As other surveys have found, younger people are experiencing rising incidences of back pain. In fact, according to this article, at least seven percent of teenagers report experiencing the problem. And though the exact cause hasn’t yet been identified, it’s a worrisome trend since people who experience back pain in their younger years often having […]
Three-dimensional printing technology is playing a growing role in back surgeries. This article describes how surgeons in China used a 3D-printed model of a patient’s actual spine to study the structure beforehand and to use as a reference during the procedure. Apparently, these models have been shown to reduce the risk and duration of related […]
According to this article, back pain results from the spine no longer distributing stresses evenly along the “S” curve as one unit but forcing certain parts to work too hard to compensate for deficiencies elsewhere.
Okay, this Youtube video appears to be geared toward bodybuilders, but the information is really applicable to anyone who has low back pain. This physical therapist explains that a weak core is often responsible for the problem because the body is trying to compensate for the lack of stability in the core. Therefore, the best […]
According to this chiropractor and physiotherapist, yard work can be a key time for back pain to strike. He attributes the problem to long hours spent laboring without breaks. To better prepare the body for such work, he recommends warming up, keeping the spine in a neutral line, and stretching afterwards. Read the full article […]
A recent study showed that Pilates is likely as effective as other exercises in reducing the discomfort of chronic low back pain patients. It can be a particularly beneficial way to develop a strong core to better support the spine.
A recent study learned more about the common characteristics of chronic low back pain sufferers. One is fairly well-known—that the condition tends to be more prevalent in people who are overweight. Somewhat surprisingly, doctors also found a relationship between chronic low back pain and those with weak gluteus medius muscles which are located in the […]
This article is from a medical industry perspective, but it can still be helpful to read, especially if you’re considering spinal surgery. According to market research on the spine surgery market, the trend of technical advancements will continue, with an emphasis placed on minimally invasive procedures and better surgical tools. Innovations are being geared toward […]
This exercise program aims to stretch, strengthen, and heal all the major body muscles that are in and around the low back—such as the butt, abs, and hamstrings—in order to reduce pain.
Low back pain is an extremely common and sometimes debilitating condition. The good news is that, according to this article, the issue can often times be relieved through soft tissue work with the use of a foam roller and proper breathing. Once these two techniques have been mastered, different movements can then be incorporated to […]