CategoryBack/Spine

Suffering With Lower Back Pain? Here Are Some Things to Try

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Lower back pain can often appear to come out of nowhere and then prove very stubborn and difficult to get rid of. This can make life a lot less enjoyable, as even the most basic activities like sitting down and watching TV or finishing a day’s work in the office can become painful. At this point, you may well be willing to try anything. The first thing you should try, is definitely to visit...

8 Things to Stop Doing If You Have a Bad Lower Back

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If you have a painful back, then welcome to the club. This is something of a modern epidemic and these days it seems even ‘normal’ to have some kind of ache in your lower back. The problem is a combination of heavy lifting with long periods of inactivity, during which we are invariably leaning forward in office chairs and stretching our erector spinae muscles that are responsible for...

How to Get Rid of an Achy Lower Back in the Mornings

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Let me guess: you woke up this morning with an achy lower back. Don’t be surprised if I got that right, this isn’t a magic trick – but it’s such a common problem that you can generally bet that most people will experience it at some time or other. And it’s not just a common problem, it’s also a big one as it can not only impact on the quality of your sleep, but also...

Back Stretches and Back Exercise at Your Desk

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If you work at your desk like hundreds of other people around the world then you probably don’t think of this as a particularly dangerous job. In fact you are highly likely to think of it as rather boring and mundane and not see any particular reason to worry about your health or things potentially going wrong. However this is actually a big mistake and while you might not be in danger of...

Exercises for a Healthy Back and Spine

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Most of us no longer need to be convinced of the value of regular exercise in staying healthy. We run or walk or jog to strengthen our legs, we do sit-ups or crunch-ups to strengthen our stomach muscles, and we lift weights or do chin-ups and push-ups to strengthen our arms. After we exercise we weigh ourselves and look these parts of our bodies, and judge the effectiveness of our exercise...

Is Your Telephone a Pain in the Neck?

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That is, is it really a pain in the neck, and causing you distress? If so, you are not alone. A recent study revealed that over 50% of office workers suffer from chronic neck pain, and that many of them attribute this pain to using the telephone. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You’re at work, and while you’re on the phone with an important customer, you find that you need...

Degenerative Disc Disease Overview

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Degenerative disc disease is a condition affecting many people where a compromised disc in the spine leads to lower back pain. Often this is caused by a twisting injury to the back which can occur as a result of many normal every day movements. Degenerative disc disease is highly common and widespread and affects 50% of those 30-50 years old. It is in fact expected for patients over 60 to show...

Ice Massage Therapy for Recurring Back Pains

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There is nothing quite like back pain, and anyone who has experienced will know just how debilitating and damaging it can be. Those who suffer with back pain will find that their every movement is affected and that even sitting or lying still hurts. While any chronic pain is of course distressing, the fact that all our nerves run through our spine means that any damage to this area will affect...

Three Common Daily Activities That Can Cause Back Injury

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Daily activity could be the most important thing for the overall well-being of any person, even for a caveman. Our ancestors gathered food every day and today we commute to work almost every day. Many people perform regular exercise to fine tune their body, for example, weight training can reduce the risk of osteoporosis by maintaining or improving bone density. In fact, to stay fit and healthy...

Syringomyelia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Syringomyelia is the term for damage to the spinal cord which has been caused via the formation of a fluid filled area within the spine. This fluid filled area is a cyst or syrinx and can expand and elongate over time causing damage to the spinal cord. This damage can result in pain and eventually even paralysis if it is left untreated. Though there are many common symptoms, the precise effects...

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