The lower back is an intricate structure of interconnected and overlapping elements; tendons and muscles and other soft tissues, highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the llower back down into the legs and feet, small and complex joints and spinal discs with their gelatinous inner cores.
An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause llower back pain and/or pain that radiates or is referred to other parts of the body. Pain from resultant lower back muscle spasms can be severe, and pain from a number of syndromes can become chronic.
While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly. A simple lower back muscle strain might be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit, while a degenerating disc might cause only mild, intermittent discomfort.
Identifying the symptoms, along with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain, is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief.
When chronic back pain disturbs your sleep night after night, you might despair of ever getting a good night's sleep. However, with proper treatment, you can get relief from chronic back pain and enjoy normal sleep. Day-to-day tasks become a nightmare, simply putting your shoes on can leave you in excruciating pain.
With back pain, or painful joints or muscles, save yourself a lot of time, money, and suffering: try Scenar, even just once -- it really is one of the best solutions for back pain available.
Scenar is based on similar principles to acupuncture and other zonal therapies, and is at least as effective. In additon to releasing cascades of natural pain-killing peptides, part of the Scenar process is that it helps to relax, re-educate and re-align muscles, ligaments, joints and trapped nerves. It helps the body to make its own adjustments, and in treating back pain this is clearly essential.
This is much easier to describe, understand and treat. The pain comes on suddenly while doing some activity that may be enough in itself or may trigger one of the chronic back pain factors mentioned below. Some of the most common are:
Acute back pain is usually the easiest type to treat, and, depending on whether any long-term damage has been done, one or two Scenar treatments may be sufficient.
Any of the above factors can be involved, but the back is such a complex collection of bones, muscles, joints and nerves that it's notoriously difficult to pin down the causes of any one case of back pain. So this is just an explanation of some of the most common factors, and of how Scenar treatment can help.
The root cause of most back pain -- muscle tension and mis-alignment -- appears to build up from a collection of inter-locking factors, different in each person: old injuries, years of poor posture, the angle the feet meet the ground, incorrect spinal curvature, being overweight, pregnancy, driving for long periods, bad and insufficient sleep, poor bed mattresses, respiratory conditions, bad workplace ergonomics, type of work, and stress levels. These causes of back pain can be massively affected by a cycle of emotional stress in which the stress and back pain reinforce each other.
Most chronic musculo-skeletal pain, particularly back pain, stems from an imbalance in the muscles around the joints. When a muscle becomes injured or stressed, the sensors inside it, which are constantly sending signals to the brain, stop working properly. The brain then gets a bit scrambled and sends the wrong signals back to the muscles.
Scenar's approach to back pain is to "re-boot the computer". By stimulating the central nervous system, it helps to re-set the signals between the brain and the muscles, the balance between the two sides of the body, and the balance between different limbs or sections of the body. As these nerve signals are normalised, the strength and length of the muscles is naturally restored, joints return to natural functions with less deterioration, and inflammation and pain are removed.
Without Scenar, or some other kind of intervention that re-sets the malfunctioning neurology, any amount of kneading, pulling, twisting, and bone-crunching will do nothing more than temporarily alleviate the back pain and restore limited function, without addressing the real, underlying causes of the problem.
In most courses of Scenar therapy, whatever the condition, treating the back is central to everything, especially the "Three Pathways and Six Points protocol. This gives us readings from the entire central nervous system, and through the back, we give what amounts to a whole-body MOT and tune-up. Although the objective is wider than just back pain, this general treatment is often enough on its own to remove simple back pain in just a few treatments.
Some back pain just goes away temporarily without treatment, but the conditions that created it usually don't....?