Back Problem | Back Problems

Back Pain may be the result of one or more back problem. The type of medication of treatment that you choose with your healthcare provider may depend on the specific back problem that you have. Your back problem may be as a result of not having enough water intake per day, nutritional deficiencies, structural deficiencies, neurologic problems, or disease. To overcome your neck pain or back pain, you will need the right combination of medications and supplements, diet, and schedule or activities and exercises to return to the form you are at before you started to experience your first symptoms. The symptoms of back pain may be reversible EVEN IF the structural changes to your spine and back aren't.

In order to treat the cause of your back problem, you will need to correctly diagnose it. Often, but not always, back problems will be the result of degenerative structural changes to joints and bones, nerves, ligaments, discs, and muscles that compose and support the spine. Medical conditions that affect the joints and bones of the back include Degenerative joint disease, fractures, spondylolisthesis, and osteophytes. Neurologic changes to your body that can affect the nerves of your back include Radiculopathy, and stenosis (lateral and central). You may also experience symptoms as a result of the ligaments of your back being stretched and torn. You may begin and continue to experience back pain as a result of degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease occurs when the intervertebral discs of your back begin to bulge or wear out from the inside out, causing degenerative changes to the bones and facet joints of your back. You may also feel symptoms when the muscles that support your spine and back become sprained or go into spasm because of overwork or injury.

Mechanical Pain and Chemical Pain: The cause of back problems and back pain may be described in terms of or attributed mechanical pain or chemical pain. Mechanical pain occurs when the tiny nerve endings of the structures of the musculoskeletal system (discs, bones, ligaments, muscles) send "pain messages" to the brain in response to either mechanical (physical) messages or chemical (inflammatory) messages. Mechanical pain is typically intermittent in nature. Your pain levels as a result of mechanical pain may fluctuate throughout the day (like being the most "stiff" in the morning) or week. Mechanical pain pay be caused by or aggravated by poor posture, degenerative changes to the structures of the musculoskeletal system, or pathological changes to the discs of your spine. Chemical pain, in contrast to mechanical pain, is usually more constant in nature. Patients with pain that is "chemical" in natural may not be able to easily feel relief from repositioning themselves making other modifications to their posture. Chemical pain may be caused by a systemic disease that causes pain and inflammation to the muscles or joints of your back. Some common diseases that can create chemical pain include cancer, Lyme disease, Lupus, Lyme disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

To treat your symptoms, you will want to become a student of your pain. You will want to get to know your back problem "personally. " This means that you should educate yourself on the back pain exercises, medications, and supplements that are out there after you have worked with your doctor to determine the cause(s) of your onset of symptoms.