5 Simple Back Pain Relief Exercises

December 10th, 2012 Posted in Exercises

  To get substantial relief from back pain, here are 5 simple back pain relief exercises. In the Frog Leg Release exercise, the legs are only involved, flopping them to the sides. The purpose of the Head Rotation exercise is to relax the neck muscles where it involves rotating the head. In Knee to Chest Leg Release, the knees should be bent, brought towards the chest, and then flopped to a side. This is very much similar to Frog Leg exercise. To limber your hip flexors and the muscles, you must do the side slide exercise where you need to move your legs and knees. The Buttock Squeeze involves squeezing the buttocks while lying down. These exercises to help you with back pain should be repeated in reverse order, while   Read more…


Lower Back Pain and Pregnancy

December 9th, 2012 Posted in Lower back relief

  Lower back pain and pregnancy are interconnected and is something that more than 70% of women experience at one point of time or the other during their pregnancy. However, this generally occurs during the last couple of months. The main cause of this lower back pain during pregnancy is the various hormonal changes that happen in your body which is due to the fact that there is a tiny person growing inside of you. Due to the stretching of your body to accommodate the baby, your muscles weaken and your joints and ligaments stretch, causing this lower back pain.     Lower back pain is a common problem for pregnant women. In this video Dr. Jeff Echols of JeffEchols.com discusses how the extra weight of pregnancy can cause misalignments   Read more…


PELD Surgery

December 8th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  A new technique in conducting difficult spine surgery without any incision is known as PELD Surgery, as described in this article. It has created a sensation by helping patients to recover from low back pain, Sciatica, and compression of the nerves. Although not all patients have benefited from this surgery, some have recovered through this surgery.   PELD is applicable to those who are having early phases of pain where the spine discs have not become hard enough, and is suited for patients where the pain has not turned chronic. The efficacy and advantages of this surgery has been proved through papers establishing the fact. PELD is based on principles of miniature endoscopy, laser techniques, and radio frequency waves. Patients are offered the choice of local anesthesia, which is   Read more…


Fungal Meningitis Outbreak From Steroid Back Injections

December 7th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  Drug manufacturers and pharmacies in the U.S.A. have recently been found to violate the rules and guidelines laid down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. On investigation, samples containing the steroid used to relieve back pain have been found that is supposed to be the cause of Fungal Meningitis. Preliminary investigations by the FDA revealed that contamination in the process of drugs manufacturing of steroid injections has caused a fungal meningitis outbreak from steroid back injections resulting in deaths and serious sickness according to the article below. Investigations also revealed non-sterilized pharmaceutical ingredients were being used for the manufacture of drugs.     Over 30 cases of fungal meningitis have been linked to a steroid treatment for back pain. ABC WorldNews Report.       Fungal Meningitis Outbreak   Read more…


Meningitis From Back Pain Injections

December 6th, 2012 Posted in Medication

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  Contamination has been found in vials containing steroid injections manufactured by a compounding pharmacy and has resulted in the outbreak of meningitis causing death and widespread sickness. Meningitis from back pain injections have made the FDA consider creating new regulations to scrutinize compounding pharmacies while manufacturing drugs. Methylprednisolone acetate is the drug found in the vials of the back pain injections, which has been linked with causing Meningitis. A recent article published in the Seattle Times stated that 14,000 people are at risk of contacting Meningitis after having been given steroid injections. There is a concerted effort to bring in legislation to oversee compounding pharmacies that have been exempted from FDA supervision to date.     Understand exactly what meningitis is with helpful information from Doctor Steven Beutler from   Read more…


Ozone Disc Therapy

December 5th, 2012 Posted in Treatment

  A new form of treatment for backaches and disc problems is the Ozone Disc Therapy. Also known as Ozone Discolysis, this method of treatment involves injecting a mixture of Ozone and Oxygen into the herniated disc to allow dehydration of the nucleus of the disc. In addition to the analgesic effect, Ozone has an antioxidant scavenger system, which is regulated to act as an anti-inflammatory response. This method is suggested for both prolapsed and intervertebral discs according to this article. The procedure is painless and involves injecting a thin needle into the affected disc located by the image intensifier, after applying local anaesthesia. An antibiotic mixed with dye is instilled in the nucleus of the disc to complete the treatment, which takes about five minutes while the patient remains   Read more…


Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction During Pregnancy

December 2nd, 2012 Posted in Prevention

  Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction during pregnancy is common in women aged between 20 and 40 years who already have children. The cause of this complication is the secretion of a hormone, which causes relaxation of the ligament of the SI joint, which in major cases is irreversible. Other reasons may be a fall on the buttocks, vehicle accident, or injury sustained while lifting something. Women are prone to experience minor trauma even after childbirth.   SI joint dysfunction is often confused with Sciatica, the difference being that symptoms of Sciatica are low back pain, numbness, and a tingling sensation down to the legs. In the case of Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, symptoms include low back pain radiating to the buttocks, through to the back of the thigh or groin area. The   Read more…