Backache – Affecting Factors and Home Remedies

A Backache Can Be Experienced In Either The Lower Or Upper Back

Backache - Affecting Factors and Home RemediesBackache – Affecting Factors and Home RemediesA backache is a very common problem which is faced by each and every one of us, during our lifetime. The lower back ache is triggered by everyday activities, injury, overuse and it is aggravated by prolonged rest or inactivity. A typical misconception about a backache is that you need to sleep and stay away from activities for a while.

Back pain or a backache is not usually due to any serious damage. The most common cause of a backache is over-use of the muscles and ligaments that support the back. The most important thing to do during an occurrence of a backache is to monitor the symptoms. Continue reading “Backache – Affecting Factors and Home Remedies”

Holistic Chiropractic Care for Spinal Stenosis

Chiropractic Treatment For Spinal Stenosis Is To Relieve Pain

Holistic Chiropractic Care for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is aging. Spinal stenosis is sometimes called the gray hair of spinal disorders because it is more common in older adults.

Spinal stenosis is a condition, mostly in adults 50 and older, in which your spinal canal starts to narrow. Other causes of spinal stenosis are bulging discs, herniated discs, or injury to the spine. Many of the symptoms of spinal stenosis are similar to those of other spine conditions. Continue reading “Holistic Chiropractic Care for Spinal Stenosis”

Reduce Back Pain – Simple Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain

How to Reduce Back Pain?

Reduce Back PainReduce back pain is a special type of lower back pain that could indicate a serious problem with your spine. The causes of back pain are numerous; some are self-inflicted due to a lifetime of bad habits. Reduce back pain can suck the joy out of your days for weeks, months, even years.

Most low back pain is the acute, or short-term, and lasts a few days to a few weeks. Treatment options to reduce back pain are determined based on whether the pain is acute or chronic. Depending on the cause, low back pain can cause a range of symptoms.
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Understanding Lumbago Or Lower Back Pain

Lumbago aka Lower Back Pain

Lumbago is another word that is commonly used to identify lower back pain.  Lower back pain is a common complaint that will be felt by 80% of people at some point during their lives.  Lumbago symptoms can vary between dull, sharp and achy to constant pain or pain that is felt with specific movements or activities.  Lower back pain can have sudden onset if you fall or have a specific injury, or it can get manifest slowly and worsen as time passes. Continue reading “Understanding Lumbago Or Lower Back Pain”

Sciatica Nerve Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Sciatica Nerve Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Sciatica Nerve Stretches Sciatica nerve stretches are considered by many to be one of the best for treatments for sciatica.

Sciatica stretches are exercises that you can do to ease the pain.

Simple sciatica stretches are very effective as they help in easing the pressure on the sciatic nerves.

These sciatica stretches are also designed to help you gain your mobility.  Watch the Video Below… Continue reading “Sciatica Nerve Stretches for Lower Back Pain”

Chiropractor San Diego Herniated Disc Discussion

Herniated Disc Or Slipped Disc?

 Herniated Disc DiscussionThe term “Slipped Disc” has become so prevalent a term used to describe a herniated disc, search engines such as Google Search know to present herniated disc content listings when someone searches for something like “Slipped Disc Treatment”.

A herniated disc is a condition in which the annulus fibrosus (outer portion) of the vertebral disc is torn, enabling the nucleus (inner portion) to herniate or extrude through the fibers. It is relatively rare in the thoracic region of the spine. Pain from a herniated disc is a complex and painful personal experience. It is a prevalent source of neck, arm, back, and leg pain typically seen in adults between 30 and 50 years of age. Sometimes the symptoms of a herniated disc are hard to distinguish from those of other back problems.  Continue reading “Chiropractor San Diego Herniated Disc Discussion”

Sciatic Nerve – Sciatic Nerve Pain, Insurance Approved

The Sciatic Nerve and Your Back

Sciatic Nerve PainLower back pain or pain that travels any distance down your leg is likely related to the sciatic nerve (aka sciatic n.). These nerves (one for each leg) are formed by a merging of the nerve roots that exit from the five vertebrae that shape your lower back.  The sciatic nerve is responsible for transmitting all the information from your brain to each leg and likewise from your leg up to your brain.

If you happen to drop a weight on your foot, this is the nerve that relays the painful sensation from your leg to your brain. In the scenario from the last sentence, it is the sciatic nerve that also carries the nervous impulse from your brain down to your leg allowing you to pull your injured foot away from the weight.    Continue reading “Sciatic Nerve – Sciatic Nerve Pain, Insurance Approved”

Piriformis Syndrome – Simple Solutions For a Pain in the Butt

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis SyndromePiriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle causes compression of the sciatic nerve. There are a wide variety of activities that can cause the piriformis muscle to tighten and pinch the sciatic nerve. Sitting for long periods of time can irritate the piriformis muscle as can jogging, running and lifting weights.

Compression of the sciatic nerve causes sciatica – a painful condition that can include gluteal pain, back pain and in some cases pain and weakness all the way down your leg. Piriformis syndrome is a frequent contributor to the symptoms of low back pain.

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Sciatica – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sciatica:  What Is It?

As our spinal cord passes through our lumbar vertebrae it divides and creates a sciatic nerve that travels down each leg.  Sciatica is a painful condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes irritated or inflamed causing pain, weakness and / or other symptoms in the legs and for many patients – low back pain.  The sciatic nerve can be compressed by a swollen disc, a herniated disc, arthritis or spasmed muscles.  There are other more serious conditions that can irritate the sciatic nerve but thankfully they are rare.  Continue reading “Sciatica – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment”

Treating Lower Back Pain

As a San Diego chiropractor, I spend alot of my time each day treating lower back pain in my patients.  Statistics show that about 80% of the population will experience significant lower back pain at some point during their lifetime.  Most of my patients experience low back pain because of a lack of exercise combined with a poor diet and postural stress.  As you might imagine, treating lower back pain successfully takes more than chiropractic adjustments.

Treating Lower Back Pain in San Diego

Treating low back pain needs to include some lifestyle improvements for many of my chiropractic patients.  I always tell my patients that they need to identify the things that they do to aggravate their backs and eliminate or modify them. As it turns out, the best time to pinpoint specific things that aggravate your back is while you have back pain.

All you have to do is pay attention to the movements or positions that make your pain worse. The activities that aggravate your back while you are in pain are the same activities that stress your back everyday – modifying these activities will decrease the daily stress you put on your back making future episodes of back pain less likely. Eliminating the source of irritation is extremely important for fast healing with limited set backs.

There are Stabilizing Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Stabilizing ExercisesThere are specific stretches and exercises that can help with stabilizing lower back pain.  In many cases patients have tight hamstrings that need to be stretched and weak abs and glutes that need to be strengthened.  Weak and overstretched muscle groups vary from patient to patient so it is best to get evaluated before you begin specific exercises for treating lower back pain.

Chiropractic care for treating low back pain normally includes therapy to help relax muscles and reduce inflammation combined with joint adjustments that help reduce pain and improve range of motion.  Once your pain is reduced you will benefit from specific stretches and exercises that will help increase strength and flexibility making your lower back more resistant to future episodes of pain.

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