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  • Expert: Move pain management into 21st century

    Chronic Pain News
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    In truth, untreated chronic pain can stress the heart, decrease lung function, dampen appetite and cause a host of psychological issues like depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances and social isolation.
  • Why See a Pain Psychologist?

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    mirzamd
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    People with chronic pain may also suffer from depression or general anxiety, which may make the pain even worse. But few have heard of pain psychology. According to pain psychologist and researcher Beth Darnall, Ph.D., in Psychology Today, “Pain psychologists typically have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and completed an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in chronic pain.” Some have their own practice, but usually a pain psychologist is a member of a pain management team. They may work in a pain clinic, outpatient chronic pain functional restoration program, or hospital…
  • Weak Legs

    Back Pain Blog
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Weak legs might be a direct result of a spinal or muscular back problem. Learn about the association between leg weakness and back pain syndromes.
  • When a tiny patch of scaly skin is the first sign of arthritis and heart problems

    pain - Yahoo News Search Results
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Standing at her shop counter, pharmacist Rosie Beaton, 35, who lives in Glasgow, was overwhelmed by a throbbing pain in one of her toes.
  • Local anaesthetic for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as safe and effective as general anaesthetic

    Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Local anaesthetic is as safe and effective for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as general anaesthetic, according to results of the FRANCE 2 registry presented at ESC Congress today...
 
 
 
 
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  • Blood In Urine Can Be Invisible - And It May Indicate Bladder Cancer

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Thay's about half those who had visible blood in their urine but higher than figures for other potential symptoms of bladder cancer that warrant further investigation. The study examined more than 26,000 people whose anonymised data contributed to the ...
  • Many signs point to prostate cancer

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as trouble urinating; decreased force in the urine stream; blood in the urine; blood in semen; general pain in the ...
  • Light gold for Cole, and illuminate the need to beat childhood cancer

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    I miss my son every second of every day. By talking to many other parents who have lost children to childhood cancer, I have come to understand that this pain will last until I am gone. A week before Cole died in our arms, he looked up at me and said ...
  • Fear of opioid addiction keeps some cancer patients from seeking pain relief

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say. “At the end of life, we should feel comfortable providing whatever necessary to control ...
  • Addiction Fear Keeps Many Cancer Patients in Pain: Study

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say. “At the end of life, we should feel comfortable providing whatever necessary to control pain,” said Joel Hyatt ...
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  • Medical Marijuana Reduces Painkiller Overdose Rates

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that states with legalized medical marijuana for pain management have significantly lower rates of prescription painkiller overdoses. The study’s researchers looked at medical marijuana cards ...
  • Alternatives to drugs effective in pain management

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    HOUSTON — The room looks more hospital than spa, but there are spa touches to it. The nurse, Obata Olaye, removes a soft beige blanket from a warmer and tucks it around the patient. Often, Olaye says, the lights will be dim and soothing music will play ...
  • Laboring under misconceptions: Epidural myths may keep women from reliable pain management

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    (BPT) - It’s one of the most effective, safest and widely used forms of pain management for women in labor, yet there are misconceptions about epidurals, a recent study shows. From fears of permanent back pain to allegations of potential harm to the baby ...
  • Gov. Walker Proclaims September Pain Awareness Month in Wisconsin

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The American Chronic Pain Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, and Advanced Pain Management are teaming up to spread awareness of pain and pain treatment options. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed ...
  • Comprehensive Pain Services: Quality is top priority

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Comprehensive Pain Services is a growing pain management office that serves the Wooster, Massillon and Barberton communities. Founded in 2004 as an anesthesia/pain management practice at Doctors Hospital in Massillon, the practice has grown to more than 30 ...
 
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  • HOPE: Olympian Amy Van Dyke Takes Her First Steps Despite Paralyzing Back Injury

    Jennifer Grassman
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    When I gave birth to my second daughter on July 7, I tore my left glute. I was in so much pain, that even on morphine, my leg was spasming and bouncing uncontrollably. It was terrifying! When I was sent home from the hospital, my doctor refused to re-prescribe me pain medicine or refer me to a specialist (I suspect they were fearing a lawsuit because my injury was not handled the way it should have been). It hurt so bad I couldn’t walk, or even lie down to sleep. I had to sleep bolt upright or my leg contorted in spasms. Thankfully, I was able to see a Pain Management physician who…
  • Medical Humanities Lexicon: Substituted Judgment

    lerybuzu
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Today’s entry in the Lexicon is “substituted judgment.” The phrase refers to one of the integral standards according to which surrogate decisions for incapacitated patients are judged. The movement for advance directives legislation most closely tracked the seminal Quinlan decision of 1976, in which the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that Joseph Quinlan, Karen Ann Quinlan’s guardian, had the right to refuse life-sustaining treatment (“LST”) on her behalf. In the fourteen years between Quinlan and the U.S. Supreme Court‘s decision of Cruzan, nearly…
  • Why See a Pain Psychologist?

