Lower back pain
Everyone experiences lower back pain at least once in a lifetime, actually as many as 25% of people between the ages of 30 and 50 already. The causes for pain vary. They can be the result of sitting for too long or a wrong move.
Lower back pain belongs to the category of joint pain, because the spine is nothing but a very complicated joint.
Those people who have already experienced lower back pain, know very well that it is likely to happen again.
What can we do about lower back pain? Can the pain be prevented? What causes it?
In this article we talk about lower back pain prevention, appropriate exercises and what is the best time to visit a doctor. How can Magus PEMF therapy pad help you with your lower back pain? We also included a user testimony.
Table of Contents
- 1 Causes of lower back pain
- 2 Anatomy of the lower back
- 3 When should you go see a doctor for your lower back pain?
- 4 Lower back pain prevention
- 5 Exercises for the lower back
- 6 PEMF therapy for lower back pain
Causes of lower back pain
Nowadays, lower back pain is very common, because most people are not active enough. Many people sit in their office, in front of a computer and doing that in a forced posture. Some people are overweight, some sleep in a bed that is too soft, and a lot of people experience too much stress… On the other hand, some people’s work include lifting heavy loads and some do sports that are not very unfriendly to their lower back. Aging, however, also causes degenerative changes in the spine that are also a reason for pain.
In the vast majority of cases, the cause of lower back pain is not known due to the complex spinal structure.
There are many causes of lower back pain:
- damage to the vertebrae or intervertebral discs,
- spinal disc herniation,
- wear and tear – osteoarthritis,
- over-strained muscles,
- the spinal canal is too narrow,
- pinched nerves,
- abnormal bone growth,
Lower back pain can be caused by osteoarthritis, which is the wear and tear of the vertebrae and about this type of disease, read on the link.
Lumbago is a sharp pain that suddenly appears after rotating the spine or bending sideways. You feel a strong overload on the tendon between the vertebrae. There might also be a local inflammation. At first, magnetic therapy will reduce acute pain and relieve the cramps, then the inflammation will slowly subside. Using the Magus pad will accelerate the regeneration of damaged tendon structures greatly.
Cause of lower back pain: sciatica
Sciatica is a pain that spreads along the path of the sciatic nerve. The cause of this pain is irritation and inflammation of the nerve in the lower back. The pain usually radiates from the lower lumbar region down the leg, sometimes all the way down to the foot. Users of the Magus pad, that have been diagnosed with sciatica, report very good results from using magnetic therapy. They have experienced quick pain relief and rapid recovery of the nerves and ligament apparatus of the spine.
Narrowing of the spinal canal
The width of the spinal canal can vary from person to person. Some people have a narrow spinal canal due to hereditary reasons. It is natural that with age, spine suffers degenerative changes, which can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. The intervertebral discs get thinner and bulge toward the spinal canal. That causes the spinal joints to become overburdened. And consequently wear and tear happens, with the appearance of outgrowths of bones (see the picture below for reference). All these contribute to narrowing of the spinal canal, especially in the area where the nerve roots exit the spine. As a reaction to these overloads and irritation, the ligaments in the joints and between the vertebrae also thicken, which further narrows the spinal canal. This very advanced narrowing of the spinal canal causes severe pain and a person can barely walk even short distances.
Lower back pain can definitely be caused by osteoporosis, because now we already know that this is a disease that causes pain in the bones and joints.
Many times, however, osteoporosis is the cause for lumbar region vertebrae fractures. Until bones are healed, severe pain is present. Fractures in the vertebrae most commonly occur because of the osteoporosis.
The common denominator of all these problems is severe lower back pain and severe movement restriction!
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition where the pain is rheumatic. In this case bones are not affected, muscles are. While suffering from fibromyalgia, as a consequence of inflammation and muscle stiffness the pain is also present in the lower back.
Osteoarthritis and other causes
Osteoarthritis of the spine can cause pain, the feeling of tingling, and loose muscles. Age is most closely associated with the occurrence of this disease, and obesity is also a strong risk factor for developing primary osteoarthritis. Therefore, a good prevention is regular physical activity and a healthy diet.
