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Back Bone Or Spine

back sklletalSpine is called ‘vertebral column’ other common names are spinal column or back bone. Extending from skull to pelvis; the most essential part of the body, structure wise as well as functionally. It is like a pillar of our body which gives the body support to stand upright and being flexible enough lets us bend and twist. Anatomy of spine will give us an insight to the importance of its health and of maintaining a proper posture.
This spinal column is made up of 33 small bones called vertebrae stacked on each other. It gives protection and passage to the spinal cord. The spinal column is divided into four regions. Cervical (neck) consist of 7, thoracic (mid back) 12, lumbar (low back) 5, in sacral 5 vertebrae and 4 in coccyx which make the tailbone. Only first 24 vertebrae are moveable. Muscles and ligament connected to vertebrae hold them in certain alignment and give it strength. In between vertebrae is a cushion the intervertebral disk which have gel like material in center and that act like coil springs. With age these disc go flatter and brittle and we lose height. Disks are damaged by osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, injury; forming bone spurs and disc hernia which compress nerves and pain in the back.
The spinal cord connects the brain to rest of the body and serves like a highway for nerve signals between the two. It is around 18 inches long bundle of nerves running through the spinal canal in vertebral column. If the spinal cord is damaged at any level it can cause loss of sensation and motor functions. With knowledge of the anatomy, point of injury can be easily identified. Thirty one pair of nerves branch from the cord and are numbered according to the vertebrae below them. Each of these innervates specific areas (dermatomes) across the body. These dermatomes help locate the spinal problems. Like in sciatica leg pain indicates problem in lumbar area.
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Spine goes through development stages hence in crawling infants it is C-shaped. It takes S-shape in adults for two legged walking. These curves give balance and range in motion along with absorbing the shock while walking. Any spinal deformity will cause defect in the shape, curvature and flexibility of spine. In Lordosis; spine is significantly curved inward, Kyphosis; abnormally rounded upper back and Scoliosis; sideways curve of spine.
Many injuries like fractures, dislocation, misalignment (subluxation), disc compression (herniation), blood accumulation and tears of ligaments can cause spinal problems. Even infection, tumors and age related degenerations can play havoc. Pain and limited range of motion will be there in all of the conditions. These could be a setback in daily living. Treatment differs by disease. Spine needs good care and good habits will go a long way. If you have back problem get to it immediately, have a chiropractor examine it. Chiropractors are health care givers who work especially on this region.
Our Doctors at ‘Walk in Chiropractic’ are well trained licensed chiropractor. They will help you find the problem whether it is started some time ago or has just started. Call 713-529-4808 or walk in and get examined and learn what is best for you.

LOWER BACK PAIN

Has it ever happened to you that one day, you are doing your daily routines you bend; ‘SNAP’ and a sudden stabbing pain in the lower back grabs you? You feel jammed; you might notice tingling or burning sensation along with pain, radiating to upper back, shoulder or leg. This usually will subside itself in couple of days but if it is persistent or gets worse you need help! Here is a picture of what went wrong and what can be done about it.
The lower back or the lumbar region performs some important functions like structural support, movement and protection of the trunk area. Only if we try and understand lumbar region; the complicated vertebral column, consisting of 5 vertebrae (strongest and the largest) stacked on each other in certain alignment with the help of ligaments and muscles and in between these are the vertebral disc; most importantly the spinal cord (the bundle of nerve) traverses through it, along with some other organs lying near it. Now it will be easier to comprehend the basics of pain in lower back that the pain could be due to any problem in any of these structures.
Lower Back Pain This lower back pain is 2nd most common muscle skeletal pain for landing into doctor office. Pain experienced could be dull, achy or excruciating, causing difficulty in moving around; walking, sitting or standing. The pain may or may not radiate into leg, buttocks, thigh or groin. You could also feel tingling, burning sensations, numbness or weakness of muscles or lower limb.
The lumbar back pain could be multifaceted due to multiple structure of this region. Most likely the muscles, nerves and tissues of and around vertebral column are involved for e.g. muscle strain (pulled muscle), sprain (ligament stretched), pinching of nerve or nerve-root (sciatica, shingles), bony encroachment or bone and joint problems (wear and tear, disc herniation, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, spinal stenosis or fractures). It could be referred pain or may be secondary to some condition or disease (Pregnancy, ovarian problems, possibly tumors and diseases or infection of the organs present in lumbar and pelvic region). The stress, obesity and bad posture can’t be ignored and need to be emphasized.
In 85% cases of the back pain, exact cause can’t be determined. So the history and examination will have prime importance. Your ability to sit, stand, walk, and bend will be accessed to establish the origin and rule out more serious conditions. If required; more test like normal labs, X-ray, MRI, CT scan, Bone scan or Nerve studies may be ordered. Diagnostic test may not confirm the cause but in absence of any anatomical evidence the pain can be real and needs treatment.
The treatment of lower back pain depends on the cause and severity of the pain and both vary from person to person. In routine medical practice; pain killers, physical therapy, steroid injections or surgery is done. People of these days are more aware of expenses and concerned of consequences and they look for safe, natural and practical approach. It has been recognized that Chiropractic Adjustment help improve spinal functions by addressing the root cause and decreasing pain and inflammation.
“The American college of physician and American Pain society in the guide of line of treatment of lower back pain, recommended the patient and doctors to consider options with proven benefits such as Spinal Manipulation and massage therapies.”
If you are in Houston and have been long hoping for alternate and proactive care for the pain than at “Walk in Chiropractic Associates” you will find the real lower back pain help. The qualified, skilled, experienced and knowledgeable chiropractors here will offer you a holistic approach compared to long term use of pain killers and invasive surgery. You will get great deal of advice regarding exercise and life style for healthy back and pain recurrence.
For further inquiry or to book an appointment Call (713) 529-4808 or Visit our site www.houstonchiropractor.us. Check out reviews of our clients. We are located at 2002 Binz Street, Suite B , Houston, TX 77004.