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  • Rids of Spinal Anguish
    By Health Blog on October 11, 2010 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
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    back pain

    Now a days the more comfort raising more issues. It has become common that every one is striving for strain free and sweat less work. For which most of us prefer jobs in office rather than in field. Its not the case with only employee, but also with students who start sitting from the age of 4 and they continue until the end of the life. Despite of playing hours a student generally sits for 5 hours. This sophisticated life also raises many health issues. Among this most major issue is back pain.  Many of us generally concentrates on health tips of diet, heart etc., but no one will concerns of back pain unless we face it.

    Spine- keen point of back:

    Spinal is the group of bones which is of four regions. From the neck to the pelvis, its of cervical region, thoracic region, the lumbar region and the sacral region. All this regions work together and provide the support for holding body’s upper part weight. A tunnel exists along all the bones of back providing the protection from neck to the end of the spinal. Calcium and phosphate are the two minerals which make the bones strong and tuff to face the damage to certain extend. Considerably less amount of mineral can lead to back pain issues.

    Ligaments and Muscles of Back:

    Ligaments and muscles are the attached supports offering the maximum energy on it. Ligaments are the one which holds the muscles and bones from the neck to the tip of the bone. This ligaments are of elastic to certain extend and they offer flexibility of only one side to maximum extend.  Any accidents or back pains are due to the cause of poor performance of ligaments.

    Muscles are the founders of spinal cord having the complete flexibility and providing maximum support to hold the weight of the body and easy movements. Muscles are the one having the maximum stretching and contracting ability unlike the ligaments.

    Rid of Backpain

    Rid of Backpain

    Joints and Nerves:

    Facet joints are the part of spinal cord which are of four parts got attached to each other and will rub during its movements. They got located at the back side of the spinal cord and their purpose is to protect the spinal bones. These joints are meant for the free movements of the body. On irritation or injury, they cause severe pain in complete back pain.

    Nerves, the messenger  is the other important relevant concepts of spinal cord. This passes through the spinal cord bones from the brain and gets connected to the rest of the body. This makes the body to interact with every part of body.

    All together forms the complete working of your spinal cord. Any injury or stress or lack of minerals can lead to the  pain which may be resolvable or may not be. So proper treatment and rids are pretty essential to gain the relief in shorter time.

    Immediate Rids:

    Try to give rest to the back, when it feels stressed and tired as back is the main part of the body and nothing can be done without it. Its quite important to provide maximum relief.

    Move your Body: Don’t get fixed to the desktop more than hour. Even in office try to move your body, have a small walk and provide relief to back for every half an hour.

    Ice for Inflammation: Apply ice over the swelled part of back which reduces the pain and yields an instant relief.

    Compress Massage: Prefer for compression or massage on back where you feel pain. With this the over flow of blood over back will returns to its normal flow.

    Consult Doctor:Frequent pain of back need to be resolved soon by consulting doctor, as the risk of severe cases of back pain can be avoided.

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  • Use spinal brace regularly to relieve from pain
    By Health Blog on July 2, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Excessive working and some accidents put immense pressure on the spinal cord which may result in the spinal pains and problems (commonly known as back problems). Not all the spinal problems must be removed through surgery only. You can get relieved from these problems using some of the spinal and braces and with regular exercises. All it is important is identifying the problem correctly and diagnosing it properly as many people have a myth that every spinal cord problem can also be solved using surgery. Spinal problems occur when your spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord and nerves, when the curvature of your spinal cord increases between 20-40 degrees. Neck problems are also caused in the similar way.

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    spinal brace

    Recently one of my friends had an accident while he was going to his home from the office. One of his spinal rib bones is broken, and then he used back braces from aspen medical products, one of the leading companies who provide braces for back and neck. Back braces and neck braces designed by Aspen Medical Products offer the best technically engineered neck and back pain solutions available. The braces are fully customizable and incredibly comfortable. He has undergone some sever pain and by following some guidelines he was recovered soon. I would like to share those with my readers so that it may help you also. Here they are

    • The most important is check whether you are using the correct kind of brace or not.
    • Do small neck or spinal exercises to maintain muscle tone and body strength. This will also makes it easier for you to wear brace.
    • The brace has to be cleaned daily, dry it and wear it gently after having the shower.
    • Wear brace as tightly as possible.
    • Though you feel shy to wear brace to your school/college/office, wear it. Because wearing it continuously for 20 hours a day will show quick results.

    Try to follow these tips after consulting your physician. One last advice is if you are having very severe neck and back pain then better opt for a surgery. I have tried to explain about the back and neck pain problems, spinal braces in non-technical term as you may feel it easier to understand. Please write back or comment if you want to know more information.

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  • How to reduce chronic back pain?
    By Health Blog on April 14, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Back pain is one of the health problems that are very difficult to deal with because no one can exactly say the origin of this problem. The intensity of pain varies from individual to individual. Our way of handling pain is also of a different nature. One may have the capacity to bear the pain whereas the same pain can be intolerable to the other person. All of us experience toothache, headache, and several other painful health problems in our lives. In short to handle pain is not an easy task and this article will advise you on how to handle chronic back problem.

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    The term chronic suggests that it has come to stay with us and back problem that stays with us throughout is difficult to deal with. The solution lies in the way the problem is dealt with. You can enter a phase of depression thinking about your pain and the amount of trouble it is causing you.

    This can cause only harm to your body and mind as well. The best approach is to inculcate positive thoughts and register this fact in your mind that the pain is quite bearable and is not bothering you at all. But a person experiencing chronic back problem probably may not agree with you on this point saying that only the person undergoing the pain can know the trouble lying behind it.

