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  • Weird Delay in Pain from Brown Recluse Spider Bite Explained

    pain - Yahoo News Search Results
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Victims of a brown recluse spider bite might feel perfectly fine — until a burning pain described by most patients as a throbbing "fire" strikes 24 hours later, according to a new study. After analyzing 23 cases of brown recluse spider bites, the researchers concluded that the mechanisms behind this pain cycle are driven by the same mechanisms involved in pain from inflammation. This observation ...
  • 'Ramp control' algorithm simplifies preoperative test for patients with severe sleep apnea

    Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    New anesthesia technique helps show cause of obstruction in sleep apneaA simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway...
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    MedicineNet Chronic Pain General
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: codeineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Understanding chronic pain's link to depression

    Chronic Pain News
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Chronic pain, defined as disabling pain that persists despite attempts at treatment and often without obvious cause, has become a serious challenge for health professionals.
  • Understanding chronic pain’s link to depression

    CHRONIC PAIN - Yahoo News Search Results
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Connection between neuronal activity and behavior could help create new drugs.
 
 
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    CHRONIC PAIN - Yahoo News Search Results

  • Understanding chronic pain’s link to depression

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    Connection between neuronal activity and behavior could help create new drugs.
  • Consumer Reports slams opioids

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Opioids overprescribed; Zohydro approval should be reconsidered, magazine says.
  • How Chronic Pain Saps Your Mental Motivation

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    A sore back or sprained wrist makes your day-to-day life harder in more ways than one. Physical impairment is annoying enough on its own, but the chronic pain is its own distraction – one that makes it hard to focus. It’s been known for a while that chronic pain saps people’s motivation. And now, a team led by Stanford University’s Neil Schwartz has pinned down, in mice, some of the chemical and ...
  • Orthology - Innovative Solution For Chronic Pain And Physical Injuries - Announces Partnership With The Minnesota ...

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthology, a world-class solution for rapid recovery from chronic pain and physical injuries, announced today that it is a new proud partner of the Minnesota Vikings. Based on patent pending, research-based methodology developed by Orthology Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Josh Sandell, Orthology rapidly resolves injuries, restores function and ...
  • 9 Ways to Tame Your Chronic Pain

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    When it comes to chronic pain, there’s usually a limit to how much relief medications and procedures can bring. That’s where changes to your daily life can help bridge the gap.
 
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  • Understanding chronic pain’s link to depression

    1 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Chronic pain, defined as disabling pain that persists despite attempts at treatment and often without obvious cause, has become a serious challenge for health professionals. It is not surprising that someone suffering from this level of pain might become ...
  • Chronic pain may rewire the brain

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    Chronic pain may alter certain brain functions, which can result in fatigue and decreased levels of motivation, according to new research. Scientists at Stanford University used mice, which they divided into three groups--one group had injuries to their ...
  • Study reveals brain mechanism behind chronic pain’s sapping of motivation

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Mice suffering chronic pain undergo a change in brain circuitry that makes them less willing to work for a reward, even though they still want it Chronic pain is among the most abundant of all medical afflictions in the developed world. It differs from a ...
  • Chronic Pain Makes Mice Lazy

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Chronic pain may rewire the brain in such a way that it decreases motivation, even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds. People don't like pain, but it does serve a purpose: to prevent further harm and pain. The brain's rewiring ...
  • How Chronic Pain Saps Your Mental Motivation

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    A sore back or sprained wrist makes your day-to-day life harder in more ways than one. Physical impairment is annoying enough on its own, but the chronic pain is its own distraction – one that makes it hard to focus. It’s been known for a while that ...
 
