Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that keeps people off work. Back ache, also known as lumbago, is a symptom of a variety of problems in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves or bones of the spine or underlying organs. It is important to get a diagnosis from your doctor if the pain lasts more than 3 days. If the back pain lasts more than 3 months it is called chronic and this is the time that sufferers are desperate to find natural remedies for lasting back pain relief.
The spine consists of 24 small bones, the vertebrae, each cushioned with a disc of cartilage, all held together with ligaments. Muscles are attached to the bones by tendons. The lower part of your back, the lumbar spine, supports the weight of your upper body and is under continual pressure when you are bending, twisting or lifting or if you are overweight.
Cause of lower back pain
Back pain can be caused by muscle spasm, strain or imbalance, loose ligaments or weak muscles allowing excessive movement of the spinal vertebrae or the sacroiliac joint, weak abdominal muscles, damaged or bulging discs, arthritis, poor posture especially while sitting, wearing high heels, heavy lifting, lack of or incorrect exercise and inadequate mattress support.
While many people’s back pain appear to have resulted from a trivial event like bending to pick something up or twisting or stretching for something it is really the last straw in a series of stresses to the spine. Most of the initial pain is due to inflammation which is the body’s response to heal the damage. Consequently doctor’s often advise taking anti-inflammatory drugs for the relief of pain.
Fix the underlying cause to cure the pain
However, in many cases, the lessening of the pain does not result in a cure. This is because the underlying cause has not been fixed. The muscles remain locked in spasm to prevent further damage to the structures and there is not real relief of back pain.
A team of doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and personal trainers at The Healthy Back Institute have come up with a revolutionary treatment for curing back pain and sciatica. They have discovered that most back pain is caused by muscle imbalances which lead to compensation and pain.
The natural curves of your spine can become exaggerated through slouching, walking in high heels, overweight or weakening of the muscles. As a result the muscles have to adapt by shortening or lengthening to try to maintain spinal stability. Over time the muscle fibers become hardened and inflexible adding to the problem. The disc is placed under further stress which leads to degeneration.
Their system teaches you how you can asses your specific condition and how to correct it with a series of exercises and stretches. The exercises and stretches that you will perform, are intended to correct the muscle imbalances to get rid of your pain.
You can find out more in their FREE Back Pain Relief Guide.