Posts Tagged "herniated disc"

Should Your Medical Doctor Send You to a Chiropractor?

In the past, chiropractic care has been controversial in the medical community and seen as an unproven method of pain relief.  However, The American College of Physicians has now officially recognized chiropractic care as the first point of treatment for lower back pain. This means medical doctors who have patients with low back pain are supposed to send their patients to a chiropractor before trying to treat pain with medicine! The role of a chiropractor is to assess and remove physical, chemical, and emotional stress that makes patients unwell. The most basic practice of chiropractic treatment is applying a gentle controlled force to areas of the spine which are not...

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How To Pick Up Your Kid Without Blowing Out Your Back

How To Pick Up Your Kid Without Blowing Out Your Back

Mamas and Papas! Lend me Your Ears! And Low Backs! It has come to my attention (in the form of panicking new patients) that our kids are causing our emergency medical bills. Swimming classes? Sure. Organic fruit squeeze packs? Why not. But low back spasms and emergency doctor visits are certainly not what most families budget for in time or money. How do our growing munchkins cause low back spasms? Bending over to pick them up. Repeatedly. As they put more weight on every day. And wiggle and squirm. And hide behind hard-to-reach places. Moms and Dads & Grandparents, did you know that there IS a right way and a wrong way to pick up your child?...

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Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Picking a tissue up off of the floor ‘the wrong way’ didn’t cause your low back to blow out. Nor did that weird posture in yoga. Or lifting heavy weights in Crossfit. I know that you stretch your low back and hamstrings everyday. And do your core work. And tried Pilates and liked it too! So why does your lower back still hurt all day, every day? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO – 1 EXERCISE TO AVOID INJURING YOUR BACK Your low back is constantly in pain because you’re giving it a job it can’t handle.  That it isn’t designed to handle!  Your low back, located at the mid section of your entire upper and lower body is meant to connect the two....

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Yoga for Low Back Pain – Herniated Discs

Yoga for Low Back Pain – Herniated Discs

Hi friends in yoga!  This is one, big, Universal job posting from the medical community.  We need your help!  A very exciting article was published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Created by American College of Physicians, the new low back pain treatment recommendations for medical doctors affects the future, health, and safety of  millions of people.  Did you know that one out of every four Americans suffer from low back pain?  We’re talking an $80 billion industry (yes that billion with a B!)  That’s a lot of people, pain and unnecessary medical procedures. We’ve known for a very long time that different asana sequences combined with meditation are not...

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Sciatica Soothers

A pain in the butt can be a real pain in the neck! (I say in the most clinically appropriate way possible) Have you heard of sciatica?  Of course.  It’s like the common cold or any decent ‘trashcan‘ diagnosis for people who want to describe their pain using a more interesting term  other than ‘back pain’. Let me explain. The sciatic nerve exits on both sides of the last bones of your spine, or vertebrae.    Like all nerves in your body, the sciatic nerve runs like a telephone line down a certain path.  In this case, the path is: 1) the lower back 2) down through the glutes 3) down the back of the hamstring 3) into the calf 4) and into the...

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