    mirzamd
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    People with chronic pain may also suffer from depression or general anxiety, which may make the pain even worse. But few have heard of pain psychology. According to pain psychologist and researcher Beth Darnall, Ph.D., in Psychology Today, “Pain psychologists typically have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and completed an APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowship in chronic pain.” Some have their own practice, but usually a pain psychologist is a member of a pain management team. They may work in a pain clinic, outpatient chronic pain functional restoration program, or hospital…
  • Life with Chronic Illness - Pacing and Routine revisited

    Megan S
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Last week I discussed how pacing was one of the key recommendations from the International ME/CFS Pr
  • Preparing For Bundles Arrival

    effadylia
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I am 38 weeks tomorrow. I seriously thought Bundles would be here by week 37. Then again, most doctors believe that the first born would definitely take his or her time when it comes to their first debut on earth. No rush baby, but we are ready for you, so you can come out anytime now. Some photos of our preparation are as follows: Total weight gain so far? 23kg. During the last scan at 37 weeks, Bundles weighs about 2.9kg, increased almost a kilo two weeks prior. That is quite a growth spurt. Wonder what did I do. Haha. I look forward to find out his current weight during tomorrow’s…
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    Psychology of Pain

  • Why Do Amputees Feel the Ache of Nothingness? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    or amputees, it's adding insult to injury. They've already lost pieces of themselves that they thought they could always count on, limbs that they first discovered while waving the chubby things in their cribs. Yet after that life-changing loss comes a new kind of suffering: They begin to feel pain in the voids, in the places where their limbs used to be.The phenomenon of phantom limb pain is both cruel and common; some studies have estimated that about 75 percent of amputees feel pain in their nonexistent limbs. It's also so mysterious that psychologists, doctors, and neuroscientists have…
  • Pain and Depression: A Comorbidity Conundrum | Pain Research Forum

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Interest in pain is on the rise at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), said Nora Volkow, chief of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, welcoming participants to the 9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium, held May 28-29, 2014, in Bethesda, US. Volkow noted a significant increase in research funding at the NIH for chronic pain conditions, which amounted to $400 million in 2014, up from $279 million in 2008. That is still just about 1 percent of the entire NIH pie, but in an era of shrinking budgets overall, that is no small progress.The increase follows the 2010 Affordable Care Act…
  • How to Talk About Pain - NYT

    13 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    LONDON — IN 1926, Virginia Woolf published an essay on pain, "On Being Ill." Isn't it extraordinary, she observed, that pain does not rank with "love, battle and jealousy" among the most important themes in literature. She lamented the "poverty of the language of pain." Every schoolgirl who falls in love "has Shakespeare, Donne, Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry." Where are the novels or epic poems devoted to typhoid, pneumonia or toothaches, Woolf wondered? Instead, the person in pain is forced…
  • Prescription Rates For Painkiller Vary Widely By State : Shots - Health News : NPR

    3 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes. But the overdose risks vary quite a bit depending on where in the country you live. One reason is that how often doctors prescribed the drugs, such as Percocet, Vicodin and generic opioids, varies widely by state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed a commercial database of drug prescriptions looking for patterns. Nationwide, there were 82.5 prescriptions written for opioid painkillers…
  • Common Back and Leg Pain Treatment May Not Help Much, Study Says - NYTimes.com

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    A widely used method of treating a common cause of back and leg pain — steroid injections for spinal stenosis — may provide little benefit for many patients, according to a new study that experts said should make doctors and patients think twice about the treatment.Hundreds of thousands of injections are given for stenosis each year in the United States, experts say, costing hundreds of millions of dollars.But the study, the largest randomized trial evaluating the treatment, found that patients receiving a standard stenosis injection — which combine a steroid and a local anesthetic —…
 
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    Back Pain Blog

  • Spine Health

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Achieving lasting spine health maintains a positive lifestyle. A healthy spine is crucial to preserve general wellness, since the backbone provides the neurological signals that sustain life.
  • Arachnoiditis

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Arachnoiditis describes pain that is caused by infection or inflammation of one of the spinal meninges, which are the protective membranes that surround the spinal nerve tissues.
  • Alexander Technique for Back Pain

