Symptoms of cricks and back strain may include the following:
1. Acute episodes of facet joint pain are often repeated, random, and
can occur a few times per year.
2. Most patients will have a persisting point of tenderness overlying
the inflamed facet joints and will exhibit a behaviour which helps
them to guard against further pain.
3. Typically, there will be more discomfort while leaning backward
than while leaning forward.
4. Low back pain from the facet joints often radiates down into the
buttocks and down the back of the upper leg. The pain is rarely
present in the front of the leg, or rarely radiates below the knee or
into the foot.
Our diagnositic procedure and treatment for ‘back strain’ and ‘crick’:
1) fill out the questionnaire
2) Consultation with a doctor
3) Examination of the muscles.
4) Examination of the the movement of the legs and the movement
of the joints of the spine.
5) Examination of the nerves of the spine and legs
6) X-rays for identifying the origin of the pain.
7) Blood tests may be necessary to make a precise diagnosis and to
prepare for the nerve block.
8) Procedures performed after the diagnosis ,
A. Trigger point block
B. Lumbar epidural block
C. Lumbar facet join block
We use one or two of the blocks described above on the basis of the symptoms
and in rare case we’ll use all three.
9) After having nerve block therapy, you will rest on a bed for one
hour. After one hour you will be able to go home on your feet
1) Immobilization: Stay immobilized and rest for several days.
2) Manual treatment: Chiropractic therapy or physiotherapy is sometimes useful,
that is if you have the chance and the guts.
3) Medication: Pain killers are slightly effective.