man bent over holding lower back with chronic lower back pain

Chronic Lower Back Pain

Over the past 20 years the prevalence of chronic lower back pain has been on the increase. In this article I go over what you or someone suffering from chronic pain can do to overcome this terrible affliction. Contents Chronic…

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Lockdowns, Inactivity and Lower Back Pain

With the lockdowns over the past 2 years and people being less active has this resulted in more lower back pain issues? In this week’s blog I take a look at some of the evidence from around the world to…

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What Is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy has been researched and proposed as a suitable method for alleviating back/sciatica pain but what does it entail and how does it work. Spinal decompression therapy has been shown in studies to significantly decrease pain in those…

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Lower Back Pain and Exercise

At one time, many doctors would tell back pain patients to limit exercise and would advise bed rest. Times have changed of course and we now know that exercise and remaining as active as possible has a far better outcome…

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Shoulder Bags and Backpacks

I want to talk about backpacks, briefcases, shoulder bags, man bags, laptop bags…yes, what we carry around with us on a daily basis. According to 2012 report about Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20 percent of…

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Is There Such a Thing as Perfect Posture

Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! Pull your shoulders back! Do you remember being reprimanded as a child for your posture? I certainly do! During my younger years, it was common rhetoric I would hear. The science though is not so…

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Opioids and Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and chronic pain among adults and one of the most common reasons for which patients are treated with opioids. In this article, I take a look at some of…

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Will A Herniated Disc Heal Itself?

Can a herniated disc heal without surgery? In this article, I take a deep dive into some of the current scientific literature to see if a herniated disc can heal on its own without surgery. Contents Lower back pain and…

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Exercise For Lower Back Pain

In this weeks article, I examine the role and requirement of exercise for lower back pain. Is it effective and what should you be doing? Read on to find out more. Four out of five Americans will experience back pain…

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How To Sleep With Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica is a painful condition, that is usually triggered by the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain can be felt anywhere from the buttocks right the way down to the lower leg and it can be one of the…

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