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Alexander technique for back pain is an approach to care involving the use of posture and breathing to help balance the body. Alexander therapy is a noninvasive complementary health practice.
  • Herbs for Back Pain

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Herbs for back pain offer all natural treatment for many spinal conditions. Herbal treatment is natural and can be very effective for some patients. Learn about back ache herbs.
  • Weak Legs

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Weak legs might be a direct result of a spinal or muscular back problem. Learn about the association between leg weakness and back pain syndromes.
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    Concussion News

  • Can Diabetes Be Reversed? New Research Help Reverse The Disease In 21 Days Diet Plan

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The term 'reversal' is applied when diabetics can go off their insulin medication but still need to stick to certain lifestyle changes. MIAMI, FL, USA, September 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Medical science has again proved its mettle by …
  • MHRA, IATA, IAG Cargo, American Airlines, Sanofi Aventis and GSK to speak at Cold Chain Distribution- 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    SMi’s 9th annual Cold Chain Distribution will be taking place in Central London, on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014. LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, September 1, 2014 /EINPresswire.com/ -- SMi’s 9th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and …
  • Local player talks about his concussions

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    … day. Recurring concussions In 2013, Bakker suffered a second concussion near the … players who suffer concussions lose consciousness and that most concussions happen without … after being diagnosed with a concussion. Potential complications include having difficulty …
  • Broncos WR Welker returns to practice after concussion

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    … first time since sustaining a concussion on Aug. 23. That meant … 's still in the (concussion) protocol. He's still … to a team function. His concussion in a preseason game against … year's pair of concussions in a three-week span, Welker …
  • Texas worried about QB Ash after concussion

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    … this weekend after experiencing more concussion-related symptoms, and coach Charlie Strong … medical redshirt after suffering a concussion at BYU last season. [+] Enlarge … you have that number of concussions, you have to be concerned … another game due to recurring concussion symptoms. Texas will adjust its …
 
 
 
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  • What if Fixing Your Bad Posture is Doing More Harm than Good?

    Sukie
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Conventional wisdom says that if you have bad posture, you should work on it. Make it better. Improve it. In short, it’s time to go to the mechanic and have your body “fixed.” But what if fixing your bad posture is just making the problem worse? What if strengthening those back muscles to pull your rounded shoulders back into place is making your body want to hunch them even more? What if stretching your quads to correct your lower cross syndrome and silence your grouchy (and highly vocal) back is just increasing the strain on your spine? That would seem odd. I mean, if the…
  • It’s Okay to Want. Really, It Is.

    Sukie
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    From the moment you’re born, you long. You take your first breath, and then the whole world is brand new, full of color and light and shapes and sounds and sensations. Most importantly, sensations. As you grow, you reach for the world around you, extending your arms, rolling around the room, learning to crawl and finally to stand and walk. Your system desires mobility because being able to move around lets you explore increasingly large and mysterious aspects of your personal universe. You want to touch everything, to put it in your mouth, often to your parent’s disgrace. Worms…
  • It’s Time to Declare Your Body a No Judgement Zone

    Sukie
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    What do you see when you look in the mirror? I mean really look, not with the glazed over eyes you use to make sure there’s no coffee stains and only an acceptable amount of cat fur clinging to your clothes. When you see yourself, where do your eyes go? If you’re like most people, you probably engage in a combination of selective viewing and judgmental self talk. You keep to the places that don’t make you cringe while a broken record of self flaggelation plays in the back of your mind. I need to eat less. I’ve got to quit with the sugar. Why can’t I lose the…
  • Quitting Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak, It Means You’re Smart.

    Sukie
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. Pain is temporary but quitting is forever. No pain, no gain. Our language is rife with axioms about quitting, or rather about NOT quitting. Never ever for any reason should you give up, give in, throw in the towel, walk off the field or just plain give up. A quitter is seen as someone who is weak willed, lacking character and just plain lazy. But maybe we’re approaching this all wrong. Think about it…if you never quit one thing, you’d have no space to take on something new. I’m sure if you think back on your life, you’ll…
  • Is Stress Taking Over Your Life? Savvy Strategies for Turning Today’s Biggest Epidemic into a Tootheless Tiger

    Sukie
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Stress! It’s on everybody’s mind (and in their bodies). In a culture that’s constantly on the move, it’s tough to outrun the stress demons. In fact, it’s hard to make it through a day without needing anxiety pills just to bring your blood pressure back to normal! Well, the good news is that there are simple and effective ways to deal with stress, and it doesn’t mean you have to quit your job, divorce your spouse, and move to a mountain top. What good would that be? You’d just be lonely, and that would stress you out, too. So, we have to find a better…
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    Laser Spine Institute Wellness