Back and spinal pain is strongly influenced by psychological and social factors. Pregnancy also causes body changes, especially because spine carries additional load. Also, lower back pain is more common for taller people.
Anatomy of the lower back
We all know that the spine has a curvature in the shape of a letter S, that it is surrounded by muscles that are important for walking and balance, and that a spinal cord runs from top to bottom of the spine.
The spine is the largest collection of joints in our body. Three are three areas of the spine: the cervical, thoracic and lumbar. The tailbone and sacrum are also a part of the spine.
The lumbar spine or lower back consists of:
- vertebrae from L2 to L5 and
The lumbar part of the spine is made up of five vertebrae that are interconnected with intervertebral discs and ligaments.
The spinal cord ends at the level of the first lumbar vertebra. There are only free nerve roots in the lower spinal canal. Nerve structures are thus protected by bones within the spinal canal.
When should you go see a doctor for your lower back pain?
Lower back pain that originates from the muscles surrounding the lower back and usually subsides within a few days is quite common. If you went a bit overboard during your workout, your sore muscles are only a consequence of that and there is no need to visit the doctor.
But when we talk about a severe lower back pain due to an accident, fall or force impact, a visit to the doctor is necessary. An emergency visit to the doctor is also necessary, if, in addition to the pain, the following symptoms are present:
- feeling of tingling in your feel,
- issues with urinating and passing stool,
- reduced strength of your leg muscles.
Lower back pain prevention
Prevention of lower back pain should begins at a young age, by taking care that we use the correct posture when walking, during sport activities and also just sitting in front of the computer. It is very important that we use a properly designed chair, which we can use for several hours at a time, a suitable bed and a pillow. Using proper footwear is also important.
Many cases of lower back pain can be prevented with physical activity, suitable body weight and doing the appropriate exercises that strengthen the back muscles.
Good physical therapy can also be of great help in preventing lower back pain. The therapist can teach you exactly what exercises are suitable for your problem so that you can prevent the pain.
Exercises for the lower back
PEMF therapy for lower back pain
Electromagnetic field therapy has been proven to be a safe therapy and has also shown promising therapeutic effect in bone and cartilage pathologies, including degenerative changes of the spine, cervical spine, and knees. (1)
If you have lower back pain, the magnetic therapy is the right type of therapy, which is very often prescribed by doctors, orthopedists and physiatrists. Every physical rehabilitation center, every spa, and many private sports therapists use magnetic therapy as a modern type of physical therapy rehabilitation.
Magus magnetic therapy for your home
Magus Magnetic Therapy can be your successful physical therapy in your own home, at your own house. Magus pad can be rented for a longer period of time or bought from the manufacturer.
Using this home appliance is a simple and effective method for easing your lower back pain. It can be used by anyone because it has no side effects. By using magnetic therapy you can’t make things worse for yourself, you can only make your pain a lot easier to bear and make your life better.
Magus Magnetic Therapy has a very special program for chronic back pain that is 30 minutes long and can be done twice a day.
SOURCE (1): NCBI: a clinical study that confirms magnetic therapy as a successful method for treating and relieving lower back pain. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for management of osteoarthritis-related pain, stiffness and physical function: clinical experience in the elderly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LOWER BACK PAIN:
What is the cause of lower back pain?
There can be many reasons for lower back pain, it depends on what kind of pain it is and how long it lasts. These are some causes of lower back pain: sciatica, lumbago, narrowing of the spinal canal, osteoporosis, spinal disc herniation…
When do I need to consult a doctor?
If you have lower back pain because of a car accident, because you fell or had a force impact to your spine, you need to go see a doctor. Visit a doctor also if you have a tingling feeling in your legs, poor muscle strength…
How can you help yourself?
Use the correct posture in all activities, exercise regularly, make sure you have a suitable body weight, regular lower back exercises.
Does magnetic therapy help with lower back pain?
Yes. magnetic therapy is a successful method for relieving pain and regeneration of the lower back.
My name is Tina and I have been involved in Magus magnetic therapy pad since its inception. I have a lot of knowledge about magnetic therapy and I’m learning more and more about it every day, mostly from Magus pad users and also the magnetotherapy experts.
In addition to working with my clients, I enjoy traveling and sports, I am married and a mother to two boys.