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- Common causes of pain in your lower left back
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- Bio-mechanic and postural causes of lower left back pain
If you feel lower left back pain, it is important to correctly identify the root of the problem; that way, you will be able to treat it properly. This piece will help you identify and treat the real cause of your back pain, using an innovative tool that will be revealed at the end of the article.
If you’re tired of constantly seeking out the same solutions for your back pain, then this article is for you.
We want to show you a new way of looking at your back problems, allowing you to understand and get rid of any lower left back pain.
Often, an ache or pain towards the base of your spine can hide itself, before radiating out into different places:
- Lower left back
- Lower right back
- Sciatic nerve
- Lumbar region
However, the pain can also hide or spread into certain pelvic and abdominal areas:
- The lower left abdominal area
- The abdominal area underneath your left ribcage
- Along your left side
This type of pain can be chronic and constant, or mild but intense when moving in a certain way.
It can also be a sharp pain, which can worsen depending on the pressure you apply to it.
Sometimes, this pain can grow worse when your body is under emotional stress, or if you introduce certain food types into your diet.
The most important thing is to correctly identify and diagnose the real cause of the pain, in order to treat it properly.
In addition to the usual causes and treatments that tend to be explained, this article, published on numerous sites, will also provide you with a new perspective: that bio-mechanics are the real cause of your lower left back pain.
- Problems with your posture can cause compression on your lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral discs. This can lead to inflammation or even herniation of the L1, L2, L3, L4, L5 and S1 vertebrae.
These are the lowest vertebrae on your spinal column. Because of this, they support the weight of your entire body, apart from the pelvis and the legs. This article will give you an innovative and efficient answer to your back pain problems.
- Trauma. We know that the vertebral column passes the spinal cord, before branching out into the nervous system, allowing electrical signals to travel from your brain to the necessary body part.
If any kind of trauma, or a postural problem, has misaligned the vertebrae (subluxation) or damaged the connective tissue, it is possible that this could compress the spine or the nerves, causing symptoms such as: pain in that particular area, perennial muscular contraction, muscle spasms, loss of feeling in that area, difficulty in movements such as pelvic rotation, bending down, or walking.
- Visceral problems. Other than biomechanical, physical, and postural problems, food intolerances can also cause irritation in the intestine (our ‘second brain’); this particularly affects the colon which, when inflamed or contracted, can consequently cause pain in the lower left part of the back, as well as a pain in the abdomen.
Anyone who suffers from an irritable bowel can naturally experience these symptoms, which are often associated with other digestive or even emotional problems. While this is the most common symptom, others include: renal colic, infection, pancreatic problems and hormone disorders.
- Emotional problems. One of the most common – but also most underrated – causes of back pain is natural emotion, which can’t be stabilised by the person suffering. The person therefore ends up with very little energy, which takes its toll on their body every day.
We know that emotions can be closely linked to our health. Unreleased stress and tension can be problematic for our body’s organs, for our digestion, but also for our muscles, which are constantly tensed when under great stress. Eastern countries often explain this phenomenon through the use of ‘chakras’, while the Western world often employs the bioenergetic theories of Alexander Lowen and Wilhelm Reich.
Lower left back pain can also lead to an unsatisfying sex life, and an inability to move freely.
As you can see, there are various causes for back pain that can therefore be treated in different ways.
- Resting is definitely the first remedy that comes to mind, and is also the easiest to carry out. Even if resting seems useless, there are people whose work prevents them from taking the time to rest properly. This means that they often hope that the problem will disappear by itself after time.
- One of the most commonly used and misused medicines are painkillers. Any human being raised in the Western world has been brought up to understand that almost any pain can be cured by simply taking a pill; if this formed part of a larger, more clinical pain-relief process, then this would not be wrong. The most common painkillers and anti-inflammatories are: corticosteroids, analgesics and muscle relaxants.
- Massage therapy. This is a physiotherapy practice based on massage, which realigns certain areas of your body, your spine, and your biological activity.
- Osteopathy is an alternative therapy that consists of manipulating certain parts of the body: particularly the spine, neck and head. The WHO (World Health Organisation) recognises osteopathy as a traditional form of treatment.
