More Lifting Weights or Less to Treat Low Back Pain?

. If you want to treat your low back pain, you should do MORE weightlifting, rather than do less of it. Increase your time lifting weights to improve your back. Read more…

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Does Slow Walking on a Treadmill Desk Stiffen Your Back?

. Have you found that walking even just one mph on your treadmill desk after 30 minutes leaves your low back feeling oddly stiff? What's going on here? A chiropractor explains why slow walking on Read more...

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Can Lumbar Scoliosis Be Corrected Without Surgery?

“Research is inconclusive on whether nonsurgical care truly corrects [lumbar] scoliosis by reducing the curvature of the spine,” begins Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid, D.C., chiropractor with Laser Spine Institute. “However, many patients have received significant symptomatic Read more...

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Can Prostate Cancer Cause Lower Back Pain?

Are you wondering if your lower back pain is being caused by prostate cancer? “In general, prostate cancer causes no symptoms,” begins Kenneth Peters, MD, chief of urology for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Read more...

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Low Back Pain In Morning: Causes & Solutions

If you’re fed up with morning back pain, a chiropractor explains the causes and how to treat this problem. “When low back pain predominantly begins in the morning, the source is often from arthritic facet Read more...

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MRI vs. CT Scan for Low Back Pain

“The best test to obtain when looking at the spine is an MRI” rather than the CT scan, says Dr. Michael Perry,​ Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Laser Spine Institute. “These scans are the best Read more...

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Can GERD Cause Constant Chest & Back Pain?

Are you wondering (hoping) that your constant chest and back pain is being caused by GERD rather than a heart problem? GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease and is notorious for causing chest pain. “Acid Read more...

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Ovarian Cancer Back Pain vs. IBS: Symptom Comparison

Here is a comparison between the back pain of ovarian cancer and that of irritable bowel syndrome. Though this article should not be used to make a home-based diagnosis, it does have the purpose to Read more...

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Your Herniated Disc May Not Be Cause of Your Back Pain

“The single most important thing for people who have been diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc to know is that this may not be the cause of their pain at all,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD Read more...

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Low Back Pain Treatment: Strength Training vs. Cardio

. Low back pain treatment comes in many forms, and exercise is a modality that I myself have my clients perform. Exercise in general will benefit low back pain issues, but if you had to Read more...

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Does Movement Hurt or Help Lower Back Pain?

  Low back pain is extremely common, and intuition dictates that movement will worsen this condition; on the other hand, more and more research shows otherwise—that movement is actually beneficial and helps treat low back Read more...

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Single Best Exercise for Curing Low Back Pain

If there’s only one exercise you could do to cure low back pain, I have it. There is one exercise for curing low back pain that stands out way beyond the rest. It’s a powerhouse of Read more...

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Severe Backaches with IBS: Cause & Prevention

Just what causes that backache from your irritable bowel syndrome? For this article I consulted with Michael Blume, MD, a gastroenterologist at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore. The question isn’t if IBS can cause backache. The Read more...

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Walk Backward on Treadmill for Low Back Pain Relief

You can relieve your low back pain by walking backwards on a treadmill--but if you hold on, you'll sabotage this benefit! You need to stand upright and keep your hands off the rails. Walking backward on Read more...

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Lower Back Pain When You Wake Up: Causes and Solutions

A person who experiences lower back pain after waking up may feel perfectly fine throughout the rest of the day, including during exercise. But it's just when they wake up, that their lower back hurts. Read more...

