Stretching Exercise: Perform Low Back Flexion Exercise

How to Perform Low Back Flexion Diego?

Low Back Flexion ExerciseLow back flexion exercise is best to strengthen the muscles of the low back to reduce painful back symptoms. The low back flexion exercise is a simple way to improve your lumbar mobility and possibly decrease low back pain.  This low back exercise can reduce low back stiffness and can be repeated a few times, although when beginning, one repetition to start is fine.

This low back flexion exercise is designed to add activation with the lumbar spine being in neutral. Low flexion back exercise is all that is needed to strengthen and maintain a strong healthy back. It is a safe exercise to perform since it places a minimal strain on your back and can be done while lying down.
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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”

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”

Three Simple Sciatica Stretches

Simple Sciatica Stretches to Relieve Leg Pain

There are a handful of issues that cause sciatica, that being said, sciatica stretches will help most of them regardless of the cause.  While sciatica can be due to a herniated disc in the lower back, most cases of sciatica are caused by tight muscles and irritated or inflamed joints.  Although sciatica caused by a herniated disc represents  a more severe medical condition, even these cases of sciatica usually benefit from the right sciatica stretches.  I have had great success in treating sciatica patients with chiropractic care but the patients who stretch in addition to the treatment that they receive in my office do better than those that don’t stretch.

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Running Causes Low Back Pain

Low back pain caused by running is a common complaint that I treat in my San Diego chiropractic clinic. Running causes low back pain because of the impact forces that running puts through your low back. That being said, running has many benefits but you must heed the warning signs.

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