A Guide To Back Pain Causes

This product is for general information purposes only. It does not replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any medical conditions, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. Developments in medical research may have gone beyond the information in the topics mentioned here. Self medication could be dangerous and you can consult several doctors if at first the recommended treatment by one doctor is not satisfactory.

Back Pain and Diagnosis

Did you know that some doctors miss areas of body examination that could lead to quick cures? Did you know that back pain is common, yet many doctors fail to find the cause? The answer is simple. The reason is that some medical doctors have little experience in the healing of back pains so to speak. Some doctors focus on prescribing medicines rather than searching for causes, which sometimes may not be obvious. Don’t get me wrong, there are good doctors everywhere, but some of them lack specialised knowledge of the spinal column, central nervous system and so on. Some of them fail to see that there are many causes of back pain and some are due to misaligned bones of the spine or trapped nerves. Of course, many diseases may cause back pain as well. Sitting too long, lack of stretch exercises, etc., all cause lower back pain. If the back pain is, serious it will often show up in MRI or CT scans. Xrays will show back conditions, however some doctors review all areas, except the alignment of the bones and spine, thus most times the x-rays only reveal what the doctor wants to see. This has happened to many people, including myself. A specialist in analyzing the spine and bones is the person you need to see if you have chronic back conditions. Different types of back pain include sciatica. The back problem may be listed as slipped disk in some instances, yet the pain often challenges doctor’s diagnosis since a sharp, electrical shock-like and distressing ache starts at the back and then travels to the legs. Sometimes the pain is intermittent, while other times the pain may be chronic. This particular problem often requires surgery to correct. Sciatica, according to some experts, is one of the worst backaches endured. Even when the pain is mild, it is difficult to bend forward and over to tie a shoe lace. The problem is in the spine, joints, and connective elements of the spinal column that links to the entire body. The spinal column is made up of muscles, bones, central nerves, etc. What holds the spine together are disks, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, etc. When a person stands erect, the spine’s elements will join to apply tension. You can visualize the tension by considering how a string will respond when you pull it down. The tension assist the body in mobility as well, it determines how the body responds to movement. The lower back is made up of large bone structures, including the backbone and the hip joints. The hip joints connect to the pelvis and each element joins with the spinal column at the triangular bone in the lower back. (Sacrum). The large bones attach to the legs, which provide strength and support to the vertical spinal column. We have thick round bones that start from the base of the skull to support and protect the bundle of nerves and tissues that form the Spinal Cord coming from the brain. In between the round bones are disks filled with fluid that acts as shock absorbers. The spinal cord is a “thick whitish” bundle of nerves surrounded by tissues and extends from the base of the brain and continues along the bone of the spinal column, branching out in pairs of spinal nerves that connect to the other parts of the body.

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