  • 5 ways to avoid back pain on Labor Day

    Laser Spine Institute
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    This Labor Day is the perfect time to rethink a few of your favorite activities. If you have back pain you may want to spend your time wisely this holiday. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to stay mentally and physically active this Labor Day without causing back pain. Start with a good stretch While a game of tackle football might be a bad choice, there are some great back-friendly ways to work on your physique during Labor Day. Yoga is definitely one of them. Yoga emphasizes flexible strength and joint health, perfect for combating the effects of aging and spinal conditions. Typically…
  • 7 signs you may be wearing the wrong shoes

    Laser Spine Institute
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    You may think of shoes as a simple fashion statement, or maybe just a functional piece of your wardrobe, but your shoes play a foundational role to your overall health. Here are seven ways to know if your shoes are causing you unnecessary back pain. Changes to your gait. Pay attention to the way you walk barefoot, and then compare that to your gait when wearing different pairs of shoes. Chances are – especially with high heels – that certain pairs of shoes will negatively alter your gait. This unnatural change can put undue stress on your spine and lead to misalignments. Uneven balance.
  • 5 back-friendly ways to spend Labor Day

    Laser Spine Institute
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    A three-day weekend is upon you, but you’re already expecting your back pain to keep you stuck on a lawn chair watching everyone else have fun. Sound familiar? Whether you’re dealing with a strain or sprain, are recovering from back surgery or a back injury, or are living with arthritis, scoliosis or another back condition, pain doesn’t have to impede you from living your life. Check out five ways to enjoy your bonus Sunday while still being friendly to your back. Hit the green. Golf isn’t automatically a no-go for people with back pain. Just know your limits. Take a cart if walking…
  • Can a high-protein diet reduce back pain?

    Laser Spine Institute
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    High-protein diets have become very popular for weight loss and body building. New diets are popping up all the time, promising a slim waist and reduced appetite. Another allure of these diets is the idea that one can eat butter, bacon and steak as opposed to salads, and still lose weight. The list of approved foods in this type of diet sounds like a dieter’s dream to be sure. How do these diets work? High-protein, low-carb diets cause the body to burn fat for energy and, if the diet is adhered to long enough, it causes the body to go into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when a body…
  • How to avoid back pain during pregnancy

    Laser Spine Institute
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Along with cravings and an ever-expanding waistline, there’s another common pregnancy symptom that women often experience: back pain. Watch as Dr. Perry, Chief Medical Director at Laser Spine Institute, discusses this frequent topic among pregnant women. While it’s a common complaint, there are steps you can take to alleviate your aching back. Follow Dr. Perry’s do’s and don’ts to decrease back pain during your pregnancy. Click HERE to watch the video.   Related posts:Pregnancy and Back PainDo I have sciatica? Do your kids have the right backpack to prevent back pain?5 things…
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  • Inner thigh pain causes and treatment

    John Hurry
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    There are some people who literally feel in shock when they experience inner thigh pain because it might occur suddenly when people least expect to feel it. There are instances when people might be going through with the usual things that they have to do then suddenly, they will just feel the pain and they […] The post Inner thigh pain causes and treatment appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Pain above Belly Button what could it be

    John Hurry
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    There are times when people experience sudden pain above belly button. The pain may go away as suddenly as it began. It is possible that if you have just experienced pain above the belly button, you may choose to disregard it and continue with the things that you are doing or you may also want […] The post Pain above Belly Button what could it be appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Pain on Left Side during Pregnancy

    John Hurry
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    There are a lot of pregnant women who complain about feeling pain on left side during pregnancy. If you are also feeling this way, you have to remember that you are not alone. It is highly likely that a lot of pregnant women all over the world are feeling this too. While it may be […] The post Pain on Left Side during Pregnancy appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • How to Milk the Prostate Step By Step

    John Hurry
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    There are a lot of people who do not know that how to milk the prostate is possible but it is a practice being done by people all over the world in order to help them for medical and sexual purposes. Some men do not know if the process will benefit them. Understanding the whole […] The post How to Milk the Prostate Step By Step appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Pain in Your Right Temple – What Is It?

    John Hurry
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    There are instances when you experience headache and instead of taking time to ponder on the possible reasons for feeling pain, you just let it slide and you tend to focus on just making the pain go away. Knowing the real reasons for experiencing pain can be crucial. More often than not, the pain is […] The post Pain in Your Right Temple – What Is It? appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
 
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    Stop Everyday Pain

  • Chemical Triggers of Pain: Stop Eating Them!

    returntohealth
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Watch Your Inflammatory Food Intake! There are many resources out now about different approaches to the anti-inflammatory diet.  The tricky thing to be aware of here, is that not everybody… The post Chemical Triggers of Pain: Stop Eating Them! appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Chemical Triggers of Pain: Get ‘Em Outta Here!

    returntohealth
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Eliminate! Remember from earlier discussions that whenever there is pain, there is inflammation.  Knowing what we know now about inflammation from Chapter 1 blog posts, we also can say that… The post Chemical Triggers of Pain: Get ‘Em Outta Here! appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Stop Your Everyday Pain… With Ice or Heat?

    returntohealth
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    For both old and new pain, when it spikes or first appears, the initial step should always be to apply ice.  I often hear confusion about when and whether to… The post Stop Your Everyday Pain… With Ice or Heat? appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Chemical Triggers of Pain: Put Out the Kindling!

    returntohealth
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    These chemical triggers are a little sneakier than the mechanical category of everyday pain triggers – less obvious just like glowing embers disguised as white coals.  They don’t necessarily look… The post Chemical Triggers of Pain: Put Out the Kindling! appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Stop Feeding the Fire of Your Everyday Pain – Step #3:

    returntohealth
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    #3: Move Like a Robot! If you are doing things right, you’ll notice that the result of stopping or controlling all the different possible mechanical stressors, leaves you feeling incredibly… The post Stop Feeding the Fire of Your Everyday Pain – Step #3: appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
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    Back Pain Doctor

  • Road Trips and Back Pain Infographic

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    The Road Trips and Back Pain Infographic from Back Clinics of Canada If you’re one of the 80 percent of adults taking at least one road trip this year, be aware that car travel is not great for back pain. Minimize your low back pain and neck pain on long drives with these tips: 1. Use a Lumbar Support Pillow: This can help reduce stress on the lower back and help maintain proper alignment. 2. Good Posture: Minimize strain on your neck, shoulders and lower back. Adjust your seat and mirrors and reach the pedals comfortably. 3. Take Driving Breaks & Stretch: If you suffer low back…
  • Summer Road Trips and Back Pain

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    More than 80 percent of adults will probably take at least one summer road trip this year*. On average, they’re willing to drive more than 500 miles. That equates to approximately 8-9 hours on the road. There are many positive reasons for choosing travel by car: fresh air, low cost, enjoyment of driving, family time. Unfortunately there are some drawbacks as well. Long drives are not good for the back. If you suffer with any kind of back or neck pain, such as bulging or herniated disc, spinal arthritis or sciatica, you may find your pain aggravated by long stretches on the road. If you…
  • How Do I Get Relief From Back and Neck Pain When I Sleep?

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Back Clinics of Canada infographic with sleep position tips for reducing back and neck pain. Sleep Position: On your back OR on your side. If on back, prop up your knees with a pillow, if on side, prop a pillow between your knees. Meditation: Relaxing your body will ease muscle tension Neck Pillow: Having  a good pillow such as a contoured pillow or a water pillow to support the neck may help to prevent waking up with neck pain. Mattress: Choose a tight-top mattress or a very low-profile pillow top. A higher firmness will provide support without sacrificing comfort. Body Pillow: A body…
  • Preventing Back Injuries While Playing Golf

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:24 am
    With over 5.7 million golfers in Canada*, golf has become the most popular recreational sport in Canada. This is due to an increase in baby boomers retiring and the increase in golf courses in the country. With summer just beginning, even the most casual golfers are beginning to take advantage of the weather. Many golfers, both casual and serious, frequently injure their back because they do not take into account the potentially taxing strain on their bodies that comes with golfing. The most common injury occurs in one’s lower back. There are several ways in which you can take proactive…
  • Prevent Low Back Pain: If You’re Sitting All Day, These 3 Tips May Help

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    13 May 2014 | 10:21 am
    It’s easy to understand how back pain can result from a workplace injury or from repetitive stress. But from sitting? Yes. The problem often lies in the muscle group that connects the lower back to the legs. It’s called the iliopsoas or inner hip muscles. These muscles get tight when you sit all day. This tightening causes the abdomen to be pulled forward and downward, causing pressure on the lower back. Unnatural pressure on the lower back can certainly lead to pain. Prolonged sitting can also compress spinal structures like the discs and lead to their deterioration, and may also…
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