slipped disc

Slipped Disc

  A slipped disc is the common term for a prolapsed or herniated spinal disc. These discs are set in position between the vertebrae and do not “slip”. Instead, the disc’s outer, fibrous ring tears, thereby allowing the soft, inner portion to extrude through the tear and press against the spinal nerves. Inflammatory chemicals may also be released as a result of the tear and may cause significant, long-term pain. What Causes Slipped Disc? A slipped disc is often caused simply by ...

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sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to irritation or impingement of the sciatic nerve – a large nerve originating in the low back and made up of several nerve roots coming off of the spinal cord. For some people, the pain caused by irritation of these sciatic nerves can be almost unbearable – with little or no relief. What Causes Sciatica? Sciatica nerve pain is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve – a very large nerve that originates from the lower lumbar spine and travels through the buttock into the ...

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back spams

Back Spasms

When a muscle contracts abnormally and spontaneously, it goes into a spasm. Spasms may involve smooth or striated muscle and can occur anywhere in the body; however, they do tend to take place in common muscles that are subject to overexertion. If the contraction occurs in the back, near the spinal cord or the nerve roots then it causes unbearable pain. Initially, the sufferer feels a swift and unexpected pain in the lower back during movements such as pushing, twisting or pulling and it may ...

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lumbar spine

Lumbar Pain

Lumbar Spine pain is a condition described as pain in the lower back or lumbar region. Thepain is characterised as mild to severe and often causes discomfort. It can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic (if it has lasted for more than three months). This condition affects any group but tends to be common amongst younger people, especially those who participate in strenuous, physical activities. What Causes Lumbar Spine Pain? Lumbar Spine pain may be caused by several conditions such as ...

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lower back pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back pain can make it difficult to sit down, stand up, or get comfortable to go to sleep. Lower back pain (LBP) is a common and costly musculoskeletal problem, affecting about 80% of all persons at some time in their lives. Many people with this condition seek the care of a chiropractor who may utilize a range of interventions such as spinal adjustments, massage, mechanical devices, exercise, orthotics, and others. A recent large study found that chiropractic was effective in treating ...

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middle back pain

Mid Back Pain

The middle back is defined as the region anywhere between your neck and the bottom of your rib cage. Each year, Australians spend $1 billion on treatments for mid back pain. So what causes it and how to treat it? Common causes of middle back pain: Overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine. Poor posture. Pressure on the spinal nerves from certain problems, such as a herniated disc. Osteoarthritis caused by the breakdown of ...

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upper back pain

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can occur as a result of trauma or sudden injury, or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. Often, upper back pain occurs along with neck pain and/or shoulder pain. Because the upper back pain is related to large muscles in the shoulder area, most rehabilitation programs will include a great deal of stretching and strengthening exercises. A conservative care (nonsurgical) specialist such as a chiropractor would be appropriate to see for treatment of upper ...

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back pain

Back Pain

About 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some time in their lives, Backaches are categorized as acute and chronic, acute pain is cause by movement or excessive use of the back which can injure the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons. What Causes Back Pain? The short answer? Life. Life is full of stress, all of which contributes to that backache you’ve been putting up with – whether it’s mildly annoying or downright unbearable. Maybe you don’t feel stressed (and good for you if ...

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