Back Pain Treatment

What To Do For Low Back Pain

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If you’re wondering what to do for low back pain, read on. About 80% of adults experience low back pain in their lifetime. It’s the leading cause of job-related disability and missed work days. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 25% of adults have had a recent episode of low back pain. […]

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Pregnancy And Low Back Pain

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 Pregnancy And Low Back Pain   It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to suffer from back pain. Did you know that between 50% of all pregnant women suffer from back pain and that 50-75% experience back pain during labor? There are MANY reasons why back pain becomes an issue for women during their pregnancy. The […]

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Back Pain Exercises At Home

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 What Many Back Pain Sufferers Can Do At Home   If you have low back pain or sciatica, and you’re wondering what back pain exercises you can do at home, read on. For some of us, low back pain or sciatica is a daily issue. Through education and research, researchers have found that low back-specific […]

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Back Pain Related Disability

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 Do You Want To Avoid Back Pain Related Disability?   A study published in the journal Spine in 2008 sought to identify EARLY PREDICTORS in an effort to reduce the number of low back pain patients who go on to experience long-term disability. Researchers followed 1,885 low back injury claimants for a year and then […]

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Chronic Low Back Pain Treatment

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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 […]

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Back Pain Among Elderly

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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 […]