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What is Back Ache?

Sep 6, 2008
A backache is a generalized medical term used to describe any number of back-related conditions that causes pain in that region. In the UK alone, over 80% of people have complained of backache at some point in their lives. It is an affliction that knows no boundaries of age, sex, class or colour.

The more common causes of backache can be traced to strenuous activity, which often times precedes a serious injury. Such injuries can happen anywhere at any time, but most occur at work.

Whatever the reasons for a backache, the condition generates a loss of 5 million working days for absentee sufferers who must stay at home and recover.

This is why it is extremely important to not only understand why and how backaches occur, but to provide reliable relief that doesn't create more problems than it solves.

What are the symptoms of backache?

Symptoms of backache can often include a radial pain that travels down the back, front, or side of the leg. In extreme cases, pain spreads further down the lower extremities, indicating an issue with the sciatic nerve. This condition is called sciatica.

Other symptoms may include the inability to flex your foot or move your bog toe, which occurs when certain nerves are compressed or the first lumbar is harmed.

With backaches, the pain can come and go or be constant. Pain that is consistent i.e. lasts for several months, is considered to be chronic. Acute back pain is defined as a soreness that comes and goes within three months. For many backache victims, the agony increases at night, and is particularly sharp after prolonged periods of sitting.

What causes backache?

There are numerous causes of backache pain, from the benign to the very serious. Although the most likely culprit is poor posture or muscle strain that affects discs, ligaments and muscles, there are other sources of backache too. These sources include, but are not limited to, congenital, metabolic or degenerative diseases. In rare cases, pain can be caused by fibromyalgia (a condition that affects the muscles) a tumor or infection. Doctors will perform tests to rule these out.

Most likely, the source of a person's back pain will be due to standing or sleeping incorrectly, or from pulling a muscle due to strenuous activities, like lifting heavy objects.

Will Painwave X4000 help with backache?

Absolutely! Painwave X4000 is a revolutionary new way to manage pain that is both non-invasive and drug free. This means there are no side effects, such as drowsiness or nausea, to contend with. So, just how does it work? Simple. Painwave X4000 works in harmony with the body's own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem. By moving the unit over the painful area, the Painwave X4000 can get rid of discomfort. As a side benefit, the unit can also stimulate cell activity, lymphatic movements and improve blood circulation. This can help reduce pain, ultimately eliminating it for good.

Note: This article is an informative guide that should only be used for gathering information regarding backaches, not to perform a self-diagnosis. Only a medical practitioner can definitively ascertain the cause of your backache. If you have concerns in this regard, please contact your personal physician right away.
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