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Low Back Pain And The Sacroiliac Joint

Low Back Pain And The Sacroiliac Joint   Low back pain and sciatica symptoms can arise from a number of structures that comprise the lower back like the intervertebral disc, the facet joints, the muscles and tendon attachments, the ligaments that hold bone to bone, the hip, and the sacroiliac joint. Though several of these Read more about Low Back Pain And The Sacroiliac Joint[…]

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Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment

Which Of These Chronic Low Back Pain Treatments Is More Effective?   For patients with chronic low back pain, treatment guidelines recommend a non-surgical approach as the FIRST-LINE treatment. Ideally, the goal would be to avoid an initial surgery unless it’s absolutely indicated. That means, unless there is loss of bowel or bladder control or Read more about Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment[…]

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Best Floor Exercises For Chronic Low Back Pain

Best Floor Exercises For Chronic Low Back Pain   In an earlier post, we reviewed a few popular Swiss or gym ball exercises. This month, we will introduce some core stabilizing exercises that can be done on the floor. There are benefits to Swiss ball exercises like balance or proprioception stimulation. In fact, five minutes Read more about Best Floor Exercises For Chronic Low Back Pain[…]

Chronic Low Back Pain Exercises

Best Exercises For Chronic Low Back Pain   Based on simple statistics, we’ve ALL had (or at least will have) some form of low back pain at some point in our lives. The term “chronic” applies to low back pain that’s been present for at least three months. It has been consistently reported that low Read more about Chronic Low Back Pain Exercises[…]

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Chronic Low Back Pain Associated With Coronary Heart Disease

  Chronic Low Back Pain Associated With Coronary Heart Disease… Researchers often use data collected from both identical and fraternal twins in an effort to control for genetics and/or an early shared environment. In this study, an international team of researchers reviewed data collected from 2,148 pairs of twins and found that those with chronic Read more about Chronic Low Back Pain Associated With Coronary Heart Disease[…]