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Chronic Lower Back Pain

man bent over holding lower back with 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…

Spinal Decompression

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…

Lower Back Pain and Exercise

middle aged man curling a barbell exercise in gym with trainer

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…

Shoulder Bags and Backpacks

picture of shoulder bag on chair surrounded by question marks

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…

Opioids and Back Pain

stethoscope and tablet showing opioid epidemic text 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…

Can You Heal a Herniated Disc?

man clutching lower back sharp stabbing pain

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…

Exercise For Lower Back Pain

exercise for lower back pain push up bracing core

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…