Types of Back Pain/ Treatments
Relief from back pain depends on the cause and type of back pain. Back pain can be broken down into two distinct categories: acute pain and chronic pain. When people are affected with acute back pain they often feel it affecting a localized region of the back, or they feel a radiating pain that extends down one of the lower extremities, which is known as sciatica.
However, acute back pain can often be a symptom of a larger spinal issue and, left untreated, can worsen over time. When a person experiences an episode of acute back pain, it is usually the result of a chronic back problem or degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, degenerative spinal discs, or advancing poor posture. These chronic conditions can lead to spinal instability, motion loss, muscle weakness, and poor fitness.
Simple bending movements or strenuous activities challenge the structures within your back and can cause soft tissue inflammation, and pinched nerves. Over time these small micro-traumas will lead to pain and cause disability.
The treatment approach for a acute back lower back pain is mostly guided to reduce muscle spasms and inflammation. The spine is typically guarding itself in the acute phase and treatment must be treated in a organized and specific manner. Once lower back pain relief therapy is administered it generally takes anywhere from 3 to 6 therapy sessions to treat. Once the acute condition has been managed and symptoms have improved, corrective therapy can begin.