We sit every day. A lot of our sitting is due to work, travel, leisure, eating or just feet that are tired of standing. While sitting may seem the best way to accomplish many of these tasks, I would suggest that in general, we sit too much and this can be bad for your health. […]
A truck driver’s job is to ensure the cargo gets to the right location on time. Unfortunately this task involves sitting for long periods of time and may cause or lead to lower back pain. Those truck driver’s with back pain use whatever is possible to help themselves out of pain. Here are a few […]
For many people, the approaching warmer weather will mean being more active. Longer days, fresh spring air and warm temperatures are good motivators for exercise, whether your preferred method is walking or joining a local baseball league. But not everyone has the same enthusiasm for physical activity. While people with chronic back pain may want […]
Prolonged sitting is one of the reasons lower back pain is so prevalent today. Much of our work, leisure and travel time is spent sitting. For those who travel regularly for work or fun, long hours behind the steering wheel may cause a significant amount of back pain. Any static position can result in pain; […]
Getting out of bed is difficult for many people, but for some this difficulty goes beyond mustering up the will to leave the warmth and comfort of the covers. Morning muscle soreness makes it physically hard to get moving in the beginning of the day. Understanding the sources of this pain will help you understand […]
By mid-October, 2012, the meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections reached over 230 cases across the U.S. Steroid injections are often used for back pain treatment, despite the lack of FDA approval for this application. The fact that contaminated medicine was sent to medical facilities around the country brings to light an chasm in […]
The muscles of the core are a common target for physical therapists treating people with chronic low back pain. The core group consists of muscles in the stomach, lower back, pelvis and buttocks. These muscles are meant to work together, supporting each other, the spine and the upper body’s weight. If they are weak or […]
For those of us in the Western world, healthcare is often equated with medication. We naturally assume that there is a pill for everything, including back pain. Our familiarity with chemical solutions to our problems has left many of us skeptical of treatment modalities that do not come from a lab. Even the word “medicine,” […]
For some back pain becomes chronic. It is important to know the difference between acute pain and chronic pain.
Tai chi and qigong are two forms of Chinese movement that may be beneficial to those seeking a movement plan for lower back pain.