Back pain is one of the most common conditions throughout the world. Back pain emerges from the back of the neck and moves down to the buttocks. The symptoms may include pain that can be caused by stress on the ligaments and muscles or an underlying medical condition. The pain can be acute or chronic.
Lower back pain starts from your lumber and moves to other parts, such as butts, hips or groin. At times, patient feels pain in his or her legs. Sometimes, it causes a feeling of pins and needles or numbness, commonly known as sleeping of limbs, in the legs or feet. The pain can also cause changes in your bowel motions.
Other factors that can cause back pain include an injury occurred in an accident, or a herniated disc. Aside from this, spinal disc injury caused by degeneration or aging is another cause of the back pain. According to research, medical conditions, such as urinary tract infections (UTI), prostatic or gynecological disorders can also cause pain in your lower back. Another condition known as pelvic can also contribute to this pain. Moreover, long-term poor posture can also cause one side of your body or its ligaments or muscles to develop more compared with the other side. In some situations, this imbalance can contribute to nerve irritation or muscle spasm. As a result of the muscle spasm, pain in your lower back can emerge.
On the other hand, upper back pain occurs on the upper area of the torso. This includes lower neck and the shoulder blades. The symptoms of upper back pain include the feeling of pins and needles, numbness in your upper limbs, arms to the fingers. Other symptoms include headaches, chest pain, migraines, reflux and difficulty in breathing. As with lower back pain, there are several causes of upper back pain. For example, pelvic imbalance and poor posture can also contribute to pain in your upper back. According to research, an underlying medical condition like heart disease can also become a contributing factor to pain in your upper back. At times the patient of back pain can lose consciousness and suffer from dizziness and jaw pain. If you have these symptoms, you should get in touch with an osteopath as soon as possible.
For your back pain and back related problems, osteopaths are there to address your pelvic imbalance and disc injuries. Osteopathy can help you by re-aligning your pelvis, hips and lower back. This process stimulates the nervous system and thus may also help urinary tract infections, bowel disorders, gynecological and prostate problems.
Osteopathy takes you physical needs into account in order to treat the upper back pain. It also considers the neck and lower back in order to make certain the pain is not rising from there. Some osteopath examine the thoracic spine, lower back alignment and rib alignment in order to treat the back pain.
At times, osteopaths prescribe physical exercises and stretching in order to prevent pain. In short, you can try out the services of an expert osteopath if you have a chronic back pain.
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