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 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…


Chiropractic Treatment Of Sciatica

July 15th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  Chiropractic treatment of Sciatica is one of the best alternative treatments for spinal soreness, but the chiropractor needs to diagnose the cause of the compression of the sciatic nerve first according to this article. This can be caused by misalignment of the vertebral segments, diabetes, constipation and damage to the Piriforis muscle due to a fall, hip arthritis and improper posture of the leg while sitting or driving for long hours. There should be proper diagnosis before deciding on the course of chiropractic treatment. Along with spinal manipulation of the nerve involved in chiropractic treatment, other therapies may be combined to get faster relief from back problems.     Chiropractic Treatment Of Sciatica Sciatica is generally caused by compression of the sciatic nerve. Disorders known to cause sciatic nerve   Read more…


Blood Injections For Back Pain

July 11th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  This article explains a new mode of therapy involving blood injections for back pain, which focuses on mechanical dysfunction of the joints and treatment of inflammation of the damaged tissues. The injected blood is heated up to boost the concentration of proteins that help by reducing inflammation of the damaged tissues. To get the maximum benefit, good sleep, diet and body conditioning are essential when combined with this autologous blood injection method of treatment.     Dr Ross Hauser demonstrates a prolotherapy treatment to the lower back, as done at Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Hauser specializes in tough cases of chronic pain and sports injuries.         Blood Injections For Back Pain Biologic medicine is a rapidly growing field. Wehling’s Regenokine   Read more…


Pain Relief From Sitting

July 6th, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Prolonged hours of sitting will result in immobility of the body. This is a contributing factor towards degeneration of spinal discs causing back ache. A few simple things can help pain relief from sitting such as movement and getting up at frequent intervals, stretching your back, and keeping a proper posture while sitting on the chair and making full use of a backrest according to this article. Using the perfect chair to allow your body to sit in an ergonomic way is advisable, and use of a standing desk can be very helpful in keeping the vertebrae in an upright position. Over and above following these tips, keep active throughout the day to say good bye to pain in your back.     In this video, Christie Powell, head   Read more…


Are Steroid Injections To Relieve Back Problems Worth It?

July 5th, 2013 Posted in Treatment

  The question are steroid injections to relieve back problems worth it? has made many sufferers of spinal injury think twice before using them according to this article. However, the truth is that the problem relates to three batches of drugs manufactured by the same pharmaceutical company. Nevertheless, it is true that these injections are for specific types of soreness and only after initial treatment and precautions have been followed. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made the situation more volatile by disclosing details of the numbers of people affected and those who have died while advising on what to do in case a person has already been administered one of the doses. Medical experts have opined that these steroid injections are only for those who have debilitating pain   Read more…


Relief While Sleeping

July 1st, 2013 Posted in Prevention

  Although there are a number of options for relief while sleeping, consulting a physiatrist may help in restricting the inflammation. A physiatrist is concerned with restoration of functional disability in people affected with spinal injury. A few things may be advised for keeping proper sleeping postures, but using pillows between the knees, under the legs, and on the chest will allow undisturbed sleep for those who sleep on their side according to this article.     Tips to relive back ache while sleeping by Chiropractor Dr. Rustin Glass.       Relief While Sleeping   You spend a third of your life sleeping, give or take, and sometimes the way you sleep can lead to chronic spinal injury.   The cure for that pain could be getting rid of   Read more…