LOW BACK PAIN
Low back is a symptom of problems in the lumbar vertebrae or lower section of the spine, and the related muscles, ligaments, nerves and discs. It is one of the most frequently reported types of pain. The pain may include one or more of the following: general back pain; low back pain, often referred to as lumbago; foot pain; and buttock leg and/or knee pain. The latter three types of pain are most often associated with one specific type of low back pain is called Sciatica; click the link for specific information on Sciatica.
The causes of low back pain are varied, and include both chronic and acute conditions. A Herniated disc; spinal stenosis; arthritis and oseoarthritis; injuries due to slips, falls, lifting, sports, especially bicycling, "weekend warrior activities" and other such actions; car accidents; muscle spasms; pregnancy and nursing; poor posture and/or postural deformities and even foot problems such as supination or pronation. Low back pain can be caused by Almost anything that can aggravate the lower body/trunk, and/or press against or irritate these nerves and muscles.
Hip pain, back pain, lower back pain, sciatica, and knee pain can also be interrelated, and therefore are often co-managed. Please check the information in those other sections, to see if they fit your needs. If you purchase a basic package from one section, but find other individual items, in another section, that would help you, they can be purchased individually as well.
Although there are many treatments for low back pain, according to many sufferers, acupuncture, chiropractic care, medications, medications, injections, physical therapy, exercise, yoga, and vitamins, even some home remedies such as careful stretching, and ice/heat are the options that work. The best solution we have found for our patients is a hybrid of several of the above, used together with products we have researched and used in our practice for many years.
General disclaimer - Always seek medical consultation, especially for pain that does not resolve with our treatments.
Dr. Kim's View
Although there are various reasons for low back pain, it's been my experience as a health care professional and after seeing the results with my patients, that a combination of the following products can often be used to treat such pain, and solve many of it's causes. Each item in these packages addresses a different aspect of low back pain, which most often it is truly a combination of several of the underlying causes outlined above.
If your pain originated from a trauma-related event, perhaps from a car accident, fall or sports-related injury, the chronic pain may have taken time to settle in, and then to make itself known, sometimes years later. So be aware that it may take some time, and a bit of effort to get your body back to its old pain free self. The products we have selected are designed to help your body find the right alignment while seated, walking and while sleeping. The exercise items are designed to help restore range of motion and reduce scar tissue. The ointments and supplements are designed to help ease pain and ensure your body has the things it needs to heal properly.
I want you to be aware that many patients may require from six weeks to begin to see results, and up to one year to lasting results from these products and new habits, although you may feel results sooner. That time frame depends on your age, your overall health, and the amount of the injury and pain. Practice makes perfect, practice with the items in your package every day, just like you brush your teeth; prevention goes a long way towards a cure. You know, a pain problem may have started with an incident many years ago, and your body has been used to accommodating it, so it can take some time to work things out and get back to normal. With that said, if you don't see some improvement after six weeks, you may wish to see your chosen health care professional to be sure there is not an underlying illness, or other health issue at work. Also if your pain increases or gets progressively worse, please stop our program and seek further care.
You mom's advice about sitting up and not slouching, was right; those habits take a toll on your spine and joints over time. While simply sitting up straight will not cure a problem, it will certainly help many of your neck and back pain issues.
When pain is chronic, and finally gets to a point where you are ready to DO something, it can take time to heal. It may have taken many years to get to this point of causing pain. But patient work with the products we have selected can really help over the long term. It's like giving your body a coach. If you keep going to a tennis coach, your skills will improve over time; it is the same with treatment of pain. Practice with these products will most often lead to a lessening of pain and improvement of mobility and range of motion in your daily life. As long as you continue to see improvement, keep going.
When pain is chronic, and finally gets to a point where you are ready to DO something, it can take time to heal. It may have taken many years to get to this point of causing pain. But patient work with the products we have selected can really help over the long term. It's like giving your body a coach. If you keep going to a tennis coach, you will improve over time - it is the same with treatment of pain. As long as you continue to see improvement, keep going.