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Back pain

Most low back pain is caused by muscle contractures, trauma, or spinal deformation, but about 1 in 10 patients are caused by systemic diseases

Patient characteristics

The patient’s characteristics are radioactive pain, soreness, squeezing pain, cough pain, and stretching pain in the waist, back, shoulders, and legs, etc., which can affect normal life, damage health, and loss in severe cases. Labour capacity.

With the acceleration of the social rhythm, the increase of work pressure, and the improvement of people's living standards and living and working environment, the incidence of low back pain is increasing at an alarming rate, which may be related to factors such as people's extended working hours at desks, reduced activities, and obesity. Related, it is necessary to increase people's understanding of low back pain, understand the corresponding treatment plan and health care knowledge, and achieve the purpose of prevention, early diagnosis, early treatment, and prevention of recurrence.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have a long history of treating back pain. We have seen many back pain cases in our clinic. 

Other Medical treatments:

Closed therapy: 

Occlusive therapy is a method that uses lidocaine and other anaesthetic drugs and steroid drugs to be injected into the painful area to eliminate inflammation and relieve pain. However, sealing therapy may be due to local acute foreign body reactions. The aseptic operation is not strict, and the use of hormones reduces the local defence function, leading to infection. If the infection does not heal for a long time, it may cause local tissue necrosis, abscesses, and sinuses. Tao.

Nerve block therapy:

Directly inject drugs into or around peripheral nerve trunks, plexuses, spinal nerve roots, sympathetic ganglia, and other nerve tissues to block the function of nerve conduction. This treatment is called nerve block therapy. The role of this method is mainly to relieve pain, but there will also be adverse reactions similar to closure therapy

Traction therapy:

Traction therapy is a traditional treatment method that has been used in hospitals for a long time, and it is often used in conjunction with patients' rest. In the acute stage of severe low back disease, the patient has to rest in bed and undergoes traction treatment at the same time according to the condition. Traction therapy is suitable for patients with acute and chronic low back pain, intervertebral disc herniation, lumbar facet joint disorders, cervical spondylosis, and certain spinal instability. For spinal purulent diseases, spinal tuberculosis, and spinal tumours, this treatment method is not suitable.

Physical therapy:

Physiotherapy is a method of applying physical factors to the human body to prevent and treat diseases. It is called physiotherapy for short. It includes the use of various natural and artificial physical factors. The artificial ones include electricity, magnetism, light, sound, heat, cold, etc., and the natural ones include sunlight, air, soil, mineral water, and climate. The use of physical factors to treat diseases has a very long history. The practice has proved that many diseases, whether acute, chronic, or subacute, can be treated with physical therapy according to different diseases and specific conditions. It is not only widely and effectively used in clinics as a routine treatment method in hospitals, but many of them are auxiliary therapies that we can use at home. Therefore, physical therapy has a dual effect on lower back diseases. It can be used in different situations. Play the effect of treatment and health care.


Traditional Chinese herbal medicine can be used for the internal treatment of this symptom, External treatments include acupuncture and massage.

Research has shown acupuncture to cause the release of neurochemicals such as endorphins, enkephalins, serotonin and corticosteroids—all of which contribute to the reduction of pain and inflammation.

The role of physiotherapy:

a. Anti-inflammatory effect: Whether it is an acute or chronic inflammation of muscles, joints, ligaments, skin, nerves, or internal organs, physical therapy can promote the subsidence and absorption of inflammation. Generally speaking, infrared, ultrashort wave, microwave therapy, etc. can all be used.

b. Analgesic effect: Physiotherapy can promote blood circulation, accelerate the excretion of pain-causing substances, and relieve and eliminate pain. In physical therapy, all heat therapy has the effect of relieving pain, and others such as electrotherapy, laser therapy, and magnetic therapy can also be used. c. Reduce scar formation and loosen adhesions: Physical therapy is used early in low back pain. This effect is very obvious. Generally, the effect of electrotherapy and ultrasonic therapy is very significant. If combined with hydrotherapy, massage, etc., the effect will be ideal.

d. Stimulation of nerves and muscles: For patients with partial nerve damage or muscle atrophy, the use of electrical therapy can stimulate the excited nerves and muscles to promote their repair and regeneration. For patients with local sensory disorders, it can also help sensory recovery.




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