Ras Al Khaimah low back pain relief UAE

Posted in UAE neck pain relief on May 20, 2017
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Back pain is a major problem faced by many working people in Ras Al Khaimah . Regular pain in the back muscles can hinder your functioning, concentration level, your effectiveness and efficiency. Continuously working for long hours in the office can cause severe back pain. Lack of exercise in our daily schedule is a major reason for facing the problem of back pain. We should pay attention to our posture and sitting position while working.

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Knee to chest workout

This is a simple and easy workout that you can practice at your home to relieve back pain in Ras Al Khaimah . For beginning this workout lie down on the floor. Move your right knee upwards with the support of your hands so that it comes close to your chest while keeping your left leg straight on the floor. Keep your shoulders straight on the floor and then bend down your leg so that it touches the ground. Now do this same process with the left knee while keeping the right leg straight. Do some rounds of this workout to relieve back pain.

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Symptoms & Treatment of Spinal Stenosis

Every structure in the body has a unique purpose and design. They were created out of necessity, not by chance. The cervical spine, better known as the neck (Figure 1), has several important functions that we may sometimes forget. Because the neck moves more and is less protected than the rest of the spine, roughly two-thirds of the population report neck pain at some point in their life.

Figure 1

The neck is composed of seven bones, called vertebrae that Begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull (Figure 2).

Figure 2

With the help of muscles and ligaments, the neck provides stability to the spine and allows motion.

The neck has two other very important responsibilities:

supporting the head, which can weigh 15 pounds, and allowing the spinal cord to pass through, connecting the brain to nerves of the body.

There are three basic movements for the neck’s range of motion:

First, the neck’s ability to move side-to-side is called rotation. Second, the ability to move forward and backward is called flexion and extension. Third, the neck’s ability to move head to shoulder is called lateral bending.

As stated earlier, the neck is susceptible to injury because of its range of motion and lack of protection compared to other parts of the body. Common causes of neck pain include muscle strain, inflammatory disease, cervical disk degeneration, disk herniation (Figure 3) and injury.

Figure 3

Good posture is essential in safeguarding yourself from neck pain. When you have good posture, your neck, spine and head are in alignment. Activities that require you to lean over however, such as sitting at a desk, can cause the neck to become fatigued. When the neck becomes fatigued, it eventually becomes strained (Figure 4).

Figure 4

Inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, also leads to neck pain. When the neck is overused, joints become swollen and stiff, reducing the neck’s range of motion. Arthritis harms the joints in the neck and leads to severe pain as a result of stiffness.

Cervical disk degeneration is also responsible for causing neck pain. Here, the gelatin-like center of the disk degenerates and the space between the vertebrae narrows. The disks, which should act as shock absorbers between the bones, are unable to cope with the additional applied stress causing further degeneration. This narrowing of the spinal canal is known as spinal stenosis. The additional stress may also cause the disks to protrude and put pressure on the spinal cord. This condition is known as a herniated cervical disk (Figure 3).

Injuries may also cause neck pain. Most often, neck pain arising from an injury is the result of a motor vehicle accident, fall or contact sport. Often these injuries cause pain because the neck is extended beyond its normal limits. Here, pain is either the result of hyperextension (backward motion beyond normal limits) or hyperflexion (forward motion beyond normal limits). With hyperextension or hyperflexion, the soft tissue around the neck is stretched past its normal limits.

Patients should seek medical attention if pain is persistent and continuous; radiates down the arms and legs; occurs following an automobile accident or other injury; or is accompanied by numbness, headaches, weakness or tingling.

To identify the cause of neck pain, orthopaedic surgeons may utilize several different tests such as family history and physical examination; MRI evaluation of the spinal cord and nerve roots; CT scan to evaluate the bone and spinal cord; X-ray (Figure 5); or an EMG, where needles are placed in the arm and muscles with wires attached to measure the electrical activity of nerves, to evaluate nerve and muscle function.

Figure 5

While most neck pain can be treated with rest, medication, immobilization, exercise, activity modification, physical therapy or a combination of these, surgical intervention is sometimes needed.

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Flat Shoes: One of the Hottest Trends that Can Cause Serious Damage

One of the most common problems that people have these days is back pain, and those who suffer from it know how excruciating it can be. Many will head straight to their doctor or take to their bed when they have back pain, but often it can be a poor mattress that contributes to the pain in the first place.

For those who are in need of a new mattress and suffer regular or occasional back pain, an orthopaedic mattress might be the ideal choice. Orthopaedic mattresses provide plenty of support for the lumbar region while many have hypo-allergenic properties that also make them the perfect choice for those with allergies.

Counselling for Back Pain?

Medication, physio and good support are often the preferred remedies for back pain, but new research has now suggested that social and psychological factors could be one of the causes of back pain. And based on this, researchers recommend that treatment for the issue should include counselling.

David Rogers is a leading physiotherapist who has been practising a psychological approach to back pain for the past six years at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. He believes that certain thinking patterns can contribute to back pain, and he has a number of techniques that have proved to be effective when treating the condition.

He said, “Research has identified that psychological and social factors such as the way patients think about their back pain, as well as depression and anxiety are stronger predictors of long-term pain and disability than physical factors.”

Many people are afraid to move when they have back pain because they fear they will make the problem worse, hence causing depression, anxiety and distress, which consequently can all make the pain worse. Changing thinking through the use of counselling can be very effective when treating back pain.

Preventing Back Problems

There is no doubting that prevention of back pain is important, and one way to do this is with good support at night. Here at Beds Glasgow, we have a range of orthopaedic mattresses that will support your back while you sleep, helping to reduce any discomfort or pain.

Contact us today for more information or to find out more about our fantastic prices on beds and mattresses.

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