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Lower back pain

  1. 1. Lower Back Pain<br />Holly Garland<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Lower back pain is one of the most recognized health problems in the world.<br />70 to 85 percent of individuals will have some type of back pain throughout their lifetime.<br />It can be result of injury or occur suddenly<br />
  3. 3. Facts<br />Lower back pain is the 5th most common reason a person visits the doctor in the U.S.<br />Lower back pain is one of the major causes for limiting movement in individuals under 45. <br />$50 billion per year is spent in the United States for treating back pain.<br />
  4. 4. Causes<br />Injury to the joints and ligaments<br />Herniated disks<br />Osteoporosis <br />Spinal stenosis<br />Fractures <br />Pressure on spinal nerves<br />Scoliosis <br />
  5. 5. Medications<br />Opioids<br />Over the counter <br />Muscle relaxers<br />Antidepressants <br />Other forms of treatment include:<br />Acupuncture<br />Biofeedback <br />Traction <br />Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation<br />
  6. 6. Exercise Response<br />Lower back pain does not have an effect on an individuals exercise response. <br />Standing and sitting positions could aggravate the lower back and cause more pain.<br />Different types of exercise should be used as well as using different positions.<br />
  7. 7. Exercise Training<br />Individuals suffering from lower back pain may alter their activities and daily tasks due to the pain. Others may ignore it and continue with their normal everyday lives.<br />Depending on how the individual responds to the pain will determine how to go about making a program for them.<br />For individuals suffering from intense lower back pain reducing the number of workout days to 1-2. <br />Encourage the individual to try to resume a normal workout soon and not be inactive for very long.<br />
  8. 8. Considerations<br />Avoiding running and any other high impact exercises<br />Use low impact aerobic exercise to start off with and reduce the number of abdominal exercises (begin at a later date)<br />Research states that there is little proof that exercise has any direct effect on reducing lower back pain.<br />
  9. 9. Video<br />
  10. 10. Work Cited<br />http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/low-back-pain-cause<br />American Chiropractic Association www.acatoday.org<br />http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/backpain/detail_backpain.htm<br />Durstine, J. Larry., Moore, Geoffrey E. ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. (2003). 2.149-153. American College of Sports Medicine (Janet P. Wallace).<br />

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