Radiculitis, osteochondrosis, lumbalgia, sciatica, cervicalgia, thoracalgia... Medical terms - many, and one symptom - back pain. Back pain, neck pain, pain under shoulder blades... the People who are suffering from them, the legions.
According to the world health organization (who), low back pain suffer 2/3 of the population of the globe. Studies show that people in the age of 35-45 years, the frequency of occurrence of back pain is to 66.3%. While 25% of these people back pain affect working capacity and even lower social status.
Classical medicine (allopathy) has developed many ways to treat back pain: medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic, surgical, etc. But they all, in General, are divided into two broad categories. Means of the first group have simply removed the symptom is pain, spasm and inflammation.
Methods of the second group work with individual structures of the body in the first place, with different parts of the spine. After all, the main causes of back pain is commonly recognized 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 the root cause of pain in the back 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 it is easy to get rid of if properly diagnose.
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 may hurt for a reason completely unrelated to the condition of the bone tissue. It can be old injuries, surgeries, diseases of internal organs, infection, inflammation, chronic stress, energy imbalance, lifestyle and professional overload. And often there are several factors.
Common causes of the disease:
In all these cases of back pain are connected not only with the bony skeleton but also the muscles, ligaments, internal organs, blood circulation, nervous system. Only adjusted the spine, adapts to changes and compensates for them while you can. As a rule, the true cause of the violations is absolutely not there where it hurts. And the task of the physician to find the cause, to put the correct diagnosis.
In determining the causes that conducted to the process of the disease, taking into account the anatomical characteristics of a person, clarified the details of the birth (he was born, or through artificial methods) as the period from birth to one year, as he spent his childhood, did he sport. All of these factors could affect the development of the disease.
Then with the help of special techniques, sensitive hands of a specialist he examined the painful part. Identifies areas of tension and spasms that create "pull" - pull structure of the body, including the vertebrae, aside from the natural position. With the help of special techniques osteopaths can remove these stresses, relieve spasms.
It is proved that with low back pain observed various biomechanical disorders in the so-called postural system of the body. She is responsible for the vertical position of the body, which hold when walking, and even in terms of earth's gravity, is not easy.
To 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 that determines the position of the body in space. The failure of a component of the system violates a delicate balance, and this is an unnatural state will result in the development of back pain.
Osteopath, which owns the methods of diagnosis of the postural system able to identify violations and to eliminate them. Therefore, osteopathic techniques to effectively restore mobility, balance and equilibrium of the body, relieving back pain, when treatment of the individual reasons does not help.
Institutions of Saint-Petersburg conducted a study of 140 patients with the diagnosis of "disease of the musculoskeletal system and degenerative disc disease of the spine." All were noted back pain and limitation of motion. The control group received conventional drug therapy: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants. The main group received osteopathic treatment. Age and disease severity groups did not differ.
The results of treatment were assessed as good by 55% of the patients of the study (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 pharmacological treatments of back pain.
In many cases, the occurrence of back pain can be prevented. To do this is to follow a few simple guidelines.