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  • Reiki Provides Improvement in Common Cancer-Related Symptoms

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    To complement the Research Reports in the August 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: Reiki practitioners provided services to adults being treated at a cancer center, as well as adults being treated in other areas of the same university hospital.
  • Assessment of Cancer Pain: ESMO Guidelines

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Causes, onset, type, site, absence/presence of radiating pain, duration, intensity, relief and temporal patterns of the pain, number of breakthrough pains, pain syndrome, inferred pathophysiology, pain at rest and/or moving Clinical situation by means of a ...
  • Risk for Pancreatic Cancer May Be Lowered By Continuous Low Dose Aspirin Use

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    These two types of pancreatic cancer are different in terms of different risk factors, causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prognoses. Those cancers that affect the exocrine function are the most common types of pancreatic cancers.
  • When Money Motivates Cancer Treatment Options

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    For patients whose cancer has spread (or “metastasized”) to the bone, the pain can be excruciating. While no treatments offer a cure, there are two palliative radiotherapy options that help ease the pain. The traditional approach is to treat bone ...
  • Cancer Pain

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    People with cancer often feel severe or constant pain. The pain they experience depends on the type of cancer they have, the stage the disease is at, and the therapy they receive. Approximately 25% to 50% of people with cancer complain of pain at the time ...
 
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  • State-by-State Opioid Prescribing Policies

    Zyp Czyk
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    State-by-State Opioid Prescribing Policies Physicians and others involved with prescribing controlle
  • Practicioner's Manual for Controlled Substances

    Zyp Czyk
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Practicioner’s Manual – an Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act This m
  • 6 Workout Hacks, Plus 8 Tips for Beginners

    xixykynazi
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    We all know that working out is a requirement to good health. Getting started is half the battle and without a plan you will quickly become frustrated and eventually quit. What good is that? So, for all of you (and I am in this group) that need to step up to the plate and become a little more active, consider these tips to help ensure you have drive to keep it up! Always Do Weights Before Cardio: Most people are confused about this one, and I regularly watch people at my gym do the opposite. However, trainers, serious athletes and bodybuilders do weights first: this way, your heart rate goes…
  • Causes and Some of the Symptoms of Orbital Cellulitis - Diseases Treatment - Symptoms, Causes and Cure for Diseases on A to Z

    Doctor Norman Bethune
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    The bony orbit in which the eyeball lies is lined with soft tissue. In rare cases, bacteria enter the tissue, usually from infected sinuses in the nose , or from a boil near the eye, and cause an inflammation. This is called orbital cellulitis.The pressure of the swollen tissue pushes the eyeball forward, giving your eye a staring appearance . Other symptoms are severe pain and redness in the eye, swollen eyelids that you may not be able to close, and usually a fever. In rare cases the eye exudes pus. The condition often resembles conjunctivitis. If there is pressure on the blood vessels that…
  • Quick Thrive Tip #1

    ThriveWithMe
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Information update on Thrive that I find fascinating. You can use the dermal patch to help with joint pain. Say you have knee pain, you just place your daily patch around the knee to alleviate the pain there. Or where ever you have it, tomorrow I will be placing mine on my left shoulder from carrying a toddler around on my left side. Do you have your Thrive on? And where do you place it? Interested in what Thrive can do for you? Check it out at http://candicevalnes.le-vel.com/ and sign up for a free customer account. Send me a message if you have any questions! Happy Thriving!
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    Psychology of Pain

  • 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 —…
  • I don't feel your pain - Ideas - The Boston Globe

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:29 pm
    IF YOU STOPPED the average person in an emergency room and asked why she's there—not just her guess at the problem, but what really motivated her to show up—the number one answer would be "pain." For all that modern medicine has learned about disease and treatment, it's alleviating pain that still lies at the heart of the profession. And in recent years, the notion of treating "pain" as its own entity has been rising to the forefront in medicine. Pain management now has its own journals, conferences, clinics, and specialists, and pain relief is sometimes…
 
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    Back Pain Blog

  • Back Pain Cause and Effect

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Back pain cause and effect is an interesting topic that relates to symptomatic criteria which cause pain and result from pain. Learn fascinating new research about back and neck pain.
  • Back Pain

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Back Pain Authority details the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for low back, upper back, neck, coccyx and sacroiliac pain.
  • Herniated Discs

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Herniated discs are the most common of all structural spinal issues blamed for sourcing back and neck pain. Learn all about intervertebral disc herniations.
  • Saddle Anesthesia

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Saddle anesthesia describes a reduction in sensation in the inner aspects of the buttocks, groin and inner upper legs. Saddle paresthesia might be the sign of serious neurological dysfunction.
  • Tension Myoneural Syndrome

    6 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Tension myoneural syndrome is an updated name for TMS. Learn about Dr. John E. Sarno and his tension myositis diagnosis as it relates to back pain and other chronic conditions.
 
