serious problems -- or if one of them is present, treat it urgently and appropriately -- and try to discover, if possible, the source of the pain. There are many different treatment options for low back pain, depending on the problem. I usually tell my patients that there are three categories of treatment options. This is a pretty simplistic way to look at it, but it generally works. They are:
My patients often tell me when they are experiencing symptoms of low back pain that they don't ever want this to happen again. This is a bit like going to the dentist and saying that you don't ever want to have another cavity. It would be nice if that happened, but the reality is that like cavities, back pain is something that you may be seeking medical treatment for more than once. The good news is that usually symptoms of low back pain will respond to non-surgical interventions.
I counsel my patients to take care of their
backs they way that they do their teeth, which
means at least daily attention to proper seating
with lumbar support (at work, in the car, and at
home), proper lifting techniques (even for
carrying laundry baskets or other household
items) and supportive shoes. Core strengthening
and general physical activity is important
regularly, too. If pain does occur, then seek
medical attention early in the course of the
back pain that doesn't resolve.
My advice regarding seeking medical care is that if you've experienced trauma and have pain, go to the doctor right away. If you haven't had trauma, but have symptoms of weakness, new bowel/bladder problems or new
How I eliminated back pain:
For quite a while, I had tried several ways to eliminate back pain, including regular acupressure therapy, but of no avail until I started the following:
1. Lie down on the floor and put your left foot and right foot together facing each other.
2. Lower both your left and right knees as far as you can toward the floor and count 1 to 50.
3. Bend, hold and pull your right knee, towards your chest/torso as far as you can and count 1 to 50.
4. Repeat this process with your left knee.
5. Bend, hold and pull both your left and right knees together, towards your chest and count 1 to 50.
You may repeat this routine several times a day and gradually decrease it after some time.
Abdominal and back Machine
The so-called Back2life machine for back pain therapy, also works great as it is intended. In addition, we have an ABCoaster machine for abdominal exercise which is not for everybody because it is a total body strenuous exercise but it is also great if you are really serious about your health. They are both available online.
We hope this helps. If you need additional information, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.