Tight Muscles & Painful Back
Tight muscles or muscle spasms can cause stiffness, discomfort, and pain. Muscle spasms in the back are common. However, it is on very rarer occasions that the muscle spasm is the main or only cause of back pain. If the muscle spasm is the main culprit, a simple rubbing of the areas should be sufficient to make the pain go away and stay away. If the pain keeps coming back, the muscle spasm may not be the main cause of your stiff or aching back. Muscle spasms are common in slipped discs, scoliosis, sciatica, and spondylolisthesis.
Back Pain & Back Stiffness
There are differences between back pain and back stiffness. Back pain can be acute or chronic. We have covered both acute and chronic back pain in the next section. Back stiffness, on the other hand, is different from acute or chronic back pain or aches. A stiff back is the result of degenerative changes in ligamentous or muscular tonicity. For example, when the ligamentum flavum is tight or thickened, the back will be stiff.
Ligamentum Flavum is a specialized soft tissue that functions as a muscle and a ligament. The muscular function allows the back to straighten up following bending motions. The ligamentous function is through the connection it provides to spinal bones above and below. A thickened ligamentum flavum can become dangerous. Excessive thicken leads to shrinkage in the spinal canal, causing nerve and spinal cord compression.
Other causes of the stiff back are degenerative changes in the joints of the back. The joints of the spine are covered with cartilage. Healthy cartilage allows for smooth gliding of the joints. The smooth gliding function of cartilage is made possible by the joint lubricant (synovial fluids). Synovial fluids are the main sources of nutrients for cartilage and joints. Diminished synovial fluids lead to degeneration of the cartilage and eventual loss of mobility.
How To Relief A Stiff Back?
The first thing that needs to do is to identify the reason for the stiffness. If the stiffness results from a thickening ligamentum flavum, specialized treatment such as shockwave therapy, laser therapy, sound wave therapy, and Activator methods of chiropractic adjustment are needed. A thicken ligamentum flavum can worsen with rotatory forms of chiropractic treatments or those given through Tit-Tar or bonesetters.
Suppose the stiffness results from degrative changes in joints or cartilage, therapies and customized exercises specific for a stiff back can help. The best method of stopping a stiff back is mobility that doesn’t aggravate the joint or tissues. With this in mind, walking is the best exercise to beat a stiff back. Walking for 30 minutes daily at a decent speed will help loosen your joints, improve the flow of nutrients into joints, muscles, ligaments, and spinal discs. If walking provides little to no help, contact our clinical teams. We have the best and most efficient method of fixing a stiff back fast.
Acute Back Pain Versus Chronic Back Pain
Acute back pain is the result of inflammatory changes in your back. Inflammation (swelling) can occur in muscles, ligaments, joints, spinal discs, or spinal nerves. Inflammatory processes are harmful events that cause damage to tissues. Therefore, an acute back pain attack or an inflamed back can have complications lasting years.
Injuries to the spine frequently cause acute back pain. It results from a slip and falls, repeated bending and twisting, or aggravating a pre-existing back condition. Neglect of an acute episode can lead to chronic back pain. Here is a list of the most common types of acute back pain:
- Sprain/strain injury
- Posterior facet pain or inflammation
- Slipped disc
The danger of acute back pain is that it can cause severe damage to joints and spinal nerves. Nerve damage is the leading cause of disability. Therefore, you should get your acute back pain assessed and treated as soon as possible. Getting the proper care is essential to the avoidance of greeter back problems later in life.
On the other hand, chronic back pain results from neglecting acute back pain that subsides to a lesser degree of pain and stiffness after some time. If your acute back pain subsides but never fully goes away, it may become a recurrent back problem. Recurrent back problems are the main causes of chronic backaches. Chronic back problems are dangerous as they are signs of continual and progressive degenerative changes. Continual degenerative changes lead to wear and tear of nerves and joints. They are the leading causes of disability due to nerve damage.
Nerve damage is a common occurrence in patients with chronic back pain: nerve compression or nerve impingement I the most common cause of nerve damage. Therefore, avoid further complications with your back and opt for holistic treatment that fixes and repairs the root cause of your back pain.
What Is The Best Treatment For Chronic Lower Back Pain?
Chronic low back pain is the leading cause of disability. Sciatica and slipped discs are the most common causes of chronic lower back pain. Chronic back pain patients often complain of weakness, numbness, tingling in one or both legs. Some may even have reproductive disorders or an inability to control balder or bowels.
NSD Therapy® was specifically created to treat all types of back pain. Acute back pain and chronic back pain respond better to NSD Therapy than medication, injections, or surgery. NSD Therapy® aims to fix and repair the damage to muscles, ligaments, spinal discs, and spinal joints. No other method of therapy or treatment is as comprehensive as NSD Therapy® for chronic back pain.
NSD Therapy® should be the only treatment option if you suffer from acute or chronic neck or back pain. Chiropractic and physiotherapy alone are not enough.
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Why Is NSD Therapy® Better Than Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Combined?
Chiropractic and physiotherapy alone are not enough for chronic or severe neck and back pains. Competing chiropractic and physiotherapy centers often provide ineffective therapies for those in need of specialized back treatment.
