Radiculitis, osteochondrosis, lumbalgia, sciatica, cervicalgia, thoracalgia... Medical conditions - many, and one symptom - pain in the back. Back pain, neck pain, pain under shoulder blades... People who suffer from them, legion.
According to the world health organization (who), lower back pain, suffer 2/3 of the population in the world. Studies show that people in the age of 35-45 years, the frequency of occurrence of back pain is to 66.3%. 25% of these people, back pain affects the work ability and even lower social status.
The classical medicine (allopathy) has developed many ways to treat back pain: medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic, surgical, etc, but they All, Generally, are divided into two broad categories. Means in the first group have simply removed the symptom is pain, spasm and inflammation.
Methods from group work to individual structures of the body in the first place, with the various parts of the spine. After all, the main causes of back pain is often recognised abnormalities of the vertebrae dystrophic-degenerative diseases of the spine or weakness of the muscular system. But even the Orthodox doctors recognize the severity of back pain in most cases is not directly associated with the degree of development of diseases of the spine.
According to statistics, the treatment of the spine as a main cause of back pain in 50% of cases or does not give the results or brings only temporary relief.
Why the measures are ineffective? Doctors-osteopaths claim that in these cases, the cause of suffering lies not in the spine. And back pain is easy to get rid of if the proper diagnosis.
Osteopathy preaches a holistic approach, not limited to the consideration of individual symptoms or specific body parts. The human body is one, and the back can hurt because of the reason that is completely unrelated to the status of the bone tissue. This may be old injuries, operations, diseases of the internal organs, infection, inflammation, chronic stress, energy imbalance, life-style and professional overload. And often there are a number of factors.
Common causes of the disease:
In all these cases of back pain that are associated not only with the bony skeleton but also the muscles, ligaments, internal organs, blood circulation, nervous system. Only adjust the spine, adapts to the changes and compensates for them while you can. As a rule, is the real cause of the infringement, which is absolutely not there, where it hurts. And the task of the doctor to find the cause, to give proper diagnosis.
To identify the causes that conducted the procedure, disease, taking into account the anatomical features of the person, to explain the details of the birth (he was born, or with the help of artificial methods) as the period from birth to one year, as he spent his childhood, is a sport. All of these factors can affect the development of the disease.
Then with the help of special techniques, sensitive hands of a specialist has examined the painful part. Identifies areas of tension and spasms that create "pull" - pull structure of the body, including the vertebrae, in addition to natural position. With the help of special techniques, osteopaths can remove these stresses, alleviates cramping.
It is proved that with low back pain observed various biomechanical disorders in the so-called postural system of the body. It is responsible for the vertical position of the body in walking, and also in terms of the earth's gravity, is not easy.
On the postural system includes nerves, muscles, ligaments, components of the skeleton, the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear, the organs of vision, the receptors of the foot soles - all of which determines the position of the body in space. Cancellation of the components of the system violates a delicate balance, and this is unnatural state will result in the development of back pain.
Osteopath, who owns the methods of diagnosis of the postural system, which is able to identify violations and to eliminate them. Therefore, osteopathic techniques to effectively restore mobility, balance and balance in the body, relieves back pain, when treatment of the individual reasons does not help.
Institutions of Saint-Petersburg conducted a study of 140 patients with a diagnosis of "diseases of the musculoskeletal system and degenerative disk disease of the spine." All were noted back pain and limitation of movement. The control group received conventional treatment with medications: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants. The main group received osteopathic treatment. Age and disease severity groups do not differ.
The results of the treatment were assessed as good by 55% of patients studies (osteopathic) group (50% in the control), satisfactory - 34% of patients in both groups. At the same time in the osteopathic group of patients have improved balance, increased speed and amplitude of free movement.
In other words, in most cases, osteopathy can be a safe alternative to pharmacological treatment of pain in the back.
In many cases, the occurrence of back pain can be prevented. If you want to do this is to follow a few simple guidelines.