How Did Your Back Pain Begin?
How did your back pain begin? What were your first symptoms? Disease/disorder symptoms are the physical/psychological differences in your body that you experience after using some type of treatment that is mean to relieve or sure disease.
Again, when did you first experience changes to your health or comfort level as a result of back pain? If you had an injury or accident, you already know the answer to my question. Patients who have fallen or had a car accident don't need to answer a long questionnaire to find out why they are in pain. For other people, the pain may creep up on them, and develop over time quite inexplicably. That "pain out of nowhere" actually occurs because of subtle injuries that have collected over time-often due to bad habits, a bad diet, or even an old injury that you are paying for later. Now neglect, in terms of our physical bodies, is most often unintentional. It simply stems from lack of knowledge.
Many people are in the dark when it comes to maintaining their overall health and keeping a healthy back or in aiding in their recovery from injury (be it subtle or traumatic). You can use this website as an informational tool to show you the right techniques that will make your body stronger , take in food that will promote your vitality, and to move and carry yourself in ways that will make your back strong. Our hope is that if you change your posture, use the right techniques, and do the right exercises, you will find that your body restores itself, you will have energy that you didn't have before, and you will begin to feel better. Just remember that restoration is different from repair.
We will try to work together with you so that you can restore your comfort levels to get you to a point where your back pain does not hinder you from doing everyday activities. But not all the changes that have happened to your body are structurally reversible. Many of the degenerative changes that have occurred to your spine and connected structures can be slowed, but not all negative changes can be reversed. For example, the intervertebral discs in our back have a very strong outer layer, and a inner nucleus with a high water volume when we are in our early 20s. By the time we reach our late 20s, the volume of materials in the nucleus of our discs already decreased, and these discs have often lost 50% of their height by the time we reach middle age. While these discs are losing height volume due to the loss of water in their interior, the outer layer of the discs (annulus fibrosus) begins to wear out. Eventually, small cracks may begin to form in the discs, and the disc may begin to bulge out in sections where this outer layer becomes the weakest. This condition where weakness in the disc causes it to bulge outwards is known as a disc bulge, or bulging disc. When the tear opens up big enough to material in its center to squirt outwards, the condition is known as a prolapsed disc, or herniated disc. A prolapsed disc is one of the most common causes of lower back pain, sciatica, and referred pain in the extremities (arms and legs.)
All of the above disc conditions mentioned above fall under the category of degenerative disc disease. Not all cases of degenerative discs disease result in neck pain, back pain, or sciatica. Ideally, the outside of the disc wears out at the same rate that the interior of the disc loses its volume. When this happens, the loss of pressure on the inside of the disc, caused by the loss of volume, results in less pressure on the outer wall of the discs as it becomes weaker and thinner. If these two rates of degeneration continue to be similar, then the disc kind of flattens out, without ejecting disc material into the spinal canal and nerve roots. Thus, nerve root compression does not occur.