Pain In The Butt

Let’s get real, having pain in our buttocks can be a real pain in the butt! At Healthworks, I see many clients with lower back and buttock pain. Most of the time, it is can stops them from running, walking, standing to even sitting or lying down. So how do I approach the problem and help my patients relieve our pain?

Step one would be to identify the problem and to form a clinical impression or diagnosis. As you can see, the anatomy of the gluteal (buttock) region is complicated with many overlapping muscles and ligaments, making diagnosing the condition, very important. Buttock pain can arise from structural joint misalignments, sprains or strains of the ligaments and muscles in the gluteal region, trigger points referring pain to the buttocks or nerve related conditions.

The most common reasons for buttock pain that I see in clinic are from:

Referred pain: could be from low back conditions (disc herniation, degeneration of spine, etc) or muscles in the lower back and gluteal region

SIJ syndrome: commonly described as an achy pain in the joints that can refer pain to the buttocks

Piriformis syndrome: a condition where the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve and causes pain around the buttock region and down the leg

Coccydynia: usually arises after someone falls and lands on their buttocks

The next step would be to treat the condition and to plan out a proper treatment plan for the patient which may include chiropractic adjustments, myofascial trigger point therapy, stretches, strengthening exercises and instilling other posture techniques. I focus on not just treating my patient’s pain symptoms but also on helping them maintain their new found mobility and teaching them prevention methods to avoid re-occurrence of their condition.

So, if you’re suffering from a form of buttock pain or even lower back pain, I would encourage you to find a chiropractor near you and focus on finding out the cause of your symptoms. Then, you and your doctor can work together on solving the problem and finding a long lasting solution. If you are in the Mont Kiara, KL area. We are located in VERVE SHOPS, Level 2, Lot 5.

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Free Talk – The Truth About Scoliosis, 17th November 2019

Join us for a talk, titled – THE TRUTH ABOUT SCOLIOSIS on 17th November 2019, 2pm at Healthworks.

Everything parents and patients need to know about this debilitating condition. Topics discussed:

  1. History of Scoliosis
  2. Treatment Options
  3. Ways to Prevent Progression

Free consultation and assessment for event attendees (valued at RM299).

For inquiry or to sign up, please call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my

 

Free Talk – The Truth About Scoliosis, 17th November 20192019-11-25T08:34:23+08:00

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a common condition which we see here at Healthworks in which the spinal cord or the spinal nerves are compressed. This pinches the nerves or spinal cord, causing various symptoms such as pain, cramping, weakness or numbness. These sensations can be felt in the lower back, legs, neck or arms depending on the location of the nerves. Usually, spinal stenosis is caused by wear and tear of the spinal column or the disc. Sometimes, a thickened spinal ligament or a bulging disc is the source of stenosis.

Symptoms of stenosis often starts slowly and worsens gradually. Generally, a person who is diagnosed with this condition would exhibit symptoms of severe pain in the legs, calves or lower back when standing or walking. Pain is also worsen when walking up or down a hill, a ramp of steps. However, it is relieved by sitting or lying down.

As the common cause of stenosis is spinal degeneration, there are also other risk factors that might contribute to the narrowing of the nerves or spinal cord.

Person born with a narrowed spinal canal

Female

50 years old and above

Person who had an injury or surgery of the spine

There are other medical conditions that can cause a spinal stenosis:

  1. OA (Osteoarthritis)
  2. Inflammatory spondyloarthtritis (e.g Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  3. Spinal tumors
  4. Paget’s disease

This medical condition is usually diagnosed with a thorough history and physical examination along with the aid of spinal imaging such as the MRI or X-ray. Treatment options include conservative and invasive depending on the severity of the symptoms. Usually, this condition would be treated conservatively with spinal mobilization and strengthening exercises. However, if the symptoms became worse, invasive therapy such as Epidural injection or Spinal surgery may be the treatment of choice.

As the symptoms for spinal stenosis are varied, it is always the best thing to have a check up with your physician to fully understand what you might be diagnosed with. At Healthworks, a team of chiropractors and physiotherapist are ready to help you with the questions you have about your spine.

Lastly, if you have any questions or queries to this article, please call us at 0362117533 or Whatsapp us at 018-9828539.

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World Spine Day promo, October 2019

In conjunction with World Spine Day October 2019, Healthworks is giving out FREE Posture Screen and Spine Assessment (Normal price: RM299). Limited to first 100 clients only.

To schedule an appointment, please call 03-6211 7533 or email contact@myhealthworks.com.my
#loveyourspine #saynotobackpain

World Spine Day promo, October 20192019-11-05T08:36:59+08:00
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