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Category Archives: Back and Sciatica Pain

  • Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

    In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing...

  • Is Your Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc?

    A herniated disc is a condition that occurs along the spine. Most often, it is found in the lower back. The spine is comprised of 24 bones, and five of them are found in the lower back. There are also nerves and intervertebral discs...

  • Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

    Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t...

  • How to Protect Your Back

    Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down...

  • Tips for Relieving Sciatica Pain

    Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how...

  • 6 Tips for Relieving Pain From Herniated Discs

    Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions...

  • Tips for avoiding back pain

    Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many...

  • Muscle Stretching for Relieving Neck and Back Pain

    Many aches and pains in the neck and back stem from tight muscles. Stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, strengthening the muscles in the front of your neck and improving body posture in general, can help to release neck pain....

  • Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

    Core strength has become a popular topic because it affects the function of the entire body. A strong core means better stability, fewer injuries and less physical stress.   Weak core muscles can lead to chronic back and neck pain. Signs of weak core...

  • 5 Ways to Relieve Neck and Back Pain

    Back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, affecting your work and interfering with your recreational activities. It takes the fun right out of your day.   How to Reduce Neck and Back Pain   Your pain might be from a previous injury,...