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Shooting Pain in Lower Back (Right Or Left Side) – Symptoms, Treatment and Pain Relief Methods

How is your lower back feeling these days?

Is your lower back a source of pain for you?

1.) Introduction

As we all get older, bone strength and muscle health tend to decrease. You may also suffer from lower back discomfort because of a bulging disc that has lost fluid and its overall flexibility. This can cause a decrease in the ability for your intervertebral to provide cushion to your spine. – These are just a couple ways in which you can develop back pain… In this article we will continue on with how back pain can come about and at the end we will provide you with a cost effective treatment plan that can honestly help you to reduce your back pain and promote healing.

2.) Sources of Lower Back Discomfort

Pain can be the result, for example improper body mechanics, which may result in overstretching of your muscles and ligaments. A sprain or a strain can result and you are now the proud owner of some serious back pain. – Moreover, if you rupture a disc, you will find that it can bulge outward. You may not be able to see this from looking at your back from the outside, but inside your bulging disc may put pressure on one of the 50 nerves that are rooted in the spinal cord. – Yes, you guessed it, this can cause problems. A pinched nerve can cause pain and it can also cause numbness or pain down one of your legs.

Other common contributors to low back discomfort can include:

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Poor Physical Shape
  • Bad Posture

3.) Age & Back Pain

You might be surprised to find out that the majority of people who are asked, indicate that they suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Some resources say as many as 8 out of every 10 people are subject to these problems. Men and women seem to be effected at the same rate. – Moreover, people who are between the ages of thirty and fifty are said to get the most back pain out of any age group. This is due, in part, by a sedentary life style or an overly active lifestyle. The risk of developing lumbar back pain from a disc problem or degenerative issue does increase as we get older.

4,) Treatment Options That Can Honestly Work For You

One of the best ways to help reduce back pain is to use a low profile back support. Many physicians will request a brace for their patient because they can help reduce back pain and help to promote healing of an injured back. They can do this by helping to slightly increase intercavitary pressure which can effectively unload painful spinal structures. This is a proven biomechanical principal of quality lower back braces. They can also help to promote healing because they can help to restrict movements that will cause you pain and/or further your injury level. – Lastly, it is important to note that new versions of these back supports can be easily concealed by even just a t-shirt over the top of the brace. So, cosmetic issues are not even a concern.

If you have not tried using a lower back brace to help reduce your pain then you should look into using one today.

*This is health information. Although we believe in the benefits of back support, you should always consult your physician regarding health advice for your particular situation.

Rinella Orthotics, Inc. – Located at the new Silver Cross Hospital, provides comprehensive orthotic treatment in New Lenox, Mokena, Lockport, Joliet, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Kankakee, Romeoville, Frankfort, Palos, Orland Hills, Shorewood & many nearby areas.

We provide arch supports / foot orthotics, back braces & supports (tlso, lso and ctos), orthopedic & diabetic shoes, drop foot braces (AFOs), crow boots, compression stockings, ankle & knee braces, molding helmets, the walkaide, protective helmets, & cervical collars (Aspen, Miami J types).

We are always available, call us at 773-401-1353.

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