About chronic lower back pain
About chronic lower back pain:
1. What is lower back pain;
Lower back pain is pain that affects the lower back and buttocks. Lower back pain can also be accompanied by sciatica, which is pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve extends from your lower back, through your buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the foot and toes.
2. What causes lower back pain;
To date, many causes of lower back pain have been described. The most common of these causes are degenerative disc disease, disc herniation and degenerative spondyloarthritis. Nevertheless, the most common cause of back pain by far, is non-specific muscular pain, which is basically a muscle strain, which is detected in 85% of the cases. “Non-specific” lower back pain is defined as lower back pain not attributable to an underlying pathology or injury.
3. How common is lower back pain?
Lower back pain is a very common condition and can occur at any age by the age of 15. Based on what we know from literature, lower back pain is the second leading symptom prompting visits to primary care physicians, second only to upper respiratory tract infections.
4. Is lower back pain stress-related?
Many studies have shown that chronic lower back pain is caused by psychological stress,
reduced ability to cope with everyday challenges, and even job dissatisfaction.
5. Is chronic lower back pain associated with genetic factors?
Six years ago, scientists discovered a gene that is responsible for the normal structure and strength of the intervertebral disc. When this gene does not work properly, a faster degeneration of the intervertebral disks may occur, resulting in chronic pain.
6. Is chronic lower back pain neuropathic?
In a large percentage of patients with chronic back pain, neuropathic pain coexists. Neuropathic back pain describes pain arising from injury or disease directly affecting the nerve roots that innervate the spine and lower limbs, and pathological invasive innervation of the damaged lumbar discs.
7. How can I deal with chronic lower back pain?
Your doctor has a number of tools at his/her disposal to reach a timely diagnosis that identifies the cause of your lower back pain and to suggest the appropriate treatment to relieve your pain.
8. What is Neural?
Neural is an innovative food supplement which supports the function of the nervous system and treats pain associated with peripheral neuropathy including: lower back pain, sciatica, cervical syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, post herpetic neuralgia.
9. What are Neural’s active ingredients?
The food supplement “Neural” is an advanced combination of active ingredients including uridine monophosphate ( UMP ), quinone pyrroloquinoline ( PQQ ), vitamins B9 and B12 as well as magnesium.
10. What is Neural’s mechanism of action?
The combined action, of the UMP nucleotide and PQQ, imparts important antioxidant properties to Neural while it simultaneously activates the natural process of nerve fiber regeneration. Also, the combination protects neurons from oxidative stress and reduces inflammation. The timely administration of vitamin B9 and vitamin B12 accelerates the regeneration of the myelin sheath which protects nerve fibers leading to enhanced neuronal activity. Magnesium is cofactor in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body and is an important regulator of neurotransmitter signaling.
11. What is the recommended dosage of Neural?
The recommended dosage is 1 or 2 tablets a day.
12. How long can I take Neural?
Neural is a safe food supplement, without side effects and can be taken for a long period of time.
13. Can I take Neural with my other medications?
Neural is a food supplement that can be concurrently taken with your other medications and with physiotherapy sessions, contributing to the symptomatic treatment of neuropathic pain.
14. I have gluten intolerance. Can I take Neural?
Neural is a food supplement that does not contain sugar, gluten or lactose and can be used safely by people with gluten intolerance.
15. I am diabetic. Can I take Neural?
Neural is a food supplement that does not contain sugar, gluten or lactose and can be used safely by people with diabetes.
16. Can I take Neural during pregnancy?
As with all food supplements, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding consult your doctor before you take Neural.