Lower Back Pain

Pinched Nerve In Low Back

August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pinched Nerve In Low Back A Pinched Nerve In The Low Back can be a chronic (long term) or acute  (short term) painful disorder that usually is due to compression of a spinal nerve root (branch coming off of the spinal cord) that can be compressed as it exit through the sides of the vertebra.…

Lower Back Muscles

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Muscles are a specialized soft tissue, comprised of cells whose unique function is to contract or stretch. Muscles attach to various bones and allow for human motion. The lower back muscles are made up of several layers. They hold the body erect (upright), maintain posture and allow for motions of the trunk, including bending, and…

Lower Back Pain Treatment

April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Are The Top 5 Conservative Lower Back Pain Treatments? Moist Heat: Muscle tension is a common denominator in acute and even chronic low back pain. Moist heat can help to increase localized blood flow to the area bringing in blood which has oxygen and other healing properties to the stressed tissue. Apply 15-20 minutes…

The Chiropractic Adjustment

February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is estimated that there are more than 100 named methods of spinal manipulation treatment (SMT)  techniques or methods.  Several  high quality research studies have demonstrated that SMT is an effective non-invasive conservative treatment for  mechanical spinal related disorders. SMT is dated back to ancient China. Modern methods were introduced in the late 19th and…

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Bulging Disc

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Is A Bulging Disc?  A bulging disc occurs when the cushion between vertebrae (intervertebral disc) loses its shape and puts pressure on a spinal nerve. What Causes A Bulging Disc? Bulging discs occur from weakening of the outer fibrous containment ring, most often linked to the aging process. It only becomes problematic when the bulge…

Lower Back Pain Exercises for Strengthening

Lower Back Exercises

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lower Back Exercises Overview Lower Back Exercises are considered both a preventive as well as rehabilitative form of management of lower back problems. Lower Back Exercises improve muscle strength and thereby helps relieve many back pain difficulties. Lower Back Exercises help improve motion, and vertebral joint AKA facet’s, function. During lower back exercises, blood flow…

Foot Orthotics

Why Should I Use Foot Orthotics?

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Foot Orthotics Overview Mechanical or anatomic abnormalities can cause a combination of foot problems. These may affect the ankle, or other joints including the same sided knee, hip and even the lower back Occasionally the altered mechanics of the of the lower extremity at the ankle, or altered positions of the anatomic structures of the…

What is a Herniated Disc?

July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Herniated Disc Overview The inter-vertebral disc is composed of cartilage tissue between two spinal vertebra. It serves as a cushion separating two bone. The outer strong fibers are called the annulus with a nucleus of gelatinous material in the center. Mechanically the discs function as the “shock absorbers” for the spine. There are 23 discs…

What is a Slipped Disc?

July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A “slipped disc” is actually a state where parts of an injured, abnormal or degenerated disc protrude out against surrounding nerve tissues. Other names for this condition besides slipped disc include herniated disc, ruptured disc or prolapsed disc. The lower back is most often affected by this problem. The discs themselves are shock absorbing defensive…

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Pinched Nerve in Your Back

July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is a Pinched nerve in your Back? A pinched nerve is one that has disruption of function by pressure applied to it from adjacent tissues like bones, muscles, cartilage and tendons. Although pinched nerves can occur anywhere along the back, the most common cause is due to a herniated disk in the lower spine…