    But I would like to defer on this point. You are ultimately what your thoughts make you. Exercise plays a dominant role in chronic back pain. Certain back exercises can stretch your muscles and this can prove to be an advantage to you as this enhances their strength. A person having chronic back pain may find it a Herculean task to exercise as it causes pain to him.

    Lack of exercise will only worsen the situation as the muscles become quite weak and then your slight movement can increase your pain. Chronic back pain should be handled in its initial stages and the person should click upon a solution to deal with his back problem.

    Delays can increase your torture and make the pain unbearable. Your positive attitude towards life can help you take a step towards exercise and sort out many health problems.

    Medicines usually go a long way in treating chronic back disorders. Pain killers relieve you of your pain but they also carry a certain amount of addiction with them.

    Certain drugs should be consumed after much research on that particular medicine as you become immune to them and then the dosage of the medicine need to be increased to relieve you of pain. Stronger doses of any medicine can only carry an adverse impact with it on your body.

    Drowsiness sets in and your active life is adversely affected by it. Eventually your functioning of the brain becomes slow. Accelerate your positive thinking process and get hold of the right medicines with no side effects and get relief from chronic back disorders.

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  • Reduce your lower back pain through these exercises
    By Health Blog on April 3, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    If you want your back to get back the strength it had a few years ago and get the agility you had previous to your back pains you need to set up a regular exercise routine for yourself. Among the various exercise programs for lower back pain you should try a few f them and decide which one s the most appropriate for you. However, whichever exercise program you decide on you should first check with your health care professional before embarking on the program.

    When you do start out to plan your lower back pain exercise program you should keep in mind that the exercises should be done 3 times a day for at least 10 minutes each and gradually move up to 15 minutes for each exercise period. The total daily exercise routine must be not be less than 30 minutes. When you start your exercise routine it must be in the presence or supervision of your orthopedic surgeon or physiotherapist just to ensure that you are carrying out the exercises correctly and in the proper posture, then when you are sure that you are doing it correctly and that the exercises are having a positive effect you can move out to ding them on your own.

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    When you set out on your lower back exercise therapy the chiropractic therapist will probably suggest the following exercise routine:

    Ankle pumps:

    You will be required to lie on your back with your legs straight and elevate your ankles slowly about 10 times.

    Heel slides:

    This is also done on your back with your legs straight and brings your knees up slowly with your feet flat on the ground – this is repeated about 20 times.

    Abdominal contraction:

    This is done lying on your back with your knees bent and your palms resting on your abdomen. Then you must raise your body from your shoulders without lifting your feet – this is repeated 20 times. Remember to hold your breath when you raise your body up, hold for 3 seconds then lower it down while you breathe out.

    Straight leg arises:

    You must lie on your back with one leg straight and one leg bent at the knee. Tighten your stomach muscles and hold your breath then raise the straight leg about 12 inches, hold for 3 seconds then relax. Repeat 20 times with each leg.

    Heel raises:

    Standing with your pals against the wall you must raise your heels up by standing on your toes. Breathe in while you raise yourself up. Hold for 5 seconds then relax. Repeat 20 times.

    Wall squats:

    Finally the last exercise will be the wall squats. Keep your back against a wall and slide your feet about a feet away from the wall. Keeping your abdominal muscles tight you should slide your body to a squatting position, without actually going all the way down. Hold this position for 5 seconds then stand up again. Repeat 10 times.

    After doing these exercises for a week you will definitely find a great change in your lower back and will be able to lead a normal life. However, these exercise routine should be continued with to avoid getting back into the painful situation you have managed to get out of.

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  • Throw your back pain away!!!
    By Health Blog on April 2, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Computer jobs are increasing and so are the back pain cases. According to the research done in foreign countries, it has been visualized that around 80% of people there will be suffering from the back pain.

    If you have back pain, then take full rest and do light exercises which would help to stabilize spine. Do exercises which corrects muscle imbalance and makes muscles more flexible. It must be for core muscles, which are between shoulders and hips. The imbalances caused by these muscles causes back pain. The full stress comes on spine if the thighs back side is weaker than front.

    This pain occurs due to following reasons:

    1. Sitting or Standing for long time

    2. Running for long distance

    3. Vertebral Column sways back

    4. Improper exercise of strength training

    While doing any exercise related to strength training, deep breathing proves to be very effective. While pressing the leg toe, inhale deeply during bending and exhale during pressing. This proves to be very much helpful to increase length of spine and effectively utilizing the diaphragm muscles for supporting the spine.

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    Exercises to reduce back pain:

    1) The Tummy Tuck

    It is a simple pelvic move that brings the abdominal muscles up and away from floor. Relax for some time by keeping the face down on the floor and squeeze your buttocks to strengthen your spine. Reach your tail bone down towards the heels. Perform alternately for two sets each with twelve counts.

    2) The Bridge Lift

    This exercise is done by placing your feet on floor or a bench and scooping your pelvis in an upward motion. Your ribs should remain in lower position to reduce pull on your spinal muscles. Focus completely on muscle contraction.

    3) The Lumbar Side Stretch

    This is done in standing and sitting position. While bending your knees, widen up your legs as much as possible. Now, put your one hand behind your head and bring the other hand down towards your feet on the inner side of thighs.

    4) The Hip Flexor Stretch

    This is performed by bringing one foot ahead in an angle of 90 degree. The other leg is behind on floor with your foot pointed upwards. This exercise helps to extract muscles near hips on spine’s side. You can squeeze your buttocks to feel stretch more. Stretching sensation must be experienced in back leg, front thigh and hamstrings of front leg.

    5) The Calf Stretch

    This is intended to help strengthen the Achilles tendon. Put an object below your feet and lean whole weight of your body in a forward direction. Hold these stretches for 30 seconds and release. You will begin to feel a stretch on the back on the knee and shin area. Consult the Doctor and start exercise today.

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