 
 
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  • 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…
  • Preparing for a Performance? Use these unconventional strategies to bewitch your audience

    Sukie
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    No matter how prepared you are for your performance, or if your audience is two people or two hundred (or two hundred thousand), it’s easy to succumb to nerves at the last minute. When the moment arises to step out on stage, the pressure is on. There are no do-overs, no backsies and certainly no time for mistakes. You’ve got to deliver, and you want it to be flawless. But nerves can get in the way of you communicating your message. The more nervous you are, the more likely you are to forget what you were supposed to say, miss a step or flat out freeze. Not to mention that feeling…
  • What If There Was Nothing You Needed to Escape From in Your Life?

    Sukie
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    My mom was not a lackadaisical person when I was a little kid. She had opted to stay home with her two children, but that meant we didn’t have much in the way of extra money. Instead of pinching pennies by purchasing cheap, processed foods, she bought raw ingredients and made everything from scratch. That meant home baked honey whole wheat bread, bean soups that never saw the inside of a can and slow cooked meals that simmered for hours on the stove, wafting the scents of rosemary and tarragon through our house. When I was about three or four years old, she started teaching aerobics…
  • What’s the difference between fixing and changing your posture?

    Sukie
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I didn’t think I was much for video games, until some cruel individual introduced me to Civilization 5. Said individual shall remain unnamed. Basically, Civ 5 is about world domination. You play a great historical leader from any number of random countries around the world, and you start out at the beginning in 3000 B.C. with a single settler and one warrior <== read: guy with a rock tied to a stick. Over the next several thousand years, you build your civilization, creating wonders of the world, developing new technology and eventually coming into the modern era with airplanes and,…
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    Laser Spine Institute Wellness

  • 5 reasons staying hydrated helps with back pain

    Laser Spine Institute
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “How much water is in the human body?” This may seem trivial, but the answer really does matter. More than 50 percent of your body is composed of water, yet most adults still drink far less water than they should to remain hydrated. With the sun warming up the temperature, it’s easy to see why dehydration and sun-related injuries spike during the summer months. You may not realize it, but proper water intake can even minimize your risk for back pain. Read on to learn more. Nerves – Nothingin your body works independently, and the nervous system is perhaps the most integral system of…
  • Greek orzo salad for your next picnic

    Laser Spine Institute
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Pasta salads are a summer staple, but can become boring with white flour pasta and store-bought dressings. If you’re looking for something a little healthier this year, try using orzo. Orzo looks like a grain, but is actually pasta shaped like a grain. It can be made out of white flour, whole wheat flour or even rice flour.  Whole wheat flour digests slower than white flour and causes less of a spike in blood sugar. Whole wheat is also good for heart health. Making a homemade dressing instead of buying one from the store means you know you’re getting healthy oils and quality ingredients.
  • Is back pain causing my headaches? 

    Laser Spine Institute
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Triggers. They’re the obsession of anyone who suffers from chronic headaches. What causes that throbbing pain in your temples? If you could figure it out, then you could avoid carrying pain medicine everywhere. To find the source, consider thinking holistically and not just focusing on your head. It’s possible that a neck or back problem is leading to your cerebral challenges. Keep reading to learn more about the connections between back pain and headaches. Posture – For most full-time employees, work equals hours spent sitting at a desk. Consider your posture for the majority of the…
  • How to properly swing a golf club

    Laser Spine Institute
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A proper golf swing can make or break a day on the green. If you’ve ever struggled to connect with that dimpled little golf ball, then you understand the exasperation that millions of golfers experience worldwide. Such an apparently easy task can quickly become frustrating if you aren’t shown how to correctly swing the club. Or maybe you can get the ball down the green without a problem – it’s your back pain that puts a damper on your game. Regardless of your history with golf, keep reading for some tips on straightening out that swing and spending a pain-free day on the course. The…
  • What does your sciatic nerve really do?

