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Archive for the ‘Back Pain’ Category

Pilates has become very popular in the United States. Can it be helpful for you? What about your back? In this article we’ll talk about pilates and the potential benefits of pilates for back pain. What is Pilates? Pilates is a type of physical fitness in which the individual performs controlled movements to strengthen their […]

A quick search on Google shows many articles and forum discussions about back pain after drinking alcohol. However, after doing a review of the scientific studies on the topic, Ferreira PH, et. al.1 noted there weren’t any available scientific studies showing a correlation between the two. However, they noted that “well-designed specific alcohol/low-back pain-centered studies […]

What Tests Are Used to Diagnose Back Pain?

January 9th, 2018 by Lauren

What tests are used to diagnose back pain? This is a common question of back pain sufferers. Doctors have many test methods at their disposal for diagnosing back pain. When evaluating a your symptoms in the office, a doctor may perform several physical examinations to help them understand your symptoms and/or make a preliminary diagnoses […]

Can My Weight Cause Lower Back Pain?

December 29th, 2017 by Lauren

The holiday season can often bring parties, gatherings, events and food. Lots of food. If you’re suffering from back pain after the holidays you may be wondering can weight cause lower back pain? Can Back Pain Be Caused by Being Overweight? Scientists do not yet have a method for measuring pressures and loads on the […]

Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat neck and back pain. But what exactly is a chiropractor and how do they treat their patients? Let’s take a closer look at the chiropractic treatment method. What is a Chiropractor? A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats individuals through physical manipulation of the spine and […]

Back Pain During Pregnancy

December 1st, 2017 by Lauren

What Causes Back Pain During Pregnancy? There are several factors that can contribute to back pain during pregnancy including hormonal changes, mechanical stresses, and more. Pelvic girdle pain, PGP, is pain associated with the pelvic region and is common in pregnant women. Those suffering from PGP may have pain in the pelvic joints, lower back […]

Back Spasms – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

November 8th, 2017 by Lauren

Do you suffer from back spasms? Back muscle spasms can be painful and debilitating. In this article we’ll take a closer look at what causes back spasms and how they can be treated. What Causes Back Spasms? A spasm is an: “a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles”1. Muscle spasms can […]

Back Pain in Animals

July 31st, 2017 by Lauren

Did you ever wonder about back pain in animals? We already know that a large percentage of the human population has experienced back pain over their lifetime. So, it makes sense that animals experience back pain as well. Let’s take a look at some of our four-legged friends and their back pain. The Spine in […]

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