Spinal Care Sydney Therapists Give Expert Advice On Back Problems
If you are experiencing pain or swelling in your back or spinal region then you are not alone.
According to recent data by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80% of people will be affected with back pain at least once in their life.
Spine and back pain or swelling could occur due to a multitude of reasons such as infection, strain, laceration, lipoma, or fatty tumors.
When your lumbar, thoracic, or pelvic region is painful or swollen, the spinal cord communicates and work as a pathway for impulses to send pain signals throughout the body.
Therefor good spinal care is important to the overall health of your body because it is the epicenter of bodily function.
Causes of Back and Spinal Pain
Spinal pain is usually due to structural reasons or tissue damage, but it could also be due to the damage in the central nervous system (CNS).
It can be indicated through an X-ray or MRI of the lumbar or thoracic region and a further MRI of the brain will produce an accurate diagnosis.
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Someone suffering from a spinal injury may have trouble with physical, social and emotional adjustments.
These injuries could be from a severe fall, an accident or due to disease or infection. Other associated issues include:
Various spine disorders can also affect the spinal cord from neck to the lower back region:
Acute Back pain
Degenerative Disk Disease
Scoliosis is a condition in which a person has an abnormal curvature of the spine.
The curve is usually side to side in an “S” or “C” shape and mostly occurs during adulthood or before puberty.
The cause of scoliosis is unknown but it is commonly believed that genetic conditions, environmental factors, neurological abnormalities or birth defects are the main causes of scoliosis.
Uneven shoulder blades
Inverted rib cage
Other Causes of Spine Disorders:
Any degree of injury, from minor to traumatic
The Design of the Spine:
The spine itself consists of 24 small bones that create the spinal column. There are three main segments of the spine:
- Cervical Spine ( Upper portion of the spine)
2. Thoracic Spine ( Center portion of the spine)
3. Lumbar Spine ( Lower portion of the spine)
The cervical spine is made up of seven vertebrae, the thoracic spine consists of twelve bones and the lumbar spine is made up of five vertebrae.
A person’s movement could be restricted due to a damaged spine and the feeling is painful, tight and uncomfortable. Here are some of the ailments:
Multiple System Atrophy
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Neuromyelitis Optica spectrum disorders
Stiffness and severe pain
Painful legs-moving toes syndrome
Mild to severe back problems could be remedied with Bioelectric Massage
What to do to Eliminate Back Problems
There are many effective things you can do such as stretching and sitting up straight, but let’s be frank how many of us actually are in the habit of doing this?
We slouch, forget about stretching, avoid the gym and feel pain till it becomes unbearable.
You are literally giving pharmaceutical companies all your hard earned cash because you do not make the effort to prevent or look after your back problems.
So here are some simple guidelines to help you take baby steps to getting well.
1. Lumbar support is great for good posture in the driver’s seat or at your desk. Get a few so you can choose which one helps the best each time. Your body will thank you.
2. Magnesium powder is helpful in reducing anxiety and calming the nerves. Best to take before bed because it relaxes your muscles and repairs tissue damage.
3. Breathing exercises are great for blood circulation and overall health.
Meditation isn’t just about staying still or switching off the mind.
Many people would find the thought of this to be exhausting because when you’re in a hyperactive state or on an adrenaline rush, the last thing you want to do is slow down.
4. If you are over the age of 35 then you are most likely to feel more aches and pain.
This is due to the thickening of blood caused by acidity and carbon dioxide build up in the joints.
5. Detoxification is key to allowing blockages in the gut to clear.
Having both good and bad gut bacteria is important so after a night out its good to get on a juice diet on Monday.
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*Tip: Fold a bath towel and place it under the bedsheet to support your lower back and reduce pain when you sleep.
Bioelectric Massage for Spinal Care
Bioelectric Massage is one of the most effective drug-free treatments for managing pain and swelling.
It is a safe therapy that relieves pain and clears the Meridian pathways.
This is why at the start of each Bioelectric Massage the therapist starts by clearing the spine 9 times for male (Yang) and 8 times for women (Yin).
Think of the spine as your main highway, once we treat the spine, other areas in the body starts to function at an optimal level.
How does Bioelectric Massage work?
In this modality, small flat rubber-adhesive discs known as electrodes are placed on each side of your hips.
The therapist then steps on the third rubber disc which is wrapped in wet cloth.
These discs are connected to the bioelectric machine to make the current run through the therapist’s hands as they are performing the massage.
These electrodes are in low to high-frequency currents.
In this process your response is observed by the therapist as they work with you to achieve the best result.
There is a soothing feeling in this entire process. Occasionally, rubber suction cups are also placed on your skin for added benefits. This is called “cupping”.
Duration and Frequency of the Sessions
One session lasts for approximately 90 minutes, but can be as long as 120 minutes.
In terms of the frequency of the sessions, it tends to differ for each client based on their condition.
You will feel relief and much lighter after just one 60 or 90 minute session.
Typically, one course of treatment is inclusive of a minimum of 5 sessions in the first week which is gradually reduced in the following weeks.
Depending on your individual needs, the therapist will be able to design a home retreat or health package.
Although you will begin to notice pain-relief and reduced swelling from the first session, it is advisable to follow through with the entire course to achieve long-lasting benefits from the bioelectric massage.
It also effectively detoxifies and alkalises the blood with the use of alfalfa cream specifically made for bioelectric.
Possible Side Effects
It is rare for any side effects to arise because it is a non-invasive treatment, however, we encourage you to stay dry for a minimum of 2 hours after the massage.
So if you are looking for one of the most effective and drug-free spinal care options, then choose Bioelectric Massage for your health and well-being.
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