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Yoga For Lower Back Problems

November 29th, 2013 Posted in Exercises

  Yoga for lower back problems is being promoted in various medical circles to prove its efficacy according to this article. While bio-mechanical tests are being conducted to establish how Yoga poses affects the muscles and joints, brain-imaging scans are carried out to prove its effectiveness on neurotransmission. Dubious claims about the actual benefits from particular Yoga poses have not been established; therefore, scientific research has become necessary to find out the real effectiveness of Yoga. False and exaggerated claims of various health benefits by Yoga instructors have made government regulators to keep a watchful eye on them in the interest of consumer protection. The Yoga industry is facing a unique situation where the art may be peaking in interest, but it is likely to wane as soon as scientific   Read more…


Foods For Back Pain Relief

September 10th, 2013 Posted in pain relief

  Keeping to a diet plan for reducing weight is important for preventing back issues. Foods for back pain relief include those that are not artificially colored and do not have any preservatives. Although no single diet plan can be effective for all – avoiding fat, red meat, trans fats, and insisting on lean protein, fresh vegetables and fruits can help in reducing weight. Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a well-balanced diet is essential for reducing back ache. It is better to avoid vegetables from the nightshade group. Instead, opt for Omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil to help in reducing inflammation.     This video outlines food that can help with pain in the lower back. From Dr. Andrew Kirschner at Backtogether.org         Foods   Read more…


Hollywog WiTouch For Relief From Pain

September 1st, 2013 Posted in Products

  The science of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation technology has been applied to design the first wireless remote controlled device responsible for reducing back pain according to this article. Wearing this device under your clothes, and turning it on whenever you feel pain can result in arresting the pain instantly. The FDA has approved Hollywog WiTouch for relief from pain. It is soon to be marketed widely across America. This device blocks the pain by transmitting electrical waves to stimulate the nerves.     Hollywog WiTouch For Relief From Pain   Leaders with Chattanooga-based business Hollywog got approval to market two pain management products that they manufacture at their Amnicola Highway location.   “If you have back pain, you’re able to wear this device just very discreetly under your clothes,”   Read more…


Exercise For Fast Pain Relief

August 29th, 2013 Posted in Exercises

  Medical counseling and disability evolution are important to provide mental strength to people who unable to work due to lumbar injury. Keeping active with exercises for spinal soreness is what the counseling is all about, and trials on blue and white-collar employees suffering from back soreness have established the hypothesis according to this news item. Exercise for fast pain relief is recommended together with other alternative therapies. Maintaining a regular blood flow, especially to the muscles damaged due to strain and stress, is necessary for convalescing from a mild lower back injury. Exercise can work wonders for mild pain in the lower back, as the body has its own healing capability, and movement can be helpful in compensating for the injured areas. Medical advice to keep active induces mental   Read more…


Pain In The Lower Back From Pregnancy

August 22nd, 2013 Posted in Lower back relief

  Pain in the lower back from pregnancy can be of concern in only a few cases where soreness and inflammation may be more severe during subsequent pregnancy, and as such, it has to be monitored. Hormonal changes within the body of a pregnant woman can cause destabilization of the joints due to loose joints and ligaments, which result in pain. Tension within the spine because of having to support the extra weight of the pregnancy through changes to the body shape causes swelling, which normally subsides after delivery. Instead of adopting a wait and watch approach, treatment may be started during the initial period of pregnancy after a mother has been convinced about their baby being unharmed.     Dr. Sadie Rausenberger explains why pregnant women develop low back   Read more…


Core Exercises For Preventing Lower Back Problems

August 16th, 2013 Posted in Exercises

  Excess outdoor activities may result in deconditioning of the back muscles causing the sufferer to become more prone to minor back injuries. The best way to prevent such injuries to the spine is to do core exercises for preventing lower back problems through regular abdominal conditioning exercises. Those who feel comfortable while sitting can opt for back extension exercise. If you find that back soreness is reduced while standing, try flexion exercises such as the pelvic tilt. Using an Abdometer will help in monitoring the natural curvature of the lower spine, which is important during exercises.     This video outlines how to get rid of pain in the lower back by strengthening your core with exercises such as rag doll stretches, forward bends and abdominal crunches. Get expert   Read more…


Dry Needling For Lower Back Inflammation

August 8th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  This article explains a new method of treatment for spinal inflammation having a similar approach to acupuncture except the needles are inserted along the nerve pathways, which are well defined in order to get relief from specific muscular pains. Dry needling for lower back inflammation evolves from the theory that it is not the nerves that are responsible for pain, but the muscles and the structure of the body, which are responsible for transmitting pain. It has been observed that combination of dry-needling and laser treatment can help reduce back ache.     Trigger point dry needling. Chiropractor Dr. Steven Horwitz demonstrates dry needling technique in this video.         Dry Needling For Lower Back Inflammation   SOMETIMES relief can come from unexpected places.   My first   Read more…


How To Prevent Back Injuries From Golf

August 1st, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  It is important to be aware of technique before going for a long period of playing golf to avoid injury and to protect your back. Learning the ways of how to prevent back injuries from golf can help in protecting the back from injuries according to this article. It is advisable to go through warm-ups before actually teeing off. A lot of homework relating to core strengthening exercises, endurance tests, confirming flexibility of muscles, strength, and proper posture are related to physical fitness. Try stretching exercises, drink as much water you can, wear a properly fitting pair of shoes, use a double-strapped golf bag, and ensure that the clubs are compatible for you.     PGA Golf professional Stuart Mason of Welwyn Garden City talks to acupuncturist Les Huyton   Read more…


Common Questions

July 25th, 2013 Posted in pain relief

  Answers to some common questions can educate us in preventing back pain. Age, history of trauma, and inactivity are associated with spinal pain, which is the second most common disease after the common cold. If the pain is associated with fever, weight loss, night sweats, or changes in bladder control or bowel movements, then immediate medical attention is advisable. It may be necessary to keep to minimal activity and hydrate properly to eliminate the onset of pain at night due to the day’s work. RICE is a useful method. Through physical therapy, 90% of back soreness can be relieved. Gentle exercise like walking and returning to normal activities can be effective to prevent back ache.     In this informative patient seminar, Dr. A. Nick Shamie of Si-Bone.com discusses   Read more…


Coffee For A Bad Back?

July 20th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  A question often arises on whether it is advisable to have coffee for a bad back? The answer is yes. Doses of caffeine cause stimulation of the receptor cells in the nerves responsible for reducing the pain according to Norwegian researchers from the highly regarded research facility at the University of Oslo. In their experiment, those who had coffee before sitting at work for long periods did not experience soreness while those who did not have coffee were found to experience pain. Drinking coffee can result in an analgesic and anesthetic effect in reducing soreness in the muscles.     What causes pain? Find out what actually causes your back soreness so that you know how to address the cause of your pain not just the symptoms of your   Read more…