Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Braces

Doctors who treat lower back injuries are sometimes asked by their patient if they should wear a lower back brace or support during treatment, at work or indefinitely. When braces were first used for lower back pain, it was thought that it would… Continue reading

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Leg pain or sciatica is a common complaint. The question arises, is the pain true sciatica or is it caused by something else other than a pinched nerve in the spine. There is bountiful literature regarding with the use of drugs or surgery… Continue reading

Snow Shoveling Safety

It is inevitable that those of us living far enough north or south of the equator deal with snow accumulation. The reduction of back pain and how we can move snow safely is the purpose of this article... Continue reading

What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Lower back pain affects up to 80% of the population. There are many causes that contribute to the cause of lower back pain. One condition causing back pain is spondylolisthesis (spondy-low-liss-thesis) can occur at anytime during one's life. It is virtually the slipping forward of one vertebra on the other. The most common area for this to occur is the..... Continue reading

Lifting and Lower Back Pain

Improper lifting is a common cause of lower back pain (LBP). This can strike anyone at anytime. Patients are seen on a daily basis who have hurt themselves while lifting. This can occur at work, home or during recreational activities. It has been reported that 80% of the population at some stage in their life will suffer from LBP. Research has.... Continue reading

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is one of the largest joints in the body. It has two very important functions. It provides elasticity to the pelvis which is necessary with childbirth and it serves as a buffering mechanism between the spine and the hip joints. Strong ligaments are located on the front and back of the joint. There are a few degrees of movement in healthy joints, but when a joint becomes injured or strained.... Continue reading

Lower Back Strengthening Exercises

There are several pathways to strengthen the lower back. This may include club workouts, personal trainers, exercise videos and other health care prescribed programs. This article outlines 6 basic actions that can be done at home or work with very little time invested in the routine. Prior to performing this group of strengthening exercises, the first step in your lower back care should be.... Continue reading

Lower Back Stretching Exercises

Stretching is a key component for a healthy back. Flexibility of the back is a cornerstone for stopping or controlling lower back pain. This article outlines a series of basic stretches for lower back health. These exercises are a few of the many that are available for people with lower back problems. They are meant to give you a basic routine that is effective..... Continue reading

Failed Back or Post Surgical Lower Back Syndrome

There are occasions where lower back surgery may be necessary for an injured disc or stenosis of the spinal canal. Statistics demonstrate that a reoccurrence of lower back pain within 5 years post surgical is not common. Research has shown that between 5 and 30% of post-surgical patients experience recurrent lower back pain. A large percentage of this group will have leg pain with the back pain. While the surgery was successfully done, symptoms may persist or reoccur. This condition is called Failed Back Surgery Syndrome or FBSS.... Continue reading

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