If you have ever suffered from back pain, then you have experienced how debilitating it can be. Back pain can cause you to lose sleep, lose productivity, hinder your athletic performance and interfere with your daily activities. There are many types of back pain and each type can be traced to several different sources. While the spine and spinal discs can contribute to many cases of back pain, the muscles, tendon and ligaments can be involved as well. In typical cases, the cause can involve all of these. As a result, it is often necessary to have a comprehensive approach to not only eliminate the pain, but fix the true underlying cause of the pain. If you have recurring pain that doesn't seem to go away, you may need to address some of these other factors.
There are 36 separate muscles responsible for giving stability and coordination to the neck, back, hips and pelvis. As a result, the muscles compensate to reduce the pain and irritation to the joints and the injury. These compensation patterns become habit and even after the pain is eliminated, the muscles will continue to operate in the same way. Over time, these compensations become sources of pain themselves. In order to fully restore function, it is necessary to correct these compensation patterns through corrective exercises.
Everyone has heard of a disc injury. The spinal discs are made of a thick wall of cartilage that surrounds a jelly-like interior substance that acts as a pivot point to provide motion to the joint. It is important to understand that just because someone has back pain it is not necessarily caused by a herniated disc. In fact, many people without back pain have some level of disc herniation. A careful examination is imperative to determine the true source of your back pain.
After a careful evaluation, a proper treatment plan may include gentle spinal adjustments, strengthening exercise of the weak core and other musculature, Class IV Deep Tissue Laser therapy and in cases of acute or chronic tissue damage, prolotherapy injections may be necessary to stimulate additional healing of ligaments, tendons and muscles.
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