The Cause for back pain can be from many sources and there are varied
back pain treatments. The treatment includes conventional methods like
massage and exercises to well developed medications and surgery.
Back Pain Causes
Back pain mostly occur in the lower region called lumbar region. The
five vertebrae of the lower region bears most of the weight. The discs
in-between them act as shock absorbers. Aging reduces the muscle
elasticity and bone mass and make the lumbar region more vulnerable to
injury. Lack of exercise and sitting at bad postures for a long time are
some of the major causes of back pain at the early age. Over 70 percent of white collar workers suffer from back pain.
The medical world is still searching for a magical formula to give
permanent relief to back pain sufferers. It is inching closer than ever
to find a solution. There are some advanced treatments for the back
Back Pain Solutions
Like heart pacemaker there is a pain pacemaker for the treatment of back
pain. It is an implantable device. It was introduced in 1969 by
Medtronic, a United states medical technology firm. The device has been
improved over the years and it is now smaller and long lasting. It
operates with a rechargeable battery and has nine years life span. It
send signals to block the pain signals from reaching the brain.
is similar to the support belt worn by the people who used to lift heavy
weights. It was invented by Lawrence Gordon. This device uses low level
infrared rays to increase blood circulation and to support healing
effects. Many users of infrared belt have reported considerable relief.
There is also different opinion in some quarters about the utility of
this belt as they feel that it is similar to electromagnetic wraps.
The serious case of slipped disc needs surgery. Through surgery the
pressure of the painful disc on adjacent nerve roots is reduced. Like
releasing air from the tube, a small amount of tissue is removed from
the disc nuclues through a tiny puncture in the skin. The spine wand
sends out an electrical charge to vaporize and extract the tissue.
Depending on the patients condition, this method gives 90% success rate.
This method involves surgery. Metal rods and screws are used to fuse
vertebrae through a bone graft. It gives long term relief but with a
price. But it limits certain motion of the patient. In advanced
treatment bendable materials are used. It consists of flexible plastic
tubing that surrounds a cord and spacers. The surgery is performed with
minimum invasion of the body.
Using Stem Cells
One's won bone marrow cells are used in this treatment to regenerate the
damaged intervertebral disc. It is implanted with a minimally invasive
surgery. The implanted stem cells produce new disc tissue. The tissue
produced will have the same properties as the original. It is pioneered
by Stephen Richardson, MD of England's Manchester University.
Researchers are hoping to start the clinical trials in two years time.
The idea is to grow the affected bone as strong as new one. This is
called by Agnes Vignery.PhD, of Yale University as site directed bone
growth. The patient will get treatment as an out patient with
minimally invasive methods. This treatment effects bone mass increase
where it is needed. This treatment has experienced success involving
mice and rats. The human clinical trial is to start in two years time
with patents have already been filed.
Change the Mattress
Your worn out mattress could be a reason for your back pain. Many have
reported relief from their back pain after changing the worn out
mattress. And their relief continued long after changing the old
mattress. Have a new bed and don't be careless when it comes to changing
the mattress. Having a new mattress is like to have a painless
treatment. Lying on a new bed is like having a good exercise and
maintaining a good posture.