There are many types of back pain, each with different causes. Treating anything without finding out its root cause is difficult, and back pain is no exception to that rule. Fortunately, back pain is a widely researched subject with many existing resources and many coming along the way.
Every person’s experience with back pain is different and unique. One person may report excruciating back pain with a herniated disc while the other might report little to no symptoms at all. This is true for all conditions.
How Do We Develop Back Pain?
Throughout daily life our back endures a lot. It comes under constant stress and pressure which leads to wear and tear as we grow older. This is a natural process and while this can’t be stopped it can be managed in order to minimise any symptoms we may feel.
Our daily habits also come into play during back pain. For example, habitually sitting with a wrong posture can be detrimental to a person’s back health.
Pain types can also be categorised as acute (is triggered suddenly and lasts for a short period of time) or chronic pain (which tends to last for a long period of time of at least 6 months).
Muscle and Disc Related Back Pain
It is difficult for a person with limited knowledge to pinpoint the exact pain causes, as back pain symptoms caused by either muscle or disc problems can be indistinguishable from one another.
Sometimes disc related back pain may be misdiagnosed as muscular pain because of close proximity, and it might affect an overlapping area.
Sometimes X-rays and MRI scans may be required to find the exact cause of the pain. However, there are signs you could be on the lookout for that would give you more information if the pain is caused by problems with any of the back muscles or intervertebral discs.
Muscle strains are part of a group of pains called mechanical pain (also called axial pain). It may be described as sharp or dull pain. It usually occurs at a single point, and tends to affect the lumbar spine most often, leading to low back pain.
Another type of pain is referred pain. Referred pain moves around the body – it is located in a place that is different from the origin or trigger point. For example, degenerative disc disease may cause pain to move from the hips to the posterior thighs. This pain is usually described as dull.
Radicular pain, on the other hand, is described as electrical shocks or a burning feeling throughout the spinal column. Sciatica is one reason for this type of pain.
Axial pain is more commonly associated with muscle problems, and tends to occur due to injury, while referred and radicular pain types tend to be associated with disc problems.
How to Deal with Back Pain?
Be it muscular pain or disc related pain, the solution does not have to be complicated. The innovative Backrack device can help you deal with many types of pain without having to go through invasive treatments like pain relievers or steroids.
Treat Most Back Pains at Home!
The wooden nodules on the rack are engineered to help you treat many spine problems like sciatica, lower back pain, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, posture problems, spinal misalignment, stiffness and chronic back pain.
Through spinal decompression therapy, the Backrack works on the root cause of pain rather than only treating the symptoms, whether your pain is caused by disc or muscle problems. As such it is an optimal pain treatment for many spinal issues and provides long-lasting pain relief, without making the pain worse.
Your back is being decompressed through simple exercises that you perform while laying on the Backrack. There are many materials on our website on how to effectively perform Backrack exercises with the tool for optimal back pain management. It is compact and easy to use on your own, in your own time and at your home.