We all know of Botox as the anti-aging injection people get to rid themselves of wrinkles. Yet this extract of botulism is now becoming popular in another field: pain management. Botox has the ability to relieve muscle tension; it blocks a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine that makes muscles contract. A study published in the journal Neurology […]
core strength training has importance for stabilizing and strengthening the whole back. This makes sense since flexion rotation and load are hard to accomplish in a single movement.
Surgery is always a last resort for back pain. A common type of lower back surgery is spinal fusion. Between 1992 and 2003, the rate of spinal fusion surgeries quadrupled among Medicare recipients
As the body ages, all of its parts undergo a process of breakdown. Collagen levels decrease, reducing muscle elasticity. The spinal discs that support and cushion vertebrae shrink, dehydrate and lose function, resulting in vertebral friction. Friction of the bones can create bone spurs, or growths that may press on nerves in and around the […]
Back pain can occur when the core muscles are not developed in a balanced way, meaning that some muscles are stronger than others. Muscle imbalances often cause exacerbated postural dysfunction and back pain……..
Decompression Therapy is an alternative to pain medication. This video gives a brief description of drug prices and how they are “on the rise”. Throughout the 2000’s this type of therapy is becoming a means of easing pain and healing herniated or bulging discs allowing people to return to a work-life balance. My personal experience […]
Lower back pain exercises can be summed up in one word, pilates. This form of exercise focuses core body strength and conditioning. And it is either the source or a good spin off for many lower back pain exercises to correct muscle imbalances.
A physiotherapist could be a great resource for your path to recovery. They are often trained in the latest developments in recovery, non surgical approaches to painful conditions and methods that correct bio-mechanical imbalances.
Pregnant women will likely experience lower back and pelvic pain during their pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. There are a number of sources for information on chiropractic care and pregnancy back pain, including the book “The Other Side of Pregnancy” written by chiropractor Trenton L. Scott.
The pain associated with PMS is not natural. Most women don’t have totally regulated cycles, and PMS symptoms can change over time, even month-to-month.