Tag Archives: back problems

The Small Health Problems That You Should Not Ignore

The Small Health Problems That You Should Not Ignore

Image Credit Pixabay.com License CC0

Your body is a piece of precision engineering. Everything has evolved to have a purpose, and it is a marvelous feat of nature. But so often things start to go wrong with our bodies and we ignore the first signs of these problems. Sometimes it is because our daily lives somehow seem more important than an ache or pain here or there. You might just think that something is probably actually nothing at all, and do your best to put it to the back of your mind, even if it does keep you awake at night with worry.  But being too busy, too embarrassed, or too dismissive to pay attention to these little signs that our bodies give us could cause us real problems later on down the line. 

Getting problems checked out as early as possible will help to rule out any significant issues. If there is something happening to your body that is symptomatic of a major problem, having a trained professional exam will mean that you can get treated sooner rather than later if it does turn out to be something significant. 

Here are some areas of your health that you should pay attention to. 

Aches and Pains

An ache or pain anywhere on your body could mean so many different things. It might be the result of a bruise or a twist, and it will very likely heal on its own. However, some problems cannot be so easily explained. They could be symptomatic of a long-term problem. Visiting a specialist such as opa ortho will mean that you will be able to get your aches and pains treated. 

Back Problems

The back is an important part of our bodies. With the spine running up the center of the back, important messages from our nerves to our brain get relayed. There are also several large muscles that need taking care of on your back. Problems in some areas of your back may cause you problems walking and they may give you severe headaches. Having muscles massaged by a professional sports therapist or your spine adjusted by a chiropractor will help prevent long-term damage that could cause immense pain and problems with your mobility. 

Dental Concerns

Nobody enjoys going to the dentist. But when you have a mild toothache or a growing sensitivity to sweet or cold foods, then this is a sign that you have a problem with your teeth that needs addressing. If you leave this kind of issue, then you will end up in immense pain. You might get infections and you will almost certainly end up with the kind of tooth decay that will result in you need to get an extraction or a root canal carried out. 

For the sake of a routine check-up, or getting a small filling, you will be putting the health of your teeth and the look of your smile at risk. Making the appointment is easily the lesser of two evils.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

Root Causes Of Back Pain: Relief Treatment Guest Blogger Alissa J.

By, Alissa Jones; Guest Blogger

 

Root Causes Of Back Pain: Relief Treatment

 

image provided by Alissa Jones
image provided by Alissa Jones

Back pain is the major source of complains among middle-aged and older men and women in every country. This might be because the back supports and carries most of the other body parts and therefore it’s subject to a lot of pressure. For one to understand the causes of back pain, it’s important to know the several types of pain.

Types Of Back Pain

Non-Specific

This is the most common type of back pain out there. It occurs suddenly and acutely and more often than not it will go away as fast as it came. The term non-specific usually means that doctors can’t really put a finger on what is causing the pain because it can’t be seen in tests. This type of pain is caused by bad posture; sitting or sleeping, lifting heavy things and over-exerting oneself. Weight also causes non-specific back pain by putting pressure on the back area.

Chronic Pain

This is the kind of back pain that stays with you for a very long time. It can be worse sometimes but it never really goes away like non-specific pain. Doctors say that the main cause of chronic back pain is mental and emotional stress. This means that until one learns to deal with the stress the pain will continue.

Lower Back Pain

This can be chronic or non-specific but more often than not it can be diagnosed by doctors. Lower back pain in most cases is a symptom of another problem such as appendicitis, bladder infection, kidney disease and most problems affecting the reproductive organs. This is also called referred back pain.

Specific Back Pain

Unfortunately, the back is vulnerable to many other problems that affect discs in the vertebrae and the entire spinal cord as well;

  • Nerve impingement-this is where a disc is herniated and starts pushing or piercing the nerve root. Sciatica is the best example of this and it’s extremely painful.
  • Spinal degeneration-this causes the spinal canal to narrow due to loss of moisture and volume. In less serious cases it just causes stiffness and inflammation but if it gets bad it can cause sciatica.
  • Other conditions that can be clearly seen in scans include tumors, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis; injury caused trauma, bacterial infection and much more.

Relief Treatment Of Back Pain

After doctors have asked the right questions and done a physical exam, they are able to know exactly what the problem is and treat it accordingly. Referred causes of pain are treated with antibiotics while stress related causes are referred to a psychiatrist. Pain causes by strain and musculoskeletal factors is treated with exercise, yoga, pain relievers, massage, muscle relaxers and heat therapy. Chiropractors are the best doctors to treat back pain using natural methods. Losing weight and acupuncture have also worked very well in reducing back pain.

EHIC will come in handy to get treatment in extreme cases of back problems that need more strict measures like epidural injections that relieve pain by using steroids to stop inflammation or electrical devices that redirect pain signals. For the worst back pain in the world, doctors recommend surgery to correct any major problem causing the pain.

Thanks to Alissa Jones for this article!

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!