Category Archive for: ‘low 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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A Relief? Lower Back Pain Unlikely to Mean Cancer

September 30, 2009www.abcnews.comMegan Brooks Your lower back pain may be killing you, but there’s some good news: Such pain is very unlikely to mean serious problems such as broken vertebrae or cancer, according to a study by Australian researchers. Dr. Christopher G. Maher, from The George Institute of International Health in Sydney, and colleagues studied 1172 patients who came to …

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Check Your Sitting Posture to Avoid Back Pain

August 24, 2009Softpedia.comElena Gorgan These days, most of us hold office jobs, which means we spend at least eight hours a day sitting down in front of a computer, with little to no time to straighten ourselves up by standing and moving around. 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain at one point in their life, while back injuries …

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Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

August 16, 2009About.comAnne Asher Feldenkrais is a holistic therapy aimed at relearning movements in order to produce ease through the joints and muscles. The pelvic floor is a collection of soft tissues that form a hammock across the bones under your seat. The hammock is slung from the right and left sitting bones, the coccyx bone and the pubic bone. …

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Spinal Manipulation Unlikely to Curb Low Back Pain

August 24, 2009ABC NewsReuters Health For people who suffer from acute low back pain, adding chiropractic spinal adjustments to standard care — such as following your doctor’s advice on managing pain and taking painkillers — does not appear to generate a greater early reduction in pain compared with standard care alone, according to a Swiss study. The value of adding …

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Top 10 Exercise Injuries For Women

August 11, 2009By Mark DilworthEmpowher – Women’s Health Online Exercise injuries are as common as exercise itself, whether it be women or men doing the exercise. In coming articles, I will discuss injury prevention for each of the 10 exercise injuries that will be discussed in this article. According to a study published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …

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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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Sleep On It: Waking Up with Pain, Stiffness Can Mean Your Mattress Is Old

July 22, 2009El Paso Times -McClatchy-Tribune Information ServiceTMC News Couples may spend hours selecting furniture for their new home. And many women take their time choosing the perfect paint color and drapes for their bedrooms. But how many people give the same amount of consideration in choosing a mattress? Considering how much time people spend on it daily — at …

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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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Low Back Pain? Try Stretching Your Hip Flexors

June 25, 2009By FITSUGARONSUGAR After doing a sprint interval workout, my running buddy complained that sprinting often made her low back feel tight. I had a notion that her psoas might be tight. This muscle is a major hip flexor and it attaches to the low spinal vertebrae. When the psoas gets short and tight from activities like sprinting, it …

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