Back pain can be originated by two principal causes:

 

    1. Body Structural Issues.

    1. Body Functional Issues.

1. BODY STRUCTURAL ISSUE of the spine

We can have different types of spine’s structure modifications such as:

 

    • Scoliosis

    • Flat Spine

    • Kyphosis

    • Lordosis

Spinal Issues can lead to the nerves compression due to a Bulging or Herniated Discs, a condition that can be permanent or temporary.

A Bulging Disc is a more common condition, often temporary, caused by overloading the lumbar spinal tract.

The overloading of the lumbar spinal tract can be prudeced by Functional cause ( overuse of musculoskeletal system ) or Structural cause ( reduction of “Shock absorber function” of the Spine).

The shock absorber function of the spine is built by two skeletal systems:

 

    1. Spinal Curvatures (cervical concave curvature; Thoracic convex curvature; Lumbar concave curvature).

    1. Spinal Discs.

Spine's structure and its modifications

 

Spinal Structure

Modifications of the physiological curvatures compromise the shock absorber function of the spine itself.

In the same way, structural issues of the spinal discs ( disc dehydration, disc rupture ) can lead to the reduction of shock absorber function of the spine.

Herniated Disc is a less common condition of the bulging disc but with similar causes, even if with more effects on the spinal structure and back pain symptoms.

Back Pain

 

Herniated/Bulging Disc

Increased stiffness of the back muscles is the most common cause of back pain.

This muscle stiffness can be treated with targeted sports therapy such as a Sports Massage.

Muscular imbalances can be assessed through a high-tech Postural Assessment to check all the forces distibution of our body with the ground.

2. BODY FUNCTIONAL ISSUES OF THE SPINE

Body functional issues of the spine they are caused by all our incorrect postural body behavior during our daily lifetime:

  • Incorrect Posture at the Desk.
  • Job-related incorrect posture ( Desk Job, Manual Work, Physical Labour ).
  • Incorrect workout posture.
  • Overtraining.
  • Inactivity.

How to cure Back Pain

The first approach to cure back pain is to treat the symptoms.

Treating the symptoms of back pain is a short term therapy to reduce the pain and reestablish an adequate range of motion of the spine.

If we want a therapy with long term effects and reduced chances of back pain recidives, It is important tha the back pain treatments aims to treat and cure the root causes that have generated the back pain.

In fact even if we treat and cure the back pain symptoms ( pain, inflammation, soreness ) , it can come back again after a short time.

In conclusion, to tackle the problem of “Back Pain“, It is essential to consider and analyze all the possible causes that have produced it, as highlighted above.

It is important to treat both the causes and symptoms of your back pain as this is a key factor for a sports therapy with long term effect.