Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Lower back pain is one of the most widely reported types of pain in the United States today. Lower back pain is not a specific disease. Lower back pain is characterized by pains or aches situated from anywhere between the base of the back of the ribs to the top of the legs. Lower back pain is the result of a concentration of force or uneven distribution of weight on the lumbar region. Lower back pain is a complex issue with simple solutions. Lower Back Pain is also caused from overload, when lifting an object or a cumulative overload, like repeated asymmetrical lifting or pulling as with rowing. Lower back pain is acute if it has lasted less than 6 weeks. Lower back pain is sub-acute if it has lasted 6-12 weeks. Lower back pain is chronic if it has lasted more than 12 weeks. Lower back pain is most often caused by overpronation or improper posture (standing or sitting), awkward movement and the shock of walking or standing all day long.
Pain in the lower back is a symptom that can take many forms. Pain in the lower back may be variable in intensity, may restrict movement, and may spread into the buttocks or upper thighs. Pain can also be caused by degenerative disorders like arthritis.
Lower back pain can be either acute or chronic. Lower back pain, or lumbago, is the most common type of pain in the back, and ranks as the fifth most common reason for visiting the doctor. Lower back pain is a common condition affecting up to 95% of Americans at some point during the course of their lives. Lower back pain symptoms can be felt in the low back but also in the hips and legs. Lower back pain can be extremely limiting and disabling. Lower back pain tends to resolve on its own.
Treatment depends on the cause of the pain and may involve pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, application of ice or heat, stretching, massage and rest. Treatment speeds things up but many back-pain sufferers don't seek treatment early enough. Treatment for Lower Back Pain mainly consists of paying attention to the cause of your Lower Back Pain. Patients who undergo reconditioning of the back through low impact aerobic exercise will have fewer episodes of lower back pain.
Exercise, good posture,and rest will all help to relieve lower back pain. Exercise can help with lower back pain. Exercise does not help the acute-pain phase but may be useful for more chronic conditions. Exercise is important for preventing future back pain.
Lumbar, or lower back pain, is typically located at and above the waist in the middle of the back or spine. Lumbar and lower back pain is a major problem. Lumbar rolls, such as McKenzie lumbar rolls, can help to encourage correct posture while sitting and can be used in all kinds of situations Seat wedges and cushions also provide the same treatment for Lower Back Pain.
Massage chairs effectively relieve lower back pain. Massage chairs provide an effective and reliable massage therapy treatment for some conditions of lower back pain. Massage chairs are used to warm up the lower back muscles and to make them more flexible. Massage products and heat therapy can also help to relieve the symptoms of lower back pain. Massage chairs come with many massage techniques that help to stretch, elongate and relax the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower back region.
Sciatica could also be a cause of your back pain, if you feel numbness in your lower legs and buttocks, it could be a sign that you have a pinched nerve root of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is one of the most common forms of pain caused by compression of the spinal nerves, and the leg pain often feels much worse than the back pain. Sciatica exercises are sometimes helpful for pain relief. Sciatica can be greatly improved by stretching and gentle exercise, as well as medication to ease the pain. Sciatica is actually a symptom and not a diagnosis.
Lower back pain is usually caused by a strain to the Sciatic Nerve. Lower back pain is most often treated by Doctors of Osteopath or Doctors of Chiropractic medicine. Lower back pain is one of the most common types of back pain among sufferers. Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems that millions of people are complaining about. Lower back pain is complex, but strong abdominal muscles can help to prevent lower back pain. Doctors usually recommend conservative treatment such as physical therapy exercises, medications, and possibly spinal injections, for six to eight weeks. Yoga is about strength and flexibility and for the most part, this is going to be recommended for those that have muscle problems rather than some type of spinal injury.
Posted by Michael Romero at 4:27 PM