Back Pain

Is Dehydration the Reason for Your Back Pain?

These days, you can't turn your head without being reminded of the importance of drinking enough water. But does an adequate supply of H20 really make a difference to how you feel on a daily basis? Could dehydration be contributing to or even to blame for your aches and pains?Absolutely, yes!Most people don't drink enough water and this is an issue that should not be taken lightly. If you suffer from back pain, it's worth evaluating how much water intake you get on a daily basis as dehydration can have serious damaging effects on the spine.The discs between each vertebra in your spine are largely made up of water. If your body is dehydrated, the discs are at risk of shrinking which can add pressure on the spinal nerves, resulting in pain and even neurological symptoms. Chronic dehydration

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Back Pain – The True Cause

Every day that I go to my office, 50% of the clients I see are suffering from back pain. I had a client in so much pain, he could not sit in a chair, lie face down or face up. He was on the floor on his knees with his head in the chair when I walked out into the waiting area. In 1 week I helped reduce his pain by 50% and in 3 weeks he was back to work pain-free. This man had tried everything for years. This was not a fluke as I see this every week in my office. It is not a miracle either, just an understanding about why our backs hurt. Somehow the medical establishment missed this in their training.First off, I am not a doctor nor pretending to be one. I am a massage therapist that has gone beyond just giving massages. I have been fascinated with the muscles of the human body and how they

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Simple Ways To Avoid Common Causes Of Back Pain

Back pain is one of the world's most common health problems. According to the World Health Organisation, it is also in the top 10 diseases and injuries accounting for disability-adjusted life years (number of years lost due to ill-health). It can affect people of any age, potentially affecting their work life and general well-being.Fortunately, there are some simple techniques that you can use to avoid the common causes of back pain. This article will identify those techniques and explain how they can also reduce the level of back pain you are currently experiencing.What are the common causes of back pain?The human back is a complex system of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. These components must work together to support the body and enable movement. The spine also contains cartilag

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What Is the Sacroiliac Joint and Is It Causing My Pain?

Recently, a new patient who had been experiencing chronic pain in her left buttock area, asked me this question on her initial visit: "What is the sacroiliac joint and is it causing my pain?" She had been told by one of her coworkers her sacroiliac joint (SI joint) might be a problem and to see a chiropractor. After examining her we found her SI joint was the source of her pain and I told her to thank her coworker for correctly diagnosing the problem. Fortunately, I was able to provide treatment to correct my patients problem and within a short time she was pain free.The purpose of this article is to explain what the sacroiliac joint is, why it can cause pain and how to correct problems that arise.Let's begin with some simple anatomy. We all know that there is an area of our body called th

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Can A Chiropractor Help Your Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is a very common condition that most people experience at some point in their lives. In the United Kingdom, almost 10 million Britons deal with this condition daily and it is now considered to be a leading cause of disability by medical experts.Fortunately, there are some very effective treatments available for lower back pain. One of the most best options is chiropractic treatment. It involves the non-surgical manipulation of the spine to correct alignment issues and ensure the body's musculoskeletal structure is correct. This article will explain how a chiropractor can help you alleviate your pain.There are multiple potential causes of lower back pain, but the most common include:Strains or tears in muscles and ligaments (mechanical pain)Many people suffer from lower back

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At What Point Do You Need To See A Pain Management Doctor?

Experts tell us that over 76 million Americans that are 20 years of age and older, which is about one-fourth of the country's population, say they have experienced pain for twenty-four hours or longer at some point. And it does seem that there are many people walking around with pain these days.Is it because we're more active and take less time to prepare for that activity? Or are there more auto accidents, tripping, and falling accidents? Perhaps it is poor posture and the hours upon hours of sitting in the same position at work that has caused our body to almost lock up?No matter the reason, pain has become a specialty in the medical industry and with that has brought us the pain management doctor. These are specialists that have studied different pains and know that it can be commonplac

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Is Physiotherapy The Best Way To Heal Everyday Backaches?

There is no end to the number of people who are nowadays in an active search of physiotherapy websites. In fact the demographics show that it is not just people from the western world who look up for physiotherapy websites, but a host of such searches also come from Asia Pacific region.This really goes to show the degree of faith and trust people have in physiotherapy, and the effectiveness of the art form.A fact many of us might not be aware about physiotherapy is that the art form has been in prominence since centuries at a stretch. It earlier used to find an implementation in the form of massage therapy.However with the advancement in medical science, Physiotherapy became a specialized field, with very proper procedures in place. And it is interesting to note that physiotherapy holds mo

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Nice Curves

You may think a good looking person has nice curves; but this isn't really what I'm referring to.All mammals have a similar spine actually. A neck, middle back, low back, and tailbone. For our purposes here, we are going to refer to the human body. Are you human? Okay great, you are.Your spine has smooth flowing curves. A "C" curve in the neck, a reverse "C" in the mid- back and a "C" curve in the low back. The mid-back is longer too. These are often referred to as your Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar spines. We sometimes refer to the neck and lower back curves as a lordosis. The Thoracic or Dorsal Spine is a kyphosis. In other words, the "C" opening in the opposite direction.Technically, the thoracic curve or kyphotic curve is at the level of your chest and mid-back whereas the neck and lo

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Understanding The Causes And Symptoms Of Cervical Pain

Cervical pain occurs in the neck when there is some type of abnormality or deviation in one or more discs that lie between the vertebrae in the cervical region of the spine. In the majority of cases, the symptoms are temporary and get resolved after a period of time and with proper, consistent non-surgical treatment. There are times, however, when the pain is a sign of infection or disease.What Causes It?Cervical pain can be caused by a variety of things. Most temporary or acute episodes are caused by a sudden muscle strain or perhaps a sprain in the ligaments or tendons of the neck. This can happen when sudden violent force is encountered, such as that experienced in a car crash or from calling from a great height. It can also result from strain due to sleeping in the wrong position or fr

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What Treatments Will A Pain Clinic Perform On My Back?

When your back is stiff, you will feel it in your upper back, lumbar area, neck and sometimes in your tailbone. Everyone will experience this type of pain and it can be many issues that will trigger this pain. Most of the time, the pain will go away after a day or two, maybe even a week later.But when the pain lingers or becomes more intense, it may be time to get medical attention. Most people will make schedule an appointment with their primary doctor first. He or she will examine the patient, ask questions, and take x-rays.Once they a determination where the pain is at and what is causing it, they will prescribe pain medications. However, when that isn't helping the patient any, their doctor may refer them to a pain clinic.The Goal: Find The ProblemBefore any doctor can heal an aching b

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