Tuesday, December 22, 2009
80 % of Back Pain Is Soft Tissue Pain
A study published in The American Journal of Roentgenology recently reported that 80% of back pain sufferers had soft-tissue inflammation. Soft tissues pain is inflammation of tissues like muscles due to injury. Inflammation is your body' natural relation to trauma Click Here! . When these inflammed tissues swell they usually press on nerves. This causes a second type of pain, nerve pain. If you are experiencing back pain chances you are dealing with both soft tissue and nerve pain.
So if you have sciatica, herniated disc, spinal stenois your pain is probably mixed pain, a combination of soft tissue and nerve pain. An example of this is when you experience pain running down your leg. This is your sciatic nerve sending pain signals to your brain. This was the problem I was experiencing. Even though I had a ruptured disc in my back the disc was pressing against my sciatic nerve and the pain I felt was down my leg despite the injury being in my lower back.
Do your back muscles ache? Then you are experiencing some kind of soft tissue injury, inflammation and pain. Maybe from all the snow shoveling. The only way to get rid of the pain is to eliminate the inflammation. If you are experiencing numbness, shooting pain and/or burning then it's your nerves that are fired up because the surrounding tissue is inflamed.
Eliminating the inflammation will reduce and/or stop the nerve pain. To correct this problem it's important to look at the underlying causes. Frequently soft tissue inflammation is the result of muscle imbalance. Correcting this imbalance will reduce the inflamation and stop the pain. One of the best programs specifically design to address muscle imbalance is the "Lose The Back Pain System" Click Here! by the Healthy Back Institute. Through a series of exercises custom designed for your specific back pain, muscles are realigned. As the study by the American Journal of Roentgenology points out 80% of back pain suffers have soft tissue inflammation. These people can be helped by treated the inflammation with a program of proper physical therapy.