Back Pain

But there are specific types of pain that can help you better diagnose how to treat your aching back. For instance, when your back is burning, it’s likely nerve damage has been done. This type of pain is called neuropathic. When pain reverberates as a dull sensation, this is called nociceptive pain, typically brought on by outside forces like arthritis.

Then there are the kinds of pain that you’re probably more familiar with: acute and chronic. When back pain is chronic, the ongoing pain can render you unable to perform daily activities without experiencing some kind of dull, sharp or numb feeling in a variety of areas. The key word, of course, is that the pain is ongoing, not intermittent like acute pain often is. To be specific, acute back pain is usually a sharp pain, intermittent (though not always) and is more severe in one area of the back than in another (e.g. It’s painful in the lower left region of the back, but just fine in the lower right region). The main difference between chronic and acute, however, is acute back pain lasts a relatively short period of time (6-8 weeks), whereas chronic pain is ongoing and will not improve without some kind of special medical treatment.

No matter what kind of pain it is, though, back pain is a big problem in America and a big money maker for the medical profession. According to the Web site, low back pain is the most prevalent kind of disability for people under the age of 45, with $16 billion dollars spent annually on its management (half of which is spent on surgical procedures)! And treating chronic pain (not to be confused with chronic back pain) costs an annual rate of $100 billion in medical costs!

The electronic manual will help you put a stop to back pain through the information it offers. Among the things you’ll learn in this manual on how to treat back pain naturally will include a frank discussion on what causes back pain, who is at risk for chronic back pain, how water affects your back, the best kinds of posture positions (both sitting and standing) that won’t put stress on your back, stretching exercises designed to promote a healthy back, what specific pain sensations mean (tingling, for example) and much, much more!