- A chiropractic emphasises manipulation of the body (particularly the spine) and is beginning to be recognised as an alternative medical practice.
- Acupuncture is an alternative medicine – not scientific or verified – which consists of needles being inserted into different areas of your body to promote health in that individual.
- Yoga and meditation. The Sanskrit masculine noun ‘Yoga’ (or योग, sometimes spelled ‘ioga’) is found within the terminology of Indian religions, and also recognises the benefits of meditation and self-discipline. Unspecific to any particular Hindu tradition, yoga has since been used as a means of achieving peace and spiritual salvation; it is therefore sometimes interpreted in different ways by different schools. ‘Yoga’ as we know it has little to do with traditional yoga practices, but is now an activity that combines body flexibility and breathing exercises, along with psycho-physical discipline such as meditation and relaxation.
- Diet. A balanced diet, along with good exercise, can help internal organs to diminish lower left back pain.
- Back braces. When assuming the wrong position, your bones align themselves in the wrong way, placing your muscles, joints and ligaments under great stress. Back braces and posture-correcting corsets will help to adjust your posture. However, for many people, these are not helpful, as postural issues are specific to each body, and do not depend upon human determination.
If you think that your back pain could stem from postural problems, then pay close attention to the next paragraph, which will help you fully understand how to adjust your balance and find the root of your back problems.
If you often find yourself assuming the posture described above, then your problems almost definitely derive from a bio-mechanical postural condition, in which the lumbar vertebrae are forced out of their correct position.
Other than the compression of these vertebrae, all the muscles on the left side of your body – especially the bottom-left part of your abdomen – will be short, hard and contracted.
The question that therefore arises is: why is it this particular section of your vertebrae that is so greatly compressed? What is causing this unbalance in bio-mechanical posture that leads to muscular-skeletal asymmetry?
I have permanently resolved this problem on myself thanks to a tool I invented. This tool straightened my spine, regaining symmetry in the muscles of my postural system.
Let’s see how it works, and which areas of the body it focuses on.
The trigeminal nerve is the governing centre for our entire body’s posture. This is the connecting nerve between the brain and the mandibular nerve (the jaw).
The postural relationship running between the brain and the mandibular nerve is transmitted by the act of swallowing, through other parts of the body.
To put it simply: your posture depends on your teeth, or the relationship between your brain and your jaw.
It is this relationship which the equipment – called the Rectifier – focuses on, making your posture symmetrical and well-balanced.
Until now, everyone believed that the head was connected only by the first cervical vertebra (or the atlas), but recent studies have proven that the brain is connected to the body by a much more complex system. This is exemplified by the fact that, when we are stressed, we tend to clench our jaw and grind our teeth; this is to achieve maximum stability in our neck.
We can therefore state that the head is not only attached to the first cranial vertebra, but also to the left and right dental arches.
The height and the extrusion of the teeth from both dental arches – especially the molars and pre-molars – is extremely important in balancing the head properly on the first cranial vertebra.
In fact, if the molars do not extrude adequately, the weight of the head tends to push against the entire vertebral column, which constricts itself into a smaller space, therefore heightening the curvature of the spine.
The vertebral column is therefore trapped into this bad posture, putting immense pressure upon the intervertebral discs and cartilage. The vertebrae themselves are also at risk of being hugely misaligned. The muscles twist and contract, crushing against the area surrounding them.
This postural problem is present within 90% of people, and is inevitable if not treated with the correct equipment.
The Rectifier sits between the dental arches, and works the mandibular nerve by pushing the head upwards, keeping the vertebral column straight.
Thanks to this piece of equipment, the correct posture is therefore imposed onto the user, automatically aligning the whole body, after repeating a swallowing action.
This will provide you with correct posture, releasing the pressure on your intervertebral discs, naturally easing muscular tension, decompressing any veins, nerves and cartilage. This will therefore reduce your pain.
If you believe that the above descriptions could apply to you, then I urge you to try the Rectifier. However, if you believe the problem to be serious, please refer to your local GP.