Back Pain Treatment

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 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 […]

Back Pain Treatment

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 […]