Backpain2 – HTV https://htv.com.pk Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:32:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 5 Causes Of Tailbone Pain You Should Know https://htv.com.pk/health/5-causes-tailbone-pain-avoid Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:02:06 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=25456 5 Causes of Tailbone Pain You Should Avoid - HTV

Tailbone pain, or coccydynia can have a multiplicity of causes. Some cases simply referred to as idiopathic coccydynia,

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5 Causes of Tailbone Pain You Should Avoid - HTV

Tailbone pain, or coccydynia can have a multiplicity of causes. Some cases simply referred to as idiopathic coccydynia, because the origin can’t be ascertained, but in most cases, it falls into a few simple anatomical sub-categories.

  1. Direct trauma to the lower back is the most common cause. It gives rise to inflammation in the surrounding tissue which is what causes all the pain and discomfort.
  2. Hypermobility is another anatomical origin. Excessive movement can put a dangerous level of stress on the joint between the coccyx and sacrum, damaging the tailbone and causing pain. Additionally, excessive movement can stress the muscles of the pelvic floor, resulting in pain.
  3. Interestingly enough, Hypomobility is also something to look out for, as this can cause the coccyx to jut out and place pressure on the joint. This jutting again puts pressure on the pelvic floor muscles, which goes hand in hand with discomfort in that region of the body.
  4. It is also possible for the sacrococcygeal joint to dislocate, resulting in pain. This can happen at either the front, or the back of the tailbone.

Now that we’ve understood the underlying anatomical mechanisms, let’s take a look at some of the ways one can damage their tailbone.

  1. Falling on one’s bottom is arguably the most likely way one injures their tailbone. This local trauma can damage not only the ligaments, but also the coccyx itself. Apart from bruising the area, it could result in a fracture of the tailbone. Ouch.
  2. One can wear away at the mobility of the sacroiliac joint by engaging in activities that put pressure on the tailbone for extended periods of time. Sitting on hard surfaces for too long, for instance, is a common cause. Another thing to watch out for is horse-riding. Polo players, and others who ride for extended periods of time often come down with chronic coccygeal pain. This isn’t overly worrying, because the inflammation can be rolled back by being more careful. Getting a comfier seat, for instance. If you ignore this pain for too long, though, it can give rise to longer-term issues.
  3. This next point goes to all the moms out there. Did you experience lower back, or coccygeal pain during, or shortly after, delivery? That was, because as the baby’s head passes through the birth canal, it puts pressure on the top of the coccyx. In rare cases, this can lead to a coccygeal fracture, but far more likely is that it will simply irritate or inflame the coccygeal structures – the bones, ligaments and disc – by virtue of the pressure.
  4. It is possible that the pain you might be experiencing in your lower back is simply referred pain (i.e. pain originating from tissue damage in one part of the body but felt in another part. This pain can be referred from a lumbar herniated disk or a degenerated spinal disk. It’s worth noting that is a fairly rare phenomenon.
  5. Coccydynia can also be caused by infection in the coccygeal bone (osteomyelitis) or a tumor in that particular region that compresses the coccygeal structures.

Risk factors which increase the chance of developing coccydynia include obesity and female gender. One particular study concluded that a BMI of greater than 27.4 in women and 29.4 in men predisposed to a greater likelihood of developing pain after a one-time-injury.

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Do this exercise, meditate and say goodbye to your back pain https://htv.com.pk/news/exercise-meditate-say-goodbye-back-pain Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:56:47 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=17728 Do this exercise, meditate and say goodbye to your back pain

Meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy, which are not conventional treatments for back pain, seem to be effective in alleviating the common condition of back pain say researchers. After 26 weeks, researchers say patients treated with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) and yoga had “clinically meaningful improvement” of functional limitations compared to those with usual care. The improvement […]

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Do this exercise, meditate and say goodbye to your back pain

Meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy, which are not conventional treatments for back pain, seem to be effective in alleviating the common condition of back pain say researchers.

After 26 weeks, researchers say patients treated with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness-based stress reduction (MSBR) and yoga had “clinically meaningful improvement” of functional limitations compared to those with usual care.

