Best Remedy for Lower Back Pain

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Back pain is usually referred to as either acute or chronic. Here we touch briefly on Acute back pain. Chronic back pain is usually  defined as pain which persists over twelve weeks, even after the underlying cause of previously acute low back pain has received treatment. Treatment for chronic lower back pain is outlined later. […]

Conditions That Cause Lower Back Pain

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Fortunately for many sufferers of low back pain or lumbago there is often no underlying cause of the back ache or discomfort. Back pain may occur as a result of damage, tension or inflammation arising at any point of the spine from the coccyx or tail bone up to the cervical joints of the neck. […]

Causes of Lower Back Pain

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Low back pain, sciatica, or lumbago is a common condition that will affect most adults at some point in their lives. It is endemic in Western society, affecting some 30-40% of adults, and is a growing problem , probably as  a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, with less and less manual occupations. Indeed, increased leisure […]

Paracetamol For Back Pain?

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A major piece of research has indicated that Paracetamol is no more effective in the treatment of acute low back pain than a placebo or or simple exercise, either in terms pain relief or recovery time. The study demonstrated being treated with Paracetamol for pain relief gave no evidence of either. These findings fly in […]

Best Treatment for Lower Back Pain

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What’s the best treatment for low back pain? Back pain is such a problem that the National Statistical Office estimates that some 50% of adults were affected in the last 12 months, with 80% of all adults being affected at some point in their lives. In the UK alone, some 7.6 million man days are […]

Causes of Lower Back Pain

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If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Most adults at some point will have back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. It’s estimated that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to […]

Yoga for Back Pain Relief

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A British University study recently reported that Yoga could be more effective than normal healthcare in providing back pain relief for long term sufferers of lower back pain Yoga can be described as a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced […]

Excessive MRI for Back Pain Relief?

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There’s an interesting article featured in the Pioneer Press on MRI in the treatment for low back pain which questions the possibility of it’s overuse in some states in the US. During 2009, a high percentage of outpatients with low back pain at Minnesota hospitals underwent a MRI without first trying alternatives that were both […]

Motorcycling Back Pain Relief

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This month sees the annual running of the Isle of Man TT races, to which thousands of bikers will converge to watch the road action, which was first run in 1905 (as a result of a blanket 20mph speed limit being imposed on UK roads in 1903) Quite a few of these bikers will experience […]

Osteopathic Treatment For Lower Back Pain

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What is osteopathic medicine? This field of medical concentrated on the entire person with specialized concern about the inter relationships of different body systems for maintaining health and preventing diseases. It was founded in 1874 by Andrew Taylor. 65% of DO’s (doctors of osteopathic medicine) are primary care physicians. 1892, the first osteopathic school was […]