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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[…]

Back Pain Among Elderly

Back Pain Common Among The Elderly…   Brazilian researchers reviewed data from 16 published studies concerning 28,448 adults ages 60 and older and found one in four seniors has low back pain at any given moment. Additionally, the data show that 43% of the elderly have experienced an episode of back pain during the past Read more about Back Pain Among Elderly[…]

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Back Pain In College Students

Back Pain Is The Most Common Reason College Students See A Chiropractor…   An analysis of data from patients at a university health clinic found that spinal complaints were the most common reason university students sought chiropractic care. Overall, the top three conditions noted by the researchers were back pain (51%), followed by neck pain Read more about Back Pain In College Students[…]

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The 6 Back Pain Exercises

  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 Read more about The 6 Back Pain Exercises[…]