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Category Archives: Back pain

What is Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

Isthmic Spondylolisthesis is condition where on of the vertebra of the spine slips forward over another vertebra. Continue reading

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Why High Heels Can Hurt Your Lower Back and Hips

According to a recent story in the Huffington Post, wearing high heels hurts more than just your feet. High heels can affect your overall posture. Poor posture, in turn, can cause wear and tear on your spine and joints – … Continue reading

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Glossary of Pain Management Terms (I-Z)

MRI machine Hyperalgesia: Increased sensitivity to pain or enhanced intensity of pain sensation. Inflammation: A reaction of tissues to injury or disease. Symptoms include swelling, redness, heat, and pain. Joint: The junction of two or more bones. The joint allows … Continue reading

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Two prestigious medical hospitals explain the causes of back and neck pain

Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, these are some of the more common causes of neck and back pain. For many patients, there are multiple causes. Trauma due to an accident … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spinal Pain

According to a recent article in Medical News Today, rheumatoid arthritis is a possible contributor to spinal pain and pain in the joints and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis contributes to pain, in part, because it inflames the joints. Symptoms of rheumatoid … Continue reading

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Back Pain at Work

According to OSHA  (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency that tracks workplace safety, back pain is the second leading cause of workplace injury after hand injuries. Back injury can include spinal cord damage, pinched nerves, disc damage, fractures, … Continue reading

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Summer Pain Issues and Practical Tips

As the hot weather and long hours of summer approach, it’s a good idea to think about how the heat and summer affect chronic pain. Here are a few things to think about: High humidity may affect joint pain such … Continue reading

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How Massages Can Help with Your Back Pain

The key benefits of a massage.
1. Helps the circulation and flow of blood. Blood flow provides nutrients to tissues and muscles.
2. Improves flexibility which help manage the pain of tight muscles. Flexible muscles can even help patients sleep better.
3. Increases endorphin levels. Elevated endorphins help improve your mood so you can live wit your pain. Continue reading

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You’re Not Alone. Notes from the American Academy of Pain Medicine

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. The AAPM site reported the following numbers of sufferers for various diseases and medical disorders Chronic Pain. 100 million Americans. … Continue reading

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Causes and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Causes As you age, the discs break down (degenerate). The break down occurs through a loss of fluid in the discs which narrows the space between the vertebrae and makes them less flexible. There can also be cracks/tears in the … Continue reading

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