Low back pain, also known as lumbago, is a very common condition that affects more than three million Americans every year. It’s a painful condition in the lower portion of the spine usually caused by an injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). The most common reasons that cause low back pain, are considered “every day activities” including: poor posture, vacuuming/cleaning, improper lifting, or lack of exercise. Other –not so common- reasons are fractures, a ruptured disk or arthritis.
Low back pain is self-diagnosable in the majority of the cases, and it’s extremely rare if it requires lab tests or imaging. Actually, it is often overlooked. Many doctors have not been trained to consider it, and are still reluctant to believe a joint that has so little movement can cause such an unbearable pain.
Often, the only symptom is simply a pain in the lower back. However, it can get intense, and in some cases may prevent the patient completing daily activities, such as shaving, getting dress, and tying their shoes. Since they usually last from two to four weeks, it is absolutely necessary to treat the pain as soon as possible with pain relievers, massages and, most common these days, Kinesiology Taping.
On the other hand, there’s a similar lower back condition known as Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain). It can be difficult to diagnose, because it is often mistaken for other causes of low back pain, such as, lumbago. SI Joint Pain has been linked to a group of diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis of the spine. Treatment for this may involve a combination of rest, physical therapy and medications, and, as for low back pain, Kinesiology Taping.
Women are at risk for developing SI joint problems later in life due to childbirth. During pregnancy, the SI joints can cause discomfort both from the effects of the hormones that loosen them and from the stress of carrying a growing baby in the pelvis. The more pregnancies a woman has, the higher her chances of developing SI joint problems.
Lower back pain, SI Join Pain and Kinesiology Tape
Low back pain is often aggravated by prolonged sitting or standing as well as activities where we use the body as a lever – like vacuuming. The pain is often the result of mechanical conditions such as disk disease, fractures, or other breakdowns of the spinal structure.
Kinesiology Tape is used on these cases, to relieve pressure and pain, provide proprioceptive support, and increase circulation to promote the healing process. Relief is generally felt immediately and allows the body to return to a healthy posture and normal function. If you suspect you are suffering from either one of these conditions, take a look at this video with instructions on how to apply Target Tape.
Combine this effective treatment with massages or a visit to your chiropractor of choice in order to see fastest results. If you don’t see results within the first month please visit your doctor. You may have a more serious condition.
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