    Laser Spine Institute
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone has heard of it – most of us misspell it – but does anyone know what it does? The sciatic nerve . . . or is it sciatica? What’s the difference anyway? Keep reading to discover what this nerve is responsible for, why its name is somewhat misleading, and why you should be glad that you never notice it. Placement – The sciatic nerve is somewhat of a misnomer because it’s actually a number of nerves that all work together. The origin of the sciatic is the lower back. From there, it splits into two main branches that spread down through the pelvis and through your legs. Behind…
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    Lower Abdominal Pain

  • What does irregular bowel movements mean

    John Hurry
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    There are a lot of people who become a bit agitated when they are not able to pass on feces for a few days. For some people, this is not considered normal because the usually pass feces every day or every other day. Those who experience irregular bowel movements or constipation often usually just pass […]The post What does irregular bowel movements mean appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • What to Do About Pain in Back of Neck

    John Hurry
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Some people might not realize but neck pain is actually quite common. It is expected that people will feel neck pain at one point in their lives. There is even a possibility that the neck pain will happen more than once. Feeling pain on the neck area depends entirely on the type of activities that […]The post What to Do About Pain in Back of Neck appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Lower Right Back Pain – What Could This Be?

    John Hurry
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    There are a lot of times when people just do not pay a lot of attention to the pain that they are feeling. There are instances when people only take notice when they are already feeling severe pain. Would people really want to wait for the time when they cannot stop the pain anymore before […]The post Lower Right Back Pain – What Could This Be? appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Pain under right rib cage-You Should Never Ignore

    John Hurry
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The rib cage is in charge of keeping the whole cardiovascular system safe. Usually, people have around 12 rib bones that positioned on each side of the thoracic cavity. There are instances when people feel pain under right rib cage. There are instances when the pain comes from the right and there are also instances […]The post Pain under right rib cage-You Should Never Ignore appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
  • Ultimate Guide to Pinched Nerve In Back

    John Hurry
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Have you ever wondered how the brain knows certain things about our body? For instance, when we hurt our hand or other parts of our body, our brain tells us where the pain is exactly. Same way when we are feeling hot or cold, the nerves located in different parts of our bodies signal the […]The post Ultimate Guide to Pinched Nerve In Back appeared first on Lower Abdominal Pain.
 
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    Stop Everyday Pain

  • What’s the Big Deal if I Crack My Own Spine?

    returntohealth
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    When a chiropractor scans for what areas to adjust – where to administer the popping release that is associated with some of the traditional techniques – it’s only the joints… The post What’s the Big Deal if I Crack My Own Spine? appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Joint Cracking: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

    returntohealth
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    If you read last week’s post you can better understand that despite how it sounds, nothing is actually breaking apart or rubbing together when your joints crack.  Pressure, gases and… The post Joint Cracking: The Good, Bad and the Ugly appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Joint Cracking. What’s Really Happening?

    returntohealth
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    The cracking of the spine is a topic that is cloaked in confusion and urban myths.  To many people it sounds and feels like something is breaking or that bones… The post Joint Cracking. What’s Really Happening? appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Shearing Stress and Yoga

    returntohealth
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    If step #2 of stopping your everyday pain is all about avoiding twisting or “shearing” stress on the spine, then what about twisting yoga poses? Yoga is supposed to be… The post Shearing Stress and Yoga appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
  • Stop Feeding The Fire of Your Everyday Pain – Step #2:

    returntohealth
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    #2: Stop the Shearing! The third source of mechanical stress that was introduced in Chapter 1 is shearing.  Shearing forces are something that happens when you combine compression and tension.… The post Stop Feeding The Fire of Your Everyday Pain – Step #2: appeared first on Stop Everyday Pain.
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  • 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…
  • Bulging Disc at a Young Age

    Dr. Ron Nusbaum
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    Back Clinics of Canada Patient Question of the Week I’m 35. My doctor has diagnosed me with an L4-L5 bulging disc. It’s so painful. I feel I’m too young for this. Do I have to look forward to back pain for the rest of my life? I’m sorry to hear about your pain. Low back pain does not discriminate. Eighty percent of Canadians will experience it at some time in their adult lives. Bulging discs do not always cause pain. In fact, many people have one and don’t even know it. But sometimes the bulge extends so far that it presses on an adjacent nerve. When this happens, pain and other…
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