Back Pain

The Chiropractic Adjustment

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The Chiropractic Adjustment

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…

Spinal Decompression

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Spinal Decompression

Back pain disorder remains a wide-spread and leading cause of work-time lost and increased medical health care costs. Many studies have shown that conservative treatment rather than surgery has been shown to be effective for pain relief and proven cost benefit. Conservative care for back pain includes chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture,  combined with appropriate exercise regimen. Traction therapy…

Degenerative Disc Disease

February 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease, What is it? What can cause it, what are the treatment options and what should I expect. Spinal Anatomy a quick review. 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…

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Bulging Disc

December 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Bulging Disc

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 | Comments Off on Lower Back Exercises

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…

What is a Herniated Disc?

July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on What is a Herniated Disc?

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 | Comments Off on What is a Slipped Disc?

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…