Category: Severe Back Pain

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Spondylolisthesis: Back Condition & Treatment

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor discusses spondylolisthesis or a forward slip of a vertebra.

The word spondylolisthesis derives from two parts: spondylo which means spine, and listhesis which means slippage. Spondylolisthesis generally happens towards the bottom of your spine in the lumbar area.

 

This x-ray reveals spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine. Look at where the arrow is pointing: you are able to note that the vertebra above the arrow has slipped out over the vertebra below it.

Spondylolisthesis Grades

Spondylolisthesis may be described based on its level of severity. One description grades that are commonly used spondylolisthesis, with grade 1 being least advanced, and grade 5 being advanced.

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Back Strains & Sprains Center

Oh, My Aching Back! Back Sprains and Strains and How to Treat Them

About 80% of us experience back pain of some kind during our lifetime. In many cases, pain occurs in the lumbar spine (the lower back), because this really is the region that carries the most weight, particularly when moving, twisting, and bending. Back sprains are caused when ligaments—the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together —become overstretched or torn. Back strains demand a muscle or tendon. Nonetheless, lots of times the source of the pain cannot be clearly defined. The pain persists, although occasionally harm or the ailment that triggered the pain might be cured.

How Back Sprains and Pull Can Occur

 

A back sprain or strain can happen when you play a strenuous sport, lift an excessiv

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Back Pain Center: Upper, Mid & Lower Back

Back pain is just one of the very typical reasons people self-address and seek medical care. It will impact about three in four adults throughout their lifetime. About “back pain” when we speak we mean pain that originates in the backbone anywhere between the upper and lower back.

 

There are lots of various kinds of pain. Acute back pain is described as acute but lasting a brief period of time. Chronic back pain usually occurs every day. It could be severe, but may be characterized as mild, heavy, achy, burning, or electric-like. Back pain that travels into a different portion of the body, including the leg may be consider radicular pain, especially when it radiates below the knee. This scenario is often called a lumbar. Fortunately, not all incidences of back pain include leg pain!

 

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10 Worst Jobs for Back Pain

Is Your Job Killing Your Back?

Whether it’s just a gig to pay the bills or your dream career, work life, including taking care of family, can play a big role in your overall health. And, sometimes, not in a good way.

In summer 2016, the North American Spine Society (NASS) asked its members to rank the professions they consider most “back-breaking.” Click through to see what spine specialists say are the top-10 biggest offenders, and get tips for how you can keep working and save your spine.

#10 Motherhood and Baby Care

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Healing & Preventing Pain: Complementary & Integrative Approaches

Pain In the U.S.

25.3 million American adults suffer from daily pain
23.4 million American adults report a lot of pain
Citation: Nahin RL. Estimates of pain prevalence and severity in adults: United States, 2012. Journal of Pain. 2015;16(8):769-780. Visit nccih.nih.gov/health/pain  for more information.

When we feel pain, some of us reach for a pain remedy—something quick and easy. While popping a pill may offer fast relief, other options may be better for our long-term health. For instance, we know that opioid use for chronic pain isn’t always the best remedy. In fact, it can lead to other health problems, including addiction and overdose.

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Common Painkillers Don’t Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

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THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Painkillers like aspirin, Aleve and Advil don’t help most people with back pain, a new review finds.

The researchers estimated that only one in six people gained a benefit from taking these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Meanwhile, previous research has suggested that another common painkiller, Tylenol (acetaminophen), isn’t very useful either, the study authors added.

The findings raise the prospect that no over-the-counter painkillers really ease back pain, at least in the short term, and some may raise the risk of gastrointestinal problems.

“There are other effective and safer strategies to manage spinal pain,” said review author Gustavo Machado. He is a research fellow with the George Institute for Glo