Sleeping on the wrong mattress can cause or worsen lower back pain. Lack of support from a mattress reinforces poor sleeping posture, strains muscles and does not help keep the spine in alignment, all of which contribute to low back pain. Sleep comfort is also sacrificed if a mattress does not match one’s individual preferences. A mattress that provides both comfort and back support helps reduce low back pain, allowing the structures in the spine to really rest and rejuvenate during the night. In this newsletter we will share with you helpful tips on how to pick a mattress.
mechanism of injury to the neck that results from a sudden force that causes the neck to move beyond its normal range of motion, typically from a motor vehicle accident but also from sports or falls. In a rear impact collision, usually the occupant in the vehicle that gets struck is at greatest risk of a whiplash- type of injury.
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Low back pain is one of the most common conditions in the U.S., affecting approximately 80% of adults. Low back pain ranges in intensity, frequency, and duration, and may include leg pain and other symptoms as well.
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Each Year, millions of people experience neck pain due to injury or spine conditions. A detailed patient health history and a through description of the injury and /or pain are the first steps in designing a treatment plan to relive neck pain. There are several types of neck pain acute, and chronic and the common causes are soft tissue damage, cervical disc herniation, cervical degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and cervical stenosis.
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Sciatica describes pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body; It runs from each side of the lower spine through deep muscles in the buttock and back of the thigh, and all the way to the foot.
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Sports Injuries and Back Pain
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and sports are one approach many people choose to use to get their exercise. For people with back pain, sports can still be a viable option if they pay attention to their back. For others who participate in sports, knowing the type of strain various sports place on the back may help prevent a back injury.
This article gives specific information about sports injuries and back pain.
Newsletter October 2012:
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, affects up to 30 million Americans, mostly women and usually those over 45 or 50 years of age. The goal of any osteoarthritis treatment plan is to
increase the strength of the joints, relieve pain , improve or maintain joint movement and reduce the debilitating effects of the disease. Take an in-depth look into osteoarthritis and its treatment options in
this month’s newsletter.
Exercise is an element found in almost every back and neck pain
treatment plan. Proper exercise can improve flexibility, increase
strength, reduce existing pain and prevent future occurrences. It can
be used successfully alone in certain cases or in conjunction with
other treatments. However, exercise isn’t easy and it’s important for
back pain patients to do the right kind of exercises given their
specific back conditions.
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Often times patients with severe back pain or certain conditions, such
as when bones are weakened or have swelling and inflammation of
the joints or even muscle strain, it is nearly impossible to perform
high impact exercises. Since maintaining good health, muscle
structure and flexibility is crucial to preventing further issues, it is
imperative that patients find activities they can perform safely. Read
the articles below and follow the links to the full article for more
information on low impact exercises for back pain relief.
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