Spine does not have to hurt

Back pains make up to 80% of all pains we suffer from.

TENSIVE PAIN – achiness and nuchal rigidity root out from poor sitting posture and hunched back during sitting. It
increasingly affects children and teenagers, especially higher achievers. I notice an increase in number of problems
(incl. headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and swoons) around A-level exam period and other exam session.
Another group affected by tensive pain are computer games enthusiasts.

ACUTE PAIN EPISODES – they often affect the lower back area. This pain might be caused by unnatural body
movement, lifting a heavy object, catching a chill, fall, sitting on cold surface etc. These types of pain can sometimes
be strong enough to restrict one’s ability to move. In most cases, the cause of acute pain in the lower back is the socalled
disk prolapse, in other words: a dislocated vertebra applying pressure on spinal cord and spinal nerve roots.
CHRONIC PAINS – they are often the effect of longstanding vertebrae displacement or long term abnormal posture
(spinal curvatures, weakness and muscle

THE PRICE OF IDLING – back pains might result from a curvature or an injury, but also there is result of perennial
negligence. The pain often results from weakening of muscles and ligaments responsible for stabilizing posture. If
our activity is reduced, they get flabby. This state gets worse with time. We put on weight as a result of leading a
sedentary lifestyle. Subsequently, maintaining normal posture becomes more difficult. It triggers asymmetrical
muscle flexion as well as progressive degeneration of vertebrae and spine joints. Sometimes, it is just one careless
movement that leads to a serious and painful injury. The older we are, the bigger the risk is.

SPINAL INJURIES – result from setting and compressing of the vertebrae or spine’s deviations from its normal axis
(dislocation of vertebra). In both situations, spinal stenosis takes place. The intervertebral foramina (holes, where
the nerves pass through) become narrower. Every deviation from the normal activity might have negative influence
on skeletomuscular, circulatory system as and nervous systems. Therefore, the intervertebral joint malfunction
results not only in the lower back pain but also in pains radiating to legs or even causing further disorders of the
intestines, bladder and other organs.

I notice that nearly every road accident (even a minor one) which involves sudden braking causes a displacement in
the cervical and thoracic spine area, resulting in upsetting symptoms.

COMPRESSION IN CERVICAL SPINE causes, for instance: pain in the back of the head, dizziness, swoons, nuchal
rigidity, tingling in hands, nausea (even extreme), tinnitus, visual and hearing disturbance, feeling like “walking on
water”.

IN THORACIC SPINE – symptoms of heart disease, e.g. dyspnoea, burning sensation in sternum, pain around heart
radiating to the scapulae (many people unnecessarily take heart drugs, whereas ECG test shows no changes).

IN LUMBAR SPINE often in form of sciatica and lower back pain (tingling, stiffening) radiating to legs (through the
buttock to the calf – running down the back of the leg).