Back Program

Back Pain

Almost 80% of adults will be afflicted with back pain at some time in their lives. This is pain felt in the back, and is divided into neck pain (cervical), middle back (thoracic), lower back (lumbar) or coccydynia (tailbone or sacral pain) based on the segment affected. Lower pain is the most common complaint, which is not surprising because of the stresses and strain that the lower back is under. It may be either acute or chronic. Acute pain starts suddenly and is often the result of misuse of the back. Chronic pain is of a longer duration and may be triggered by almost any movement.

It is a common problem, with about nine out of ten adults experiencing it at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults having it every year. Severe pain is one of the most common causes of hospitalization in the western world. The causes of pain vary and may be a result of problems in the muscles, bones, tendons ligaments or even underlying organs may be a contributory factor. Lifting heavy objects and falls art probably the most common cause of  pain in the back today.

Structural and functional aspects of the spinal column

back pain

The spine is comprised of 24 columnar lumbar, thoracic and cervical vertebrae separated and cushioned by intervertebral discs. The spinal column is stabilised and correctly aligned primarily by intervertebral muscles and ligaments, and posterior fascicular joints and, secondarily by the great muscle masses of the upper and lower back and the neck, posteriorly, and the abdomen anteriorly. The spine is designed to carry the stress of gravity and day to day activity, and is only as strong as its weakest link

Severe pain in the back is one of the most common causes of hospitalization in the western world.


Causes

For efficient spinal function the vertebrae must be correctly aligned, the intervertebral discs must be elastic and correctly positioned, the intervertebral muscles, ligaments and joints must be strong and supple, and the muscles of the back and abdomen must be strong and in good condition.

Any failing in any of these structural components leads inevitably – in time – to pressure on the spinal nerves, herniation of intervertebral discs, erosion of the articular surfaces of joints, and the sequelae of muscle spasm, decreased blood perfusion, inflammation, discomfort and pain and compromised capacity for physical activity.

Back problems are everywhere, with more people taking off work from it than any other medical reason. It is believed that 25 000 people take off work per day in the UK citing pain in the back as the reason. At any time about on quarter of the population is dealing with this kind of pain.

Lower back pain is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Sudden jerks in a motor vehicle
  • Excessive strain on the muscle due to prolonged sitting or wrong positioning while sleeping
  • Prolonged use of high heel shoes
  • Also common during pregnancy, before/during menstruation

The Natra-Heal Back Program

Natra-Heal offers the following treatments:

  • Aligning the spine utilizing Inversion therapy and manual manipulation/Massage.
  • The use of a blend of proprietary oils designed to lubricate and re-inflate the intervertebral discs
  • Rife therapy.
  • Herbal and nutritional guidance.
  • Ozone therapy
  • SAQI, Hot House beds
  • Inversion Therapy
An illustration of a normal vs herniated disc
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Ozone Therapy

Monday:        8h30 to 16h30
Wednesday:  8h30 to 16h30 
Friday:            8h30 to 16h30
Saturday:       8h30 to 12h30

Disclaimer: This site is for your information only and should not be considered as medical advice. It is reproduced and published so that you can broaden your health education and options. Please consult your health professional before considering any therapy.