A chronic back pain needs an advanced set of skills and specialized therapeutic devices. That is where NSD Therapy® comes. Even if you go to the best chiropractor in your town, NSD Therapy® yields better results. The same holds for acute neck pain, stiff neck, or chronic neck pain. NSD Therapy® is better than any other form of conservative spine care. The main reason for its superiority is the comprehensiveness of the care it provides. We have provided the essential component of NSD Therapy® here:
- Shockwave therapy
- Spinal decompression therapy by the RxDecomSpinal
- Ultrasound therapy
- High-intensity laser therapy
- Flexion-distraction therapy
- Spinercise® therapy and exercises specifically for your condition
- Targeted chiropractic adjustment (non-rotatory chiropractic treatments)
- Customized home exercises
- Nutrition and supplements
The main features are the spinal decompression by the RxDecom® and the non-rotatory chiropractic treatments. Acute and chronic back pains that result from degenerative changes or tears of muscles, ligaments, or spinal discs are better treated through non-rotatory chiropractic treatments. The Gonstead methods and the Diversified techniques in chiropractic rotate the patients too much. This level of rotation can further aggravate the condition. Moreover, the Gonstead and DIversifed methods should be avoided in all patients that suffer from sciatica, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and slipped discs.
Spinal decompression is better through the RxDecom®. Traction therapy and traction-like therapy devices such as the DTS lack the technological advances needed to target specific spine segments properly. The inability to target specific spinal segments is one reason why spinal decompression by the RxDecom® alone is a component of NSD Therapy. Traction and traction-like therapies are also too aggressive in their destructive pulls. The combination of aggravated therapy and lack of targeting is another example of why NSD Therapy® is better.
How To Treat An Inflamed & Painful Back?
Acute back pain results from inflammation of tissues, joints, nerves, or spinal discs. An inflamed back is a painful back. The best method of treating an inflamed back at home is icing.
Ice your back for 15-minutes every 1 to 2 hours if you have injured your back and want a simple tip to help alleviate the pain and avoid worsening. Put ice in a bag, wrap the bag in a cotton cloth, place on your back or the painful area for 15-minutes, repeat every 60-90 minutes for maximum impact. Icing the back is the simplest, fastest, and most efficient means of getting your backache under control.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Back Pain?
There are numerous reasons why one gets backaches. The most common causes are problematic. Our center provides advanced back pain treatment methods in Malaysia for the spinal discs, muscles, joints, and hypertrophied ligamentum flavum. The purest form of back pain is a muscle spasm. These are self-limiting for the most part. However, chronic or recurrent muscle spasms are signs of more profound or sinister issues. In other words, if you frequently experience muscle spasms, you could be having a ligament, joint, or spinal disc issue. Ligament, joint, and spinal disc issues are common causes of nerve root irritations that lead to back pain. In the spine, a critical ligament is the Ligamentum Flavum. Once damaged, it hypertrophies or thickens. A hypertrophied ligamentum flavum causes abnormalities in joints, spinal discs, and muscles. Thickening or hypertrophy of spinal canal ligaments compresses the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
However, other ligaments play a critical role in keeping your back healthy. The function of a ligament is to connect bones. So when it comes to the spine, the most critical ligament in your spine is the spinal disc. The intervertebral spinal disc is a shock absorber, weight-bearer, and central point, allowing mobility. A damaged spinal disc is the leading cause of slip-disc (bulging disc, herniated disc, protruded disc, or prolapsed disc). Other ligaments include those that attach the joints of the spine. These are called encapsulating ligaments or joint ligaments.
Your spinal joint is also a source of back pain. A joint in the spine is called a “facet.” The joint (facet) of the spinal bone (vertebrae) below connects to the facet above. This connection is through ligaments. The joint ligament in the spine is connected to the ligament within the canal (Ligamentum Flavum). Repetitive motions, injuries, and poor posture can cause the joint ligament to thicken. Facet ligament (spinal joint ligament) thickening is the leading cause of spinal joint degeneration. The degenerative changes within the joint and the thickening of the ligaments are the sole culprits. When they occur simultaneously, it is called facet hypertrophy. A “facet hypertrophy” or degeneration of the spinal joint and spinal ligament is a common back pain source.
Muscle, Ligament, Joint & Spinal Disc Links To An Aching Back
Joint ligaments provide stability during movements and weight-bearing activities. Individuals in occupations requiring prolonged sitting have weaknesses in ligaments that surround the spinal joints. If a ligament issue is not corrected, it leads to joint degeneration. Spinal joint degeneration is the leading cause of bone spurs or arthritis. The arthritic formations or bone-spurs can pinch nerves, causing varying degrees of pain in the back or down the legs. Our physiotherapists and chiropractors are the experts you need to recover from muscle, joint, or ligament issues that cause back pain. We offer the best non-surgical back pain treatment in Malaysia.
Neglect of minor back issues can lead to nerve pain. Nerve pain occurs when bonny misalignments pinch spinal nerves, slipped discs, or arthritis (bone spurs). Regardless of the cause, our corrective back pain treatment in Malaysia can fix and repair the damaged tissue without surgery or injections. Spine surgery involves cutting. The long-term outlook for neck or back surgery is questionable. The latest research from the United States has confirmed high failure rates in surgical interventions for the spine.