The improvement was measured at 61 per cent for MSBR and yoga, ahead of 58 per cent for CBT and 44 per cent for conventional medicine.

The study, published in the Journal Of The American Medical Association (JAMA), was a clinical trial with 342 adults ages 20-70 who had suffered from lower back pain for an average of seven years.

One third, selected at random, was treated with MBSR and yoga, while another third used cognitive behavioural therapy, which helps patients identify and resolve bad behavioural choices and negative thoughts.

The last third was treated with pain medications.

“These findings suggest that MBSR may be an effective treatment option for patients with chronic low back pain,” the authors wrote.

“Although understanding the specificity of treatment effects, mechanisms of action and role of mediators are important issues for researchers, they are merely academic for many clinicians and their patients.”

Source: AFP Relaxnews

 

 

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Say Goodbye to Back Pain! https://htv.com.pk/health/say-goodbye-to-back-pain Thu, 14 May 2015 07:36:17 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=7946 Say Goodbye to Back Pain!

Is your back hurting you for too long? Need some help to give you some relief? Follow these exercises and work the magic! With the help of different kinds of exercise and various yoga positions can help you say goodbye to your back pain for good.

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Say Goodbye to Back Pain!

Back pain is one of the worst kinds of pain! Your back is basically what’s keeping you in positon all day and night and when that is pain kicks in the word, “OUCH”. Did you know, almost 80% of Pakistanis experience some sort of back pain problem in their lifetime.

For many of them, the reason was that the pain arises from some sort of injury that is triggered by a strenuous activity, like picking up after kids or weight lifting. For others, bending down to pick up a pencil made them say hello the back pain.

I gathered some exercises you can do at home in need of saying bye-bye to your back pain.

1. Knee to Chest

Use this exercise to align the pelvis and stretch the lower back and rear end muscles.

  • Lie flat on your back with your toes pointed to the sky.
  • Slowly bend your right knee and pull your leg up to your chest.
  • Wrap your arms around your thigh, knee or shin, and gently pull the knee towards your chest.
  • Hold for 20 seconds and slowly extend the leg to starting position.
  • Repeat three times with each leg.

2. Lying Knee Twist

Use this movement to stretch the Para spinal muscles and strengthen the abdominal muscles.

  • Lie on your back with your legs extended straight out.
  • Bend the right knee up and cross it over the left side of your body.
  • Hold in a position that allows you to feel a gentle stretch through the back and buttocks muscles for 20 seconds.
  • Tighten your core muscles and rotate back to center.
  • Repeat three times on each side.
  • For those who love to add in a little bit of yoga, well here is some to help with your back pain too!

3. Yoga Cat/Cow

  • Start this more by kneeling on all fours with your hands beneath your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips.
  • Exhale and gently arch your spine.
  • Inhale, tighten your core muscles and round your back, like a cat.
  • Move slowly between movements and hold in each position for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

4. Cobra Stretch

A personal favorite of mine, this movement is helpful to stretch tight abdominal muscles and the lower back.

  • Start by lying on your stomach with your legs extended and with palms planted on either side of your head with your forearms and elbows flat on the ground.
  • Slowly, push your body upwards, so your weight is resting on your forearms.
  • Be sure to keep your hips on the ground.
  • Once you reach a comfortable position that gently stretches your abdominal muscles and lower back, hold for 10 seconds.
  • Slowly return to starting position and repeat five times.
  • If you have more flexibility in your lower back, try straightening your arms.

5. Restful/Child Pose

A common pose in yoga, the restful child’s pose can help you relax your body.

  • Position yourself on the floor on hands and knees with your knees just wider than hip distance apart.
  • Turn your toes in to touch and push your hips backwards bending your knees.
  • Once you reach a comfortable seated position, extend your arms forward fully and allow your head to fall forward into a relaxation position.
  • Hold this pose for 20 seconds and slowly return to starting position.
  • Repeat three times.
  • For modification if you have shoulder pain, place your arms on either side of your body, extending towards your feet.

So, there you have it readers. Hopefully this will help you with your back pain and give you a relief. If not, then it is advised you visit the doctor for any serious concerns.

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