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All About Back Pain

Back pain is the number one reason people miss work, and the number two reason they visit a doctor. A large percentage of people, estimated to be 85%, will suffer from back pain in their lives.

Back pain is also known as dorsopathy, and can have many causes. Traumatic accidents are the main cause of major back pain. When the back is injured or weakened, it cannot sustain the demand to keep the skeleton strainght, and normal activities can generate muscle tension and pinched nerves.

You may have any combination of pain that affects the back and other areas of the body. It is common that the pain from the upper back extends into the neck, shoulders and sometimes the ribs. Lower back pain often extends into the legs, hips and pelvis. Sciatica pain in the legs is caused by a pinched nerves in the lower back. Piriformis pain is similar to sciatica but originates from the piriformis muscle rather than the sciatic nerve. Sacroiliac pain is weakness in the legs and buttocks.

Is the pain you are feeling an occasional ache or is it severe? Is there an acute flare up from time to time, or is it on-going and chronic? Is it location specific? Is it injury related or is it genetic? The more you understand about your condition, the more you can effectively address the pain condition specific to you. Back pain will also cause muscle pain and headaches. It is hard to know which causes the other since they are so intertwined.

Back Anatomy

The spinal vertebral column is made up of 33 individual bones called vertebrae that extend from the skull to the pelvis. The vertebrae stack on top of each other and allow nerves to go to various parts of the body. The anatomy of the back groups the vertebrae into four regions: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacrum, with the Coccyx or tailbone at the end.

Spinal Column with Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum, and Coccyx Regions

Types of Back Pain

The most common form of all chronic back pain is lower back pain. Neck pain is the second most common form of pain, and the back and neck are interdepentant in terms so alignment and pain. The third most common type of back pain is upper back ache. Middle back ache is also known as thoracic spine pain, and is not a very common type of complaint.

Back pain diagnosit can be very complex. Pain in your back can result from any of the following conditions:
• Degenerative Disc Disease
• Disc herniation/bulging
• Discitis
• Facet Syndrome
• Spinal Stenosis
• Fibromyalgia
• Kyphosis
• Lordosis
• Osteoporosis
• Osteoarthritis
• Obesity
• Pregnancy
• Sciatica
• Scoliosis
• Spondylolisthesis
• Sprains/Strains
• Trauma

Coccyx pain (the tailbone) may happen if you fall, and can be very painful.

Cauda Equina Syndrome is a very serious effect of injury to the lower lumbar nerves, affecting the bladder, bowel, or sexual functions. This is considered a medical emergency, since the damage may be permanent.

A herniated disc in the back buldges outside the normal spinal colum, causing inflamation and pinched nerves. In contrast, a degenerative disc disease is when a disc dehydrates and shrinks over time. When the discs are injured or diseased, it causes pinched nerves or neuralgia. Another condition called spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal and causes nerve constriction and pain.

Osteoarthritis is bone pain caused primarily by the aging of the spine. The pain comes from the build up of excess cancium into bone spurs and the loss of calcium in other boned from osteoporosis. Facit joint syndrome is the aging of the facit material between the spinal bones. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal pain syndrome that affects the whole body, including the spine, and is chronic and painful.

Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine to the side and can cause ongoing back pain. Lordosis kyphosis, in contrast, is an exagerated forward curve of the lower back and is typically not painful. Spina Bifida occurs during the first month of fetal growth and causes a spinal opening or even a split spine.

Whiplash is an injury condition that causes the normal curvature of the neck to straighten and stiffen, loosing mobility in the neck. Back injury can involve a disc, the spinal nerve, a fractured vertebrae, a compression fracture, a broken back or neck, the tailbone, the lumbar (lower back), thoracic, or cervical. It can happen from a fall, whiplash from a car wreck or any vehicle accident, or more mundane things like bending or lifting. Weak muscles and bad posture also have major effect of allowing injuries to happen. A broken bak or neck is a critical injury. The worst of injuries are spinal cord injuries, where the nerve center inside the spines is cut or severed.

There are a number of secondary pain conditions that can come from back injury, including TMS and RSD. In addition to the healing of physical injuries, the nerves must calm down and the muscles must come into balance. The reduction of pain often includes some psychosymatic pain resolution, since the memory of the pain in the muscles may have a long lasting effect.

Back Pain Treatment

Treatments for back pain include every thing from pain killers to back surgery or even decompression treatments. You can benefit from chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy exercises, nutrition, and the use of many specialized products to help relieve pain and support healing.

Specialized therapeutic services include:
• ABS Spinal Decompression Therapy
• Chiropractic
• Therapeutic Massage
• Laser Therapy
• Water (Hydrotherapy) Massage
• Physiotherapy
• Cryotherapy
• Electro-Muscle Stimulation
• Interferential Therapy
• Spinal traction
• Micro-Current
• Rehabilitation
• Stretching Classes

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