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Archive for the ‘Back Pain’ Category

Are You More Prone to Back Pain Than Others?

January 8th, 2021 by Lauren

Are you frustrated that your back pain is back? Does it seem like you’re more prone to chronic back pain than others? Well, you could be. Chronic Back Pain What do we mean by chronic back pain? Back pain can mean different things to different people. For example, middle back pain is different than lower […]

Sacrum Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

November 13th, 2020 by Lauren

In this article we’ll discuss the various causes of sacrum pain, their symptoms, and treatment options. What is the Sacrum? The sacrum is a bone at the lower end of our spine, in our pelvic cavity. When we are young the sacrum is actually 5 additional vertebrae at the base of our spine. Sometime during […]

Muscle Spasms

November 6th, 2020 by Lauren

There are several causes of muscle spasms. In this article we’ll take a look at muscle spasms as a symptom of a spinal condition. What Are Muscle Spasms? A muscle spasm is a sudden muscle contraction which occurs involuntarily. In other words, your leg muscle contracts moves but you didn’t do it on purpose. A […]

Does it seem like some people are more prone to chronic back pain than others? Recent research suggests there could be a reason for this. A recent study identified three genes possibly linked to chronic back pain. Researchers studied the DNA of over 150,000 adults of European ethnicity. Some reported chronic back pain, others did […]

Stress And Chronic Back or Neck Pain

June 5th, 2020 by Lauren

There are differing opinions on how stress can affect pain. However, most experts agree that stress can exacerbate chronic pain. So, if you suffer from chronic pain in the back or neck, finding a way to reduce the stress in your life may help. Worry-Pain Downward Spiral One theory on how stress can affect pain […]

Tips for Living with Chronic Pain

April 10th, 2020 by Lauren

When an injury is the result of an accident or or fall, we may experience pain but we expect it will eventually go away. However, some pain, chronic pain, can come and go with, what feels like, no end in sight. Living with chronic pain can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to […]

Do Supplements Help With Back Pain?

March 6th, 2020 by Lauren

The number of dietary, vitamin and herbal supplements available seems to be constantly growing. Can any of these supplements help with back pain? Possibly. But there are also risks associated with taking supplements. Let’s talk about those first. Supplement Risks Natural Doesn’t Always Mean Safe Just because a supplement comes from a plant doesn’t mean […]

3 Stretches for Lower Back Pain

January 10th, 2020 by Lauren

If you suffer from lower back pain doing some regular stretches can help ease the pain. Here are some simple stretches you can try at home. As with any new stretching or exercise regime, consult your doctor prior to beginning and stop immediately if your pain worsens. Stretches for Lower Back Pain Stretch #1 Kneel […]

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