Back pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something is wrong. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem may slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve. Some people silence their symptoms with a pain reliever and ignore the message. But that would be like removing the battery to silence a smoke detector!
- Localised back pain, Shooting pains,
- Stiffness and aches;
- Radiating pain into the ribs and chest;
Abnormal loading of the disc as a result of abnormal spinal alignment causes nuclei pulposi to shift creating a concentrated focal pressure to eventually break down the annulus fibres. Decreased motion of the spinal joints as a result of improper spinal alignment causes dehydration and weakening of the spinal disc. This causes irritation to the nerves resulting in localised and radiating back pain.
Abnormal Spinal Alignment
Back pain can be caused by a loss of the healthy normal curvatures in your back from the side view and the straight alignment from the front view. The curves function like shock absorbers and properly distribute the forces that are being placed upon the spinal structures. When the spine not in proper alignment, it puts abnormal stress on the discs, muscle, ligaments, bones, fascia and nerves resulting in inflammation of the nerves causing back pain.
X-rays of a patient with back pain The patient came into the clinic with back pain, while resting or moving, radiating chest pain, occasional breathing problems and night pain. After the treatment course, the patient has significant improvement symptomatically, structurally and functionally.