Back Pain Relief | Mobile Massage Therapy Birmingham 2017-01-16T09:18:16+00:00

Back Pain Relief

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UPPER BACK PAIN

Although upper back pain is not a very common spinal disorder, it can cause significant discomfort and pain when it does occur. The most common causes of upper back pain are muscular irritation (myofascial pain) and joint dysfunction. There can be an injury to a disc in the upper back (such as a thoracic herniated disc or degenerated disc) that causes upper back pain, but such injuries are very rare.

Upper back pain can occur as a result of trauma or sudden injury, or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. As an example of the latter cause, in recent years, upper back pain has become a familiar complaint from people who work at computers most of the day. Often, upper back pain occurs along with neck pain and/or shoulder pain.

Common causes of upper back pain

  • Prolapsed / Bulged Thoracic Disc
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Pain
  • Thoracic Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Upper Back Muscle Strain
  • Scheuermann’s Disease

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LOWER BACK PAIN

About 8/10 people suffer from lower back pain at some point in their life. In most cases it is not due to serious disease however, the pain intensity can vary from mild to severe and debilitating. Approximately 90% of people will get better within 6 weeks but recurrent episodes are common and sometimes the condition can become chronic (longstanding).

Common causes of lower back pain

  • Prolapsed Disc & Sciatica
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Low Back Muscle Strain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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