Lower back pain is caused by a variety of problems linked to the spinal muscle, nerves, bones, discs or tendons in the lumbar spine. Almost everyone will experience lower back pain in some point of their life. Pain in the lumbar region can be intense and cause temporary immobility. Fortunately, with chiropractic treatments, the pain can be alleviated.
Upper and middle back pain is commonly caused by overuse, muscle strain, or injury. This can be as a result of poor posture, lifting heavy things and accidents, to name but a few. In rare cases, upper and middle back pain may be caused by other problems, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, or an infection.
Any pain in the lower back, buttock, or adjacent leg is referred to as sacroiliac joint syndrome. Sacroiliac joint syndrome is often overlooked. However, if left untreated, it can lead to degenerative arthritis of the sacroiliac joints.
The severity of neck pain can range from a slight kink to a severe pain which spreads to the shoulder, upper back and arms, causing headaches. Because of the pain, movement in the neck might be limited.
Neck pain can be caused by injury to the neck or connective areas. However, it is often the result of strain or spasms of the neck muscle or inflammation of the neck joints.
There are many different types of headaches, however, they all have one thing in common – they cause pain and unpleasantness. In some cases, headaches can cause other unwanted symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.
The term Sciatica is used to describe the symptoms of leg pain which originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. It is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis.
Arthritis is a common disease which affects the joints. People of all ages are at risk of developing arthritis. This disease is one of the leading causes in disability. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
Common arthritis symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion in joints.
Whiplash is a term used to describe neck strain as a result of an accident or your head jerking back and forth. Sudden forceful movement of the neck can cause the muscles and tendons to stretch and tear.
People who play contact sports like rugby are especially prone to neck strain. Neck strains are often confused with neck sprains which are caused by damage to the muscle or the tendons, bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones.
Joint range and motion simply refers to the distance and direction in which a joint can move. A reduction or decrease in normal range of motion in any of the joints is known as limited range of movement. This is commonly caused due to age, but may also be the result of a number of various medical and non-medical conditions. Certain exercises are able to improve and maintain flexibility in the joints.
Spasms can affect many different muscles in the body, leading to various symptoms and presentations. Spasms to the skeletal muscles are most common and are often due to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. The spasm occurs abruptly, is painful, and is usually short-lived. It could also be relieved by gently stretching the muscle.
If muscle spasms are especially painful, if they do not resolve or if they recur, medical care should be accessed to look for possible underlying causes.
The human body is covered with soft tissue called fascia, which covers every structure including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. The fascia that covers your muscles is called myofascial, which can become stressed from overuse or trauma which tear and adhere together. These adhesions are called “trigger points” and can prevent the muscles from working well.
Infantile colic is a term used to describe episodes of baby crying for more than three hours a day, for over a period of three days a week. This is only healthy for children between the ages of two weeks and four months.
Infant reflux (sometimes called infant acid reflux) is a term used to describe the condition where the contents of the infant’s stomach is spit out shortly after feeding. This becomes less common as the baby gets older. If this condition persists when the child is older than 18 months, then medical attention should be sought.
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Sporting injuries occur during athletic activities. It could either be the result of acute trauma or the overuse of a particular body part. In most cases, sports injuries are left untreated with hopes that it would heal, but this can cause more damage than good. The sooner an injury is treated the sooner the healing and recovery phase will begin. This ensures that you are able to go back to the sports field in no time.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ and TMD) Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ disorders) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.
Tennis or golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist.