Back Pain

Back Pain

Have you ever been stuck in bed or on the couch, unable to move because your back hurt so much? Most of us have experienced back pain at one point or another in our lives.

Sometimes back pain can come on quite suddenly from an injury, however it’s possible for pain to come on without you knowing what caused it. A problem that may have been brewing for some time may show up when you least expect it. Whether an occasional ache or constant severe pain, back pain can drastically affect mood and day to day activities.

Back pain is most often a result of inflamed and swollen joints, sore muscles, or damage to the discs, usually that has developed over time. Poor posture, sitting for prolonged periods, lifting a heavy object or excessive physical exertion can all contribute to upper and lower back pain.

Common Symptoms

  • Sore muscles in the low back, buttocks and/or hips
  • Shooting pain down the leg
  • Difficulty moving around normally due to pain and/or stiffness
  • Trouble standing straight
  • Pain may get worse with sitting or standing
Common Conditions That Cause Back Pain

Internal Scar Tissue

Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.

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Spondylosis

Strictly speaking, Spondylosis is not a diagnosis, but more of a general term used to describe degeneration of the spine.

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Sciatica

Irritation of the sciatic nerve, which starts in the low back, travels to the buttocks and down the back of the leg to the foot.

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Soft Tissue Injury

The most common back problem where the muscles and ligaments that hold your spine together get stretched too far, resulting in small tears in the tissues. Your muscles and ligaments become inflamed and weak, affecting the stability of the spine and causing pain.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Abnormal motion of the sacroiliac joint of your pelvis, causing the joint to become inflamed and swollen, resulting in local pain (often sharp or stabbing) that may radiate into your low back and buttocks.

Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Disc Disease (Cervical Spondylosis)

Progressive wear and tear on the joints, causing the cartilage that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber to break down, potentially causing bone-on-bone grinding. This condition causes swelling and pain.

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Disc Herniation (Slipped Disc)

When one of the fluid-filled sacs in the centre of the discs between your vertebrae slips out of place or becomes damaged, potentially pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord.

This can cause symptoms to radiate to the buttocks, thigh, lower leg and/or foot, such as pain (may be dull achy or stabbing/shooting), numbness, tingling or weakness.

Stenosis

Narrowing of your spinal canal the progresses slowly over time which can eventually squeeze and irritate the spinal cord or nerves branching from it. Symptoms may include difficulty standing straight (pain may be reduced when sitting), pain in the low back and/or down the back of the leg(s) that increases with activity and limited range of motion

Facet Joint Syndrome

Irritation and swelling of one or more joints in your back, more commonly in the lower back (lumbar spine). This condition is typically caused by prolonged or repeated extension activities.
Cold Laser Therapy for Back Pain
Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 3

Cold Laser Therapy Back Pain Treatment: Step 3

Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).

Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.

Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

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Clinical Study

The following clinical study is based on the results of BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy with degenerative disc disease:

Cold Laser Therapy for Treating Degenerating Discs [PDF]