Back Pain-Dr.Kirpa Johar - HariDaan Laser Wellness

Back Pain

BACK PAIN & INJURY

Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. 

Eighty percent (80%) of people will experience lower back pain at some stage of their life. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeing a doctor or physiotherapist.

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Most commonly, these back injuries are caused by muscular strains, ligament sprains and joint dysfunction, particularly when pain arises suddenly during or following physical loading of the spine.


Symptoms

Symptoms of back pain can include:
bullets1 Persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along your spine, from the base of the neck to the tail bone 
bullets1 Sharp, localized pain in the neck, upper back, or lower back - especially after lifting heavy objects or engaging in other strenuous activity; (pain in the upper back can also be a sign of a heart attack or other life-threatening conditions.)

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 bullets1 Chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods 
 bullets1 Back pain that radiates from the low back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the calf and toes 
 bullets1 Inability to stand straight without having pain or muscle spasms in the lower back


Causes of Back Pain

Mostly back pain causes are musculoskeletal in origin.


Most commonly, these back injuries are caused by muscular strains, ligament sprains and joint dysfunction, particularly when pain arises suddenly during or following physical loading of the spine. Other causes of back pain are :
  bullets1 Bulging Disc
   bullets1 Degenerative Disc Disease
   bullets1 Facet Joint Pain
   bullets1 Fibromyalgia
   bullets1 Migraine
   bullets1 Ankylosing Spondylitis
   bullets1 Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
   bullets1 Pinched Nerve
   bullets1 Rheumatoid Arthritis
   bullets1 Scoliosis
   bullets1 Spinal Stenosis
   bullets1 Spondylosis (Spine Arthritis)
   bullets1 Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
   bullets1 Whiplash
   bullets1 Wry Neck


Treatment of Back Pain

In most cases, people with mild to moderate upper back pain can manage their symptoms with:
    
bullets1 Pain medicines
    bullets1 Heat or ice to reduce pain and stiffness.
    bullets1 Exercise to stretch and strengthen the muscles of your back, shoulders, and stomach.
    bullets1 Physical therapy
    bullets1 Spinal manipulation


Low Level Laser Therapy Treatment for Back Pain.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries to stimulate cellular repair. 


LLLT affect the
    bullets1 Function of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts)
    bullets1 accelerate connective tissue repair, and
    bullets1 Act as an anti-inflammatory agent.


Low-level laser therapy is used to treat both acute and chronic pain. The benefits of low-level laser therapy appear to be accumulative - it may take several treatments for the results to become evident.

You will be encouraged to move the affected area within range of movement/pain but not exert stretch or force during the healing phase. 

The end result is resolution of inflammation and restoration of healthy tendons and local soft tissues. Once tissues are healed, pain is eliminated and normal range of motion and function is restored. Then muscle and tendon strength and flexibility can be addressed with graduated exercises and stretching.

LLLT has no known side effects, is safe and effective.