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.
studying about back pain, treatments and symptoms will certainly help you fight back pain.
Treatment options for low back pain. Sitting a lot for the desk job and taking pain pills to relieve the accompanying pain is not an alternative treatment option. Here are some suggestions….