Back Pain and the Ageing Spine

Age related back pain affects a large number of people. With the passage of time, muscles lose elasticity, bones lose strength, and the spine loses cushioning as one ages, which in turn leads to lower back pain. Medical conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, viral infections, and other diseases can further contribute to the pain. For many people, these…

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Lower back treatment

Symptoms of Thoracic Back Pain

Thoracic back pain is pain that occurs in the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is located at the back of the chest (the thorax), mostly between the shoulder blades. The thoracic spine comprises the twelve vertebrae to which the ribs attach and could, therefore, be described as the “upper back” region. Symptoms of Thoracic pain include: Stiffness Limited range of motion Muscle spasms Thoracic…

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What is Kyphosis and Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is abnormal curvature of the spine in the coronal (lateral) plane. Scoliosis of between 10° and 20° is called mild. … This can be caused either by hereditary or developmental factors (metabolic, habitual postures, lack of exercise etc). There are over 80 types of scoliosis and some causes are unknown (ideopathic). Curvatures up to 40 degrees can be treated non-surgically but…

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