Category Archive for: ‘Back Pain’

Myofascial Release. Is it for me?

Kristen Pitts, MSPT May 7, 2012 Have you asked yourself the following questions? “Why do my muscles still feel tight after I have stretched? Why does my massage only provide temporary relief from my pain and tightness?” While the human body is a very complex system with many factors contributing to pain and stiffness, one area of soft tissue restriction …

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Tai Chi Shown to Ease Back Pain

After 10 weeks, the tai chi group reported that, on a 10-point scale, their pain was reduced by 1 point and they found the pain 1.3 points less bothersome. By comparison, the control group experienced an increase in both pain and how bothersome the pain was. The tai chi group also reported greater improvements in their disability levels than the …

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Over-Indebtedness and its Association with the Prevalence of Back Pain

December 6, 2009http://7thspace.com Over-indebtedness is an increasing phenomenon worldwide. Massive financial strain, as found in over-indebted persons, might influence the occurrence of back pain. In this explorative study we examined the prevalence of back pain in over-indebted persons in Germany for the first time ever and compared it to the prevalence of back pain in the German general population. Methods: …

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Poised for Rapid Growth

December 4, 2009www.news-medical.net Minimally invasive techniques have become standard for many procedures, from the removal of the gallbladder to angioplasty, but the approach is now only beginning to be available to patients with spinal conditions. The surgical team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center’s Spine Center aims to bring the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for patients with intractable back …

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Fear of Back Pain, Predicts Back Pain

September 24, 2009www.upi.com Researchers in Denmark suggest the fear of getting back pain from nursing or caring for the elderly is predictive of actually developing back pain. Jette Nygaard Jensen and colleagues at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, say fear-avoidance beliefs involve avoiding physical activities that are expected to cause pain — although ironically …

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Sophisticated Imaging Helps With Back Surgery Pain

August 15, 2009www.emaxhealth.com People with recurrent back pain after spine surgery have new hope for relief thanks in part to sophisticated imaging at Beaumont Hospitals that lets doctors “see” inside the body more clearly. The imaging combines low-dose CT scans of the problem area (instead of the entire spine, in an effort to minimize the radiation dose) with 3-D SPECT …

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Tips to Build a Better Back

August 8, 2009By Ellen GoldmanTheAlternatePress.com I am a huge believer in the power of intention. By saying your thoughts out loud, letting others know of your dreams and future plans, doors open and opportunities arise. I’ve always said the universe gives you what you need. I was recently helping a friend of mine who has been plagued with back pain …

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Chiropractors: How much can they really heal?

July 23, 2009By Julie DeardorffChicago Tribune Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain. But can their hands-on manipulations of the spine also help with colic, asthma, ear infections, allergies and digestive issues? Though it’s a controversial notion, some chiropractors are aggressively marketing themselves as holistic, primary-care healers who can treat a broad scope of ailments ranging from …

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Is Your Ab Workout Hurting Your Back?

June 17, 2009By GRETCHEN REYNOLDSNew York Times The genesis of much of the ab work we do these days probably lies in the work done in an Australian physiotherapy lab during the mid-1990s. Researchers there, hoping to elucidate the underlying cause of back pain, attached electrodes to people’s midsections and directed them to rapidly raise and lower their arms, like …

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Travel Tips for Back Pain Sufferers

June 24, 2009Travelbite.co.uk Holidaying is one of our favourite pastimes but for back pain sufferers, discomfort while on holiday can put a dampener on the fun. We all need a holiday to recharge our batteries, but with back pain affecting almost 80 percent of us at some time in our lives, a combination of hectic preparations, uncomfortable journeys and emotional …

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