By Steven Hefferon, PTA, CMT
For some people, it may be difficult to see a downside to women with large breasts. But for 1 million women who are - let us say "generously endowed" - it can be a source of considerable pain. Some women, in fact, suffer with severe pain, deteriorating posture, and are at risk for spinal deformi … Read More
by Robert Chu, PhD, Lac
Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, because of too much pain? Does it take you an hour or two for your body to ‘warm up' and your joints and muscles to loosen before you can tackle the tasks of the day? You are not alone.
According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibr … Read More
Is Back Pain Ruining Your Love Life?
If you’ve ever had back pain you know that it’s difficult to perform non-strenuous activities like walking and sitting, so more vigorous activities such as sex often have to take a back seat until the pain subsides. This can place unnecessary pressure on a relationship as intimacy take … Read More
Fibromyalgia pain takes both a physical and emotional toll on an individual. The chronic pain makes it difficult to stay active and maintain a positive outlook. Though fibromyalgia is difficult to "cure", it is possible to reduce the pain and live a happy, well balanced life. This article will uncover practical tips for stay … Read More
If you are suffering from osteoporosis, you are not alone. Millions of women (and men) also face challenges associated with this condition. To summarize, osteoporosis is one of the most common forms of bone disease and can lead to weakened and fragile bones. In fact, nearly half of all American women over 50 years of … Read More
Some doctors seem to be a bit quick in recommending back fusion surgery, but what is one to do when that surgery leaves them not only still in pain but with less mobility than before. This happens more often than you would think. It’s not just failed back fusions either, many back surgery procedures are deemed unsuccessful.
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Treatments for back pain have come a long way in the last few decades. Even though, more and more people are experiencing back pain then ever before, they are also equipped with far more options than in the past. This article will review some of the most common back pain muscle treatments.
First of all, back pain experts ty … Read More
The internet is filled with information on back pain. Whether you go to websites like ours, or other back pain related sites, you can find a wealth of information on back pain- what causes it, symptoms of back pain and how to treat it. Many physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and other pain specialists have their … Read More
by Robert Chu, PhD, L.Ac.
Perhaps you've had a hard day, you had to shovel the walk, dig your car out of the snow, mailed a few heavy packages, are carrying around some extra holiday weight, or had to take your in-laws around town. You're tired, and it feels like your back is about to go out.
To keep your back in supple wo … Read More
By Steve Hefferon, CMT, CPTA
With all the technological advancements in medicine and pain treatment programs, you’d think back pain would be a thing of the past. Unfortunately pain is a mysterious beast with many origins and there is not always a clear-cut cause or treatment. Luckily for you, we at The Healthy Back Instit … Read More