In the first part of this post, found at 4 week plan for back pain treatment, we looked at a 4-week plan for developing basic core workout strength and stabilization. Below you’ll find a recap of the first 4 weeks and some ideas on how to turn this basic core workout into a more advanced […]
Back Pain Treatment: A bout of lower back pain can scare people out of normal activity. If you have recurring or chronic back pain, this could mean that your lifestyle has become sedentary. While it may seem sensible to avoid movement if it hurts, it’s important to understand 2 things: 1) with chronic pain, hurt […]
A fairly new workout program has been popping up in gyms across the world called CxWorx. Unlike gimmicky programs promising to help you “shed pounds fast” and “get ripped,” CxWorx has a more therapeutic goal: to foster strength and cooperation among the muscles of the core and prevent lower back pain. “Core” has been a […]
The Egoscue Method of correcting posture is an alternative treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain caused by postural dysfunction. As an alternative treatment that relies on word-of-mouth for advertisement, it is not a well-known option for pain patients. Learning about alternative options will give you more opportunity to find the treatment right for you. The health […]
The posterior kinetic chain is the web of interconnected muscles, ligaments and tendons that run along the backside of the body. When speaking of the posterior chain, most people are referring to the calves, hamstrings, glutes and erector spinae muscles, although some also include the muscles of the mid and upper back. A common problem […]
Results of research into the prevalence of lower back pain in “developing” countries may come as a surprise to those of us who live in more affluent parts of the world. Chronic back pain is a leading cause of disability, missed work days and the lowering of our quality of life in the U.S. Yet, […]
As snow melts and the first flowers of the year poke through the ground, many people’s minds – and bodies – turn to their gardens. Anyone who gardens knows that it’s hard work. If you haven’t kept in shape over the winter or if you practice poor body mechanics, you may find yourself with gardening […]
For many people, the New Year is a motivator to make positive changes. One of the most common resolutions people make every year is to get fit. This often involves eating healthy and exercising. Many people solidify this commitment with a gym membership. Make sure your noble goal of fitness doesn’t lead to back pain […]
For pain management specifically, this means that we can alter our experience of pain by paying attention to it. Tim progressed to jogging, and eventually returned to running with no pain…..
are ways to relieve pressure off the sciatic nerve and eliminate the pain of sciatica. Stretches can help to decompress vertebrae and relieve pressure from the area.