Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Low Back Pain Cure

Low back pain is a problem of contemporary mankind , particularly in advanced societies. A major health issue. The "malady of the century." Well over 40 million people suffer from back pain and a large number of them are often confined to bed as a result of severe back pain ; back pain results in an US$80 billion-a-year health cost to these same people.

A sophisticated " business" approach to this problem of society is ever-expanding. Well over 200,000 severe cases from this patient group are surgically operated on every year -- often for a second, third, or even a fourth time.Perhaps you have suffered already, or maybe you wish to take preventive measures. In either case, this educational presentation can be the breakthrough know-how and technology to the future prevention of the problems associated with chronic joint pains.

By applying these techniques, you could prevent the progress of the initial low back pain to the more advanced stages of disc degeneration, to the point of requiring drastic manipulative treatment or surgery.

The simple chronic low back pain or rheumatoid joint pains of the hands or knees are initial signals of the human body that should be taken very seriously. Normally, pain indicates a need to limit the activity of the region. When pain is felt in the lower back repeatedly  and often (chronic pain), in the vast majority of cases, it is an indicator that the hinge section that connects the pressure of weight of the upper body (head, neck, chest, abdomen and its contents) to the pelvis and transfers this weight onto the legs finds this burden too great. 

The pain is an indicator for either the limitation and decrease of the burden of weight of the upper body mass on the weight-bearing lumbar region (the spinal vertebrae), or the strengthening of the points of transfer of the upper body weight to the pelvis and the legs. The lower back area is the site of weight distribution between the spine, which supports all the upper body weight, and the pelvis, to which it connects. 

It is the joint surfaces that endure the impact and pressure of "force" and the muscles that have to contract and relax for the work to be done. 

The Brain and the Spinal Column. The brain is housed in the skull and the spinal cord is situated in the length of the spinal column, all the way down to the sacrum, or back bone of the pelvis. The sacrum (tailbone) is the largest  of the vertebrae that is composed from fusion of a few of the lower vertebrae. Also note the curvatures of the spine that allow it to act as a "coiled spring" ( a series of disc "springs" under constant  tension) - click here. Interactive video click . The different parts of these bone structures are connected to their counterparts above and below by ligaments and tendons.

The Disc. Lodged between these 24 vertebrae are positioned 23 soft, joint-packing discs. These discs are the spinal column's spacing and shock absorbers, as well as the roller bearings that allow one vertebra to regulate position vis-a-vis the vertebra above and below. - slipped disc.
A fundamental law of physics states that for every actions there is an equal and opposite reaction. This  law applies to the human body as well. each time you force your weight on the ground when standing, walking, or running, your feet have to put up with a similar force being transmitted to them from the ground. Each foot nullifies some of that force, but some will travel up the leg and reach the pelvis, where some more of the force is nullified in the pelvic area through the circular nature shape of the organ.
But some force travels up the spine; here the role of the discs is to dampen all that force so that nothing gets up to the brain to cause damage. 

How can a simple disc do so much work? 
The disc's water- absorbing properties allow the disc to perform its nature- allocated functions. The key element here is water. The disc absorbs water , becomes taut, and packs the joint to act as a wedge between between the vertebral column a firm anatomical unit, maintaining the normal curvatures that permit the spine to also act as a 'spring'. 
The center of gravity of the body, even with its well-packed spinal column joints, acts forward of the human body -- which is why your feet are directed to grow toward the front ! 
The muscles of the back keep pulling on the column all the time to keep the posture upright. 
When the discs are fully hydrated and firm, they are effective wedges, particularly in the lumbar region, reducing the demand on the back muscles. [ ]

Consider this : Over 80 percent of all back pains are caused by muscle spasm. 

If the discs are not fully hydrated , when you are not drinking enough free-water on daily basis, and their wedge quality is poor (means lack of water inside) , it becomes the increasing responsibility of the back muscles to keep body upright. More work is done, and since water is required to keep the cation ( acid-clearing) pumps going at the same time that this water should have been used to expand the disc, pain is registered in that area. 
This pain is an indicator of a regional water deficiency that affects the muscles of the back, as well as the discs between the vertebrae that are squeezed by the pressure of the weight of the upper part of the body.

It should also be remembered that the dehydration that has produced the back pain signal can also be doing damage at other non-pain-registering sites, such as the kidney, the liver, or even the brain cells ( which are highly sensitive to even minute  levels of water deficiency). if a pregnant woman, before the stage of actual physical burden of pregnancy, has  had or develops very early chronic pain of the joints, be they the lower vertebral joints (back pain) or the fingers joints, she should consider this pain a sign of her own dehydration, which can seriously affect her child-fetus.

During the night, while you sleep, the disc absorbs water from its surroundings, because disc has no blood vessels of its own. There must be enough free-water in the region for it to be able to rehydrate itself. Normal diffusion rate of water between the membrane and outer cell is 0.001 cm per second. 
During the day, when you are upright and moving, the force of your body weight in motion ( which is more than your actual scale weight) will force water out of your discs and into the vertebrae above and below. 
This release can cause a shrinkage in height of about one and a half to two centimeters during 12 hours. Bed rest - recommended in treatment of disc problems - will prevent shrinkage and allow full rehydration of the disc. The facet joints in the back must be maintained at a delicate non-weight-bearing relationship for their movement-regulating responsibility.

A well-hydrated disc brings this about by effectively packing the joint, whereas a thin disc will force these joints to become weight-bearing : in the long run, a cause for arthritis. Click here and see page 88, Fig 6:2.

Remedy and cure for back pain is drink water enough to support your upper body weight. Remember this

Another important effect of disc thickness through adequate hydration (daily water intake) is the maintenance of a well-sized aperture or foramen on the side between the two vertebrae, above and below, allowing the nerve to pass through without being squeezed or  'pinch nerve'.

The disc is composed of an outer fibrous material and an inner pulpy substance . Between the pulpy substance of the disc and the bone plate of the vertebra lies a layer of cartilage. 
In fact, a layer of cartilage covers the exposed bone surfaces that come in contact with one another, most particularly at the joint surfaces of the vertebrae, the hands, the arms, and the legs.
Cartilage stores a large quantity of water, which gives it the easy gliding and lubricating property it possesses. 


See page 100,  Figure 6:11 and Fig 6:12 ...for Corrective Exercises


Jack Cruz said...

Lower back pain is a common body condition that all of us might or had already experienced such condition. This post is very informative and it was explained carefully. Thank you for sharing.

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Its ME said...

Thank you Jack Cruz, for sharing