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Don’t Let Constant Neck or Back Pain Affect Your Life Try These Treatments

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Did you know that 80% of adults will suffer from at least one episode of significant back and neck pain during their lives? There are a number of contributing factors leading to back and neck pain, and some can be more serious that others. However, the majority of these complications can be prevented or treated by making minor adjustments to your life. If you frequently suffer from back or neck pain, keep reading.

Most back and neck pain episodes can be attributed to living an unhealthy lifestyle, sleeping in awkward positions, using a mattress or pillow that provides little support, or a combination of all three. If you experience an episode of pain in the back or neck upon waking up, try preventing this pain by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, consisting of regular exercise and a healthy diet. In addition, try only sleeping flat on your back, or on your side in a fetal like position position. If these adjustments don’t work, you may need to invest in a better mattress or pillow that in designed to provide a good night of rest through adequate support for your spine and neck.

For individuals who suffer from more serious, chronic back pain, it could be due to health complications such as a herniated disc, spine scoliosis, stenosis, or a pinched nerve. Many people talk about experiencing a “pinched nerve” in their neck, shoulder or upper back. These complications are due to a nerve-root injury that is known in medical terms as cervical radiculopathy. Much like pinched nerves, spine scoliosis, stenosis or a herniated disc in your spine are other more serious, and common health complications. If you think you have symptoms of these serious complications, it’s best to speak with your doctor, or a chiropractor to receive professional diagnosis and treatment. For example, a Microdiscectomy treatment includes an inpatient spinal treatment procedure, in which the patient is encouraged to get up and move around as soon as possible and comfortable after the procedure. Other treatments may include spine scoliosis or herniated disc surgery to correct the ailment.

For individuals who often experience lower back pain, it could be due to Spondylolysis. Spondylolysis refers to a small stress fracture that usually affects the fifth lumbar vertebra in the lower back. It is one of the most common causes of lower back pain, and is common among adolescents, especially with athletes. Americans spend an estimated $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs. Regardless, back pain can result in a number of complications in an individual’s life. Therefore, seeking the proper treatment to resolve the issue is very important, and will prove to be quite beneficial. References.

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