Chronic Back Pain Relief

Chronic Sciatica

Sciatica pain that does not decrease even after two or three months is termed as chronic sciatica.

When the root nerve or sciatica nerve is compressed, persons experience a sharp pain that begins in the buttocks area and goes down to the thigh and the foot.

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Causes include a spinal tumor, pregnancy, lumbar spinal stenosis, lack of exercise, obesity, spondylolisthesis, a bulging disc or prolonged sitting habits Chronic sciatica can cause several mental and physical problems. It can also damage the nervous system. Treatment includes medication, surgery or alternative pain management techniques like acupuncture, acupressure or naturopathy.

Chronic Neck Pain Relief

Neck pain occurs when the neck muscles are strained or there is a spasm in them. Chronic neck pain can be the result of either poor posture, sleeping without a good support, nerve dysfunction, severe fall or blow to the neck, osteoporosis, a ruptured cervical disk and nerve dysfunction among others. Chronic neck pain relief has several solutions. Apply an ice pack or a heating pad to the area for about 15-20 minutes three to four times a day. Use a collar or a cervical pillow. Avoid sitting for long periods of time. If these do no help consult a chiropractor or your doctor. Pain medication only provides temporary relief.

Acute Back Pain Relief

Acute back pain is one that comes on suddenly and lasts for 4-6 weeks. It may result out of an underlying chronic condition and may become chronic if left untreated. It usually occurs when there is a strain or injury.

Acute back pain relief includes being active. Avoid bed rest for more than 48 hours. Spinal doctors may prescribe medicine or manipulation if you require it.

Chronic Back Pain Treatment

Most back pain results from simple muscle strain. If the pain lasts for more than 3 months it is called chronic back pain. Chronic back pain treatment includes exercise, physical therapy, surgery, cold compression therapy among others. Medicine can be taken for chronic back pain if prescribed by a doctor.

Chronic Upper And Lower Back Pain

Upper back or thoracic pain is felt between the top of the spine and the bottom of the neck. It can result from muscular irritation, poor posture, trauma from an accident or injury or ligament problems. Chronic upper back pain is one that remains for a long period of time. Treatment includes, exercise, physical therapy, manual manipulation, and pain medication.

Chronic back pain could be indicative of an underlying medical condition such as disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, infection etc. Lower back pain that persists for more than three months is known as chronic lower back pain. Treatment depends on the reason for the pain.

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