All Posts Tagged: lower back pain

Could your backache be coming from your thighs?

Backaches are one of the most pervasive forms of ache that is endured globally. It is estimated that as much as 80% of folks endure the discomfort of back pain at one time during their lifetime. For those who have undergone this unsavory experience, they will attest to the fact that it is a very uncomfortable and presents a lot of limitations. It is common knowledge that this condition would often have a profoundly negative effect on many aspects of your day-to-day life. In most cases, backaches will make it hard to undertake routines that you formerly enjoyed. In simpler terms, backaches have the potential of replacing your fun and exciting existence with a mundane, restricted and painful one. In the bid to tackle this menace, it is imperative that you recognize its source. While most people are oblivious to this fact, there is a possibility that the guilty body part is not your back itself but your thighs or hip.

Ways in which the power of your hip or thigh affect your back

While most people would be shocked at this statement, it will interest you to know that minimal thigh and hip power could create problems with your back. It is a natural phenomenon for your thigh muscles to lose power and vigor as you get older. The reason for this can be attributed a variety of contributors with a sedentary lifestyle being prominent. As a result, the weakness in the thigh would have a bad impact on your backbone because it no longer gives it support. This sets off aches in the back which makes it nearly impossible to engage in activities you had no problem with in the past.

An uncomplicated way to understand this situation is that the patient no longer has the required level of vigor and power in the thigh muscles to assist the backbone. Therefore, in the event that you bend your back numerous times every day, you will be putting significant strain on your back than you would if your thigh muscles were great. The effect of this would feel in the form of backaches.

Ways to identify if your thigh is responsible

Now that we have established that your thigh could be responsible for your back aches, it is expected that we verify that this is certainly the case.

Here’s how you know:

Face a mirror. Look directly at your mirror while ensuring that your head is looking forward with your backbone upright. Begin to squat while making your rear protrude. Once you are through with this process, kindly observe if: A. it was possible to make your rear protrude? B. if you experienced aching feeling in your knees? C. if either or two of your knees was bent inside?

Individuals that answer in the affirmative to all of the aforementioned lines of inquiry, should note that the problem with their backs could stem from their waist, hips and thigh areas.

Ways to restore vigor and power to your thigh muscles

An effective remedy for your backache would be to restore vigor and power to your waist and thigh muscles. While his sounds like a quick fix, it actually requires some effort and dedication. It is at this stage that is experience is required. After you select your treatment, we will start with an exhaustive examination of your bending and walking pattern. Furthermore, we will take down details of the existing strength of your thighs and tinier hip muscles. With this detail, the next line of action is to identify parts of your muscles that require help. This will be followed by a strategy that will energize your power, and provide support to your back while enhancing muscle strength to alleviate backaches.

If you require additional info on the routines that we provide for alleviating backaches, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Our team would be glad to provide a therapeutic strategy that will alleviate your aches in short order. Do not be disheartened! Our expertise and techniques provide the impressive remedy to backaches. Let us soothe that ache. Contact us now!

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Revealed: How a Slipped Disc… or Herniated Disc Causes Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Lower Back PainThe Top 3 Causes of Lower Back Pain are:

  1. Arthritis, Stenosis, Disc Degeneration
  2. Herniated Disc
  3. Pelvis

Here, we’re going to focus on a Herniated Disc…

Herniated Disc

The progression of a disc problem from good to bad is as follows:

  • Healthy disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Ruptured disc

So What is it?

As a disc bulges, herniates and ruptures, it puts an increasing amount of pressure on the nerves in the spine. This leads to pain and can eventually cause numbness, tingling and pain down into the legs. This is commonly called “SCIATICA” (pronounced SI-ATTIC-A) or a pinched nerve.

How It Works.

There is a space between the bones in your back. In this space there is a disc. The disc acts as a shock absorber to help with forces in your spine.

The disc is surrounded by a gel like substance. This is held together by a wall of fibers. Sometimes the fibers can break down and allow some of the disc and gel to push out and put pressure on the nerves in the lower back.

Common Symptoms.

Most people suffering from lower back pain and sciatica from a herniated disc have pain bending forward, lifting, coughing, twisting and sitting. The pain is usually relieved with bending backwards or standing.

Can you heal a herniated disc?

MRIs. If you took an MRI of 100 people without pain, how many would have a herniated disc or other disc problem? The answer may surprise you…it’s 80.

From research and personal experience, I have worked with people who were suffering from severe back pain and sciatica AND had a positive MRI for a herniated disc. Several were experiencing weakness in their legs.

One specific instance involved a man in his thirties who had foot drop (he could not pull his foot up). He had a herniated disc on an MRI. After 4 weeks of PT, he regained the strength in his leg and was able to run 3 miles without problems.

Did he go back and get another MRI to see if the disc had healed? Of course not! I doubt the insurance companies want to pay for an MRI on a person who is now healthy and healed.

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