Pain Relief For Gardening

June 28th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Gardening is cited as a definite cause for back ache. To get pain relief for gardening, this article describes some tips recommended by doctors. These include warming up before starting the work, having enough water for muscle hydration, mixing up the various gardening activities, maintaining proper posture while mowing and keeping proper posture while weeding. Other advice for gardening without pain includes keeping the spine straight while lifting garden rubbish, switching sides while raking, wearing proper gardening shoes and taking breaks during work to regain your original posture. Hiring a local person to do your work could be advisable. If the aggravation persists, treatment includes heat and ice, exercise, chiropractic treatment and regular weight loss exercises are recommended.     Gardening tips to avoiding back soreness with Dr. Jeff   Read more…


Back Pain Myths

June 25th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  There are certain back pain myths, that many people assume are gospel. No exact and proven cause for spinal soreness has been established, although billions of dollars are being spent each year. There are some common claims which underlie the causes of back soreness, such as bulging discs, vertebrae fracture, stenosis, spinal curvatures, pelvic tilts, and leg length asymmetry according to this article. Lack of core strength is also attributed towards pain in the back, but none of these have been found to have established citations.     Dr Andrew Quaile, Consultant Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director of SpineWorks answers some common FAQ questions about myths related to back soreness.       Back Pain Myths 95 percent of spinal cases (such as muscle spasms or a   Read more…


Best Cars For Your Lower Back

June 20th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  The best cars for your lower back are those that have seats designed to be ergonomic, supporting the lumbar region strongly to prevent stiffness from either short or long hours of driving. It is advisable to try the seats first when buying a car, as poor lumbar support can either cause injury or help you avoid it, according to this article. What seems like a comfortable seat at first sight may turn into a catastrophe after sitting or driving for long hours. While driving, it is advisable to change and maintain comfortable postures every half an hour to avoid a stiff spine and hips.     Improving core stability and balance can occur while sitting in a car. Lisa Ann McCall – Physical Therapist from demonstrates sitting properly   Read more…


Back Injuries From Golf

June 18th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

Golfing Injuries are common

  After years of playing golf, a golfer may experience arthritis in the knees, lower spine and hips. Improper posture involving long hours of stooping is the major cause of back injuries from golf. This causes stiffness in the knees and hips, which ultimately may have a debilitating effect causing inability to move freely. A new therapy for reducing the soreness called Microcurrent Therapy has been found to be effective in relieving injuries from golf according to this article. This method involves sending specific microcurrent frequencies to the tissues of the affected areas using electrodes and special Graphite gloves. The inflammation subsides, and the golfer improves after several sessions of this therapy.     Dr. Jim Suttie and Dr. Daniel Hurley give instruction to golfers who have had spinal and   Read more…


Best Ergonomic Chair For Your Back

June 13th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Those who are required to sit for long hours need the best ergonomic chair for your back according to this article. The chair should support the important areas of the body to prevent lumbar injuries. Not only will this chair provide adequate support to the spine, it will also increase the productivity of the person using it. Why not spend a few bucks extra to have the proper furniture with which you will spend most of the day instead of having to spend your time on visits to the Chiropractor. Among the best quality ergonomic chairs, the top five include Embody by Herman Miller, Life by Formway, Different World by Humanscale Healthcare, Leap by Steelcase, and Zody by Kaworth.     Certain chairs are custom built specifically to meet   Read more…


Artificial Roller Discs For Lower Back Pain Relief

June 8th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Artificial roller discs for lower back pain relief has often proven to be a better alternative to fusion, which involves fusing the bones on either side of the herniated disc. According to this article, the small artificial rollers are inserted into the spine to allow the rolling movement of the replacement disc in different directions. To facilitate the flexibility of the spine, which in case of fusion is limited, artificial tiny roller discs are inserted between the disc vertebrae. Tiny spikes in the plates prevent the roller disc being displaced. Experiments have proved that roller disc insertion in both humans and animals have proved to provide more flexibility compared to the replacement of disc in the conventional way.     Artificial Roller Discs For Lower Back Pain Relief Scientists   Read more…


Back Injuries From Backpacks

June 5th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Back injuries from backpacks has become common among children going to school with overloaded school bags. It is the duty of parents to see whether the weight of the bag exceeds 15% of the child’s weight according to this article. Children must learn the proper way to lift the overweight bags, and to wear it in a manner as to distribute the weight equally. Children must be taught to lift the bag with both hands to take the stress on the leg muscles rather than the spinal muscles. Ensure that the size of the pack is suitable for the child so that the child has no discomfort while bearing the weight of the bag. They should learn to use and wear their backpacks properly.     Back Injuries From   Read more…


Alternative Spinal Treatment Methods

June 2nd, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Alternative spinal treatment methods are associated with proper nutrition, exercise, good sleep, and reducing stress according to this article from the Chicago Tribune. Yoga is one such method of treatment, which provides long-term benefits through allowing a person to manage their own injury through exercise which is a holistic approach. Acupuncture is also an effective alternative treatment when combined with other conventional therapies. Muscles of the spine become relaxed through massage causing a reduction in soreness. Spinal manipulation through chiropractic therapy is also a significant way for relieving back soreness.     Alternative Spinal Treatment Methods “Everything works better when it is part of a whole-person care approach, which includes good nutrition, appropriate exercise, good sleep and stress management,” said Dr. Brent Bauer, director of Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and   Read more…