Many people who suffer from chronic low back pain visit doctors to receive a diagnosis in hopes of finding a treatment or cure for their low back pain. Unfortunately, many of the those treatments do not address the cause of the pain, the underlying condition, yet only focus on the symptom. Regardless of the diagnosed […]
Natural remedies are becoming more and more popular among people dealing with spine conditions. High doctor bills and harsh side effects are swaying people to look for safer, more affordable ways to treat pain. Of course, there is quite a bit of controversy over whether or not natural remedies are as effective as traditional treatments. […]
Despite what you may have seen or heard, you can actually get relief from herniated disc pain without invasive procedures. In fact, you can get lasting relief from the comfort of your home. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. The Healthy Back Institute has helped tens of thousands of people eliminate […]
There’s something very frustrating about back pain. We know it hurts, but we don’t know why, we just can’t see it. When we have a cut it’s obvious, we see what’s wrong and we treat it. But, what do we do when we have pain inside our body, in a complex system of muscles and ligaments?
It may be very difficult to find anything that is more debilitating than extreme lower back pain. Unless you have experienced this before, it is not something that can be easily explained. Extreme back pain of any sort can leave you stuck in bed, praying for some relief.
Despite how it sounds, there is nothing “cute” about acute lower back pain. In fact, it can be downright horrible. Acute, in this case, is just another word for short term; meaning, back pain that lasts only a few days or a couple of weeks. Millions of people suffer from acute low back pain and it does not discriminate by race, age or gender.
If you are suffering from any form of lower back pain, it is likely that you have visited some sort of healthcare provider due to your concern over the pain. More often than not, you will be sent on your way with a prescription for a pain killer in hand, and a pamphlet of generic stretches and exercises to perform. However, what most people do not realize is that these very stretches and exercises may cause more harm than good.
Lower back pain can come from many different causes and can be experienced as acute back pain (pain that has recently occurred) or chronic back pain (long lasting back pain). But did you know that the two most common causes of lower back pain are trauma or injury and muscle imbalances. Muscle imbalances in the body can cause poor posture and lead to something we call “postural dysfunctions”. These dysfunctions add stress and strain to the body which can wear and tear the discs in the spine. The good news is, is that most lower back pain can be treated and relieved by performing specific, targeted stretches.
Each year millions of people struggle with lower back pain and unfortunately, many of them unnecessarily.
The reason is most of the treatments that patients with back pain receive only address the symptoms. And while treating the symptoms can provide some pain relief, it is often only temporary. If you want to get lasting relief, you have to look deeper than just the symptom or even the condition.
A new clinical study proves that trying yoga might help in easing chronic lower back pain.
More or less so, patients were divided into 2 groups that were feeling lower back discomfort on a regular basis. The study consisted of a little less than 100 individuals with varied amounts of mobility and function concerns. No back pain sufferers were severely disabled where they needed help to do the yoga.
One group did not participate in the yoga workouts at all but just continued their current rehab and the other group began attempting yoga 2 times per week for 1.5 hour programs for a six month period. Research does show that the yoga group of individuals affirmed a relief in pain and restored strength, mobility, and functionality that was greater than the non-yoga group. Moreover, an added benefit was that numerous people cited less symptoms of depression. Actually, the whole study is published in the September issue of Spine Magazine.