Yoga Helps Prevent Back Pain

04/12/2012 0 By sumit singh

Back Pain is very common in each age groups.
Either you are a techie working regularly till 8-10 hrs or a student studying for long or a housewife, all are facing back pain.
Some peoples try medicines to cure back pain which is not a permanent solution.
In todays hactic work schedule, peoples required to fit themself using natural arts like YOGA.

Yoga has consistently been used to cure and prevent back pain by enhancing strength and flexibility.
Back-pain can also come as a result of tight hamstrings and weak abdominal muscles. The Yoga postures that are learnt can alleviate these conditions over time however there is work that will need to be done.
Please remember that yoga is no quick fix, and results will come slowly and steadily. Anything that markets itself as a quick fix should be looked at very carefully before a decision is made.
Remember:- each time you do yoga, you are investing in your health and well-being. Prevention is always the best medicine. If you have already got back-pain, please ease into your yoga poses slowly and really look to gain understanding from each posture you practice.

Common causes for Back Pain:
1. Overuse or underuse of the back is by far the most common cause of back pain that manifests as tightening or spasm of the muscles that connect to the spine. Inflammation and swelling often occur in the joints and ligaments, especially in the cervical and lumbar regions, as people age.
2. A herniated disc occurs when the nuclear pulposus, the inner material of the disc, pushes through a tear in the annulus fibrosus, causing nerve root compression. The cervical and lumbar regions of the spine have the most mobility and the discs there are more likely to wear down or be injured. Ninety percent of disc herniations occur in the lower two lumbar vertebrae.
3. Spinal stenosis, narrowing of the spine, can cause spinal cord irritation and injury. Conditions that cause spinal stenosis include infection, tumors, trauma, herniated disc, arthritis, thickening of ligaments, growth of bone spurs, and disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis most commonly occurs in older individuals as a result of vertebral degeneration.
4. An infection that develops in the vertebrae (e.g., vertebral osteomyelitis), the discs, the meninges (e.g., spinal meningitis), or the cerebrospinal fluid can compress the spinal cord and result in serious neurological deterioration, if it is not diagnosed and treated immediately.
5. Facet joints allow movement of the spine. These consist of two knobs, or facets, that meet between each vertebra to form a joint. As facet joints degenerate, they may not align correctly, and the cartilage and fluid that lubricates the joints may deteriorate. Bone then rubs against bone, which can be very painful.
6. Bone and joint diseases (e.g, osteoporosis [link to WHC osteoporosis], ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis) can cause degeneration, inflammation, and spinal nerve compression.



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