Does your spine hurt despite that fact that you have never had an accident, or any injury that you can recall?
Do you feel pain not only in your spine, but in many other parts of your body as well?
1.) Back Pain and Multiple Sclerosis
For those of you that do not know, back pain can come on as a result of having multiple sclerosis (if you already have MS you may want to skip to the next section). Multiple Sclerosis is a major disease that affects a very large number of people. This devastatingly debilitating disease can affect the nervous system in such a way that the process cannot be reversed. Nerves are covered by a protective sheath and with this disease the sheath is attacked by one’s immune system and destroyed. As a result, the brain has trouble sending signals to the rest of the body and communication is disrupted.
As the condition progresses, the nervous system meets with demise. Multiple sclerosis patients lose the ability to speak or walk. People with multiple sclerosis, without realizing that they have the disease, may worsen the situation by doing exercises involving their spines. It is always better to stop exercising totally and seek medical advice before continuing.
2.) Spine Pain
Spine pain is a common factor of suffering from MS and the pain may become unbearable in many patients. The pain is normally indescribable by victims. It is not localized in a particular part of the body and patients find it hard to explain. They describe it variously as burning, a pain that travels from one part to another part, or a discomfort that puts pressure on the spine. Moreover, it could be stabbing or shooting pain that can extend down to the lower extremities.
There is no standardized treatment for this disease but anti-inflammatory drugs are usually prescribed. Massage too seems to provide some relief. Cold compresses are resorted to by many patients and the pressure eases. Physical therapy, as prescribed by professionals, is also effective to some degree. A hot bath or time spent in a whirlpool can be of help too.
Over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen may have the ability to provide some relief, but it is short-lived. It is the central nervous system that is under attack here and these medicines mainly aim at alleviating pain in joints and muscles.
3.) Pain Relief
One very effective treatment for anyone with lower back pain is the use of a low profile, light weight back support. These braces are adjustable and this means that you can use more support when you are ready for it. They can help improve posture and reduce pain as well. If you have never considered using one of these supports, then now is the time. For medical advice on braces to help your spine, then you need to consult your local, licensed orthotist. These are individuals that can give you the proper support and medical advice on braces.