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Sciatica Treatment Risk

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    Physical Activity May Reduce Your Risk Of Sciatica And Reduce Your Risk Of Needing Sciatica Treatment…   According to a new meta analysis, leisure-time physical activity may reduce the risk of developing lumbar radicular pain, or sciatica. Researchers reviewed data from 18 published studies that included over 100,000 participants and found those who […]

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The Man Who Saved A Penguin’s Life

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The Incredible Story Of A Man Who Saved A Penguin’s Life And How That Penguin Shows Its Gratitude…   There is a very good chance you have already heard about this story because it went viral across the Internet. But that may not have been a good thing. Here is why… Most of the versions […]

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Back Surgery For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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    Back Surgery Carries More Side Effect Risk Than Non-Surgical Treatment For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis   A new research review investigated the effectiveness of different types of back surgery with various non-surgical interventions in the management of adults with lumbar spinal stenosis—a debilitating condition associated with the degeneration of the spine, which can have […]

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Low Back Pain In Caregivers

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  Low Back Pain In Caregivers Is Very Common   Caregiving activities are linked with low back pain. Low back pain among caregivers is common, but few studies have examined the association of low back pain with daily lives of female family caregivers. A new study conducted in Japan involving 156 participants revealed that approximately 22% […]

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Back Pain And Exercise

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  Intense Physical Activity Is Good For The Back Physical activity is often considered to have favorable effects on the risk of developing low back pain. In a new study, researchers followed 9,616 women and 8,452 men for eleven years and found that men and women who participated in intense physical activity for one to […]

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Chiropractic Santa Cruz

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  Chiropractic Santa Cruz: Specific Low Back Exercises Can Reduce Chronic Low Back Pain…   Doctors of chiropractic often prescribe exercise to be performed in-office or at home as part of a treatment program for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, like back pain. A recent study examined the role of lumbar extensor muscle strengthening for individuals […]

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9 Tricks To Manage Low Back Pain

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  9 Tricks to Manage Low Back Pain               Low back pain is VERY likely to affect all of us at some point in life. The question is, do you control IT or does IT control you? Here are ten “tricks” for staying in control of low back pain: STRETCH: When you’re in one […]

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The 6 Back Pain Exercises

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  The 6 Easy Back Pain Exercises   Many people with low back pain wonder which back pain exercises to do.  As a chiropractor, I get this question a lot. Let’s look at easy exercises for back pain that can be done from a SITTING position. We’ll also look at back exercises that can be […]

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Back Pain At Work

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Back Pain At Work Back pain at work, along with other musculoskeletal issues is common for office workers. Most office workers who participated in a recent study suffer from one or more musculoskeletal disorders. The small study involving 50 participants found that 74% had musculoskeletal disorder symptoms. Among those with musculoskeletal disorders, 81% reported suffering from […]

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The 3 Back Pain Causes

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The 3 Back Pain Causes And The Warning Signs That Tell You To See A Specialist Right Away…    If we divide the various low back conditions into three categories, we get 3 main back pain causes.  These include, mechanical low back pain, nerve root pain and “Red Flags” or serious conditions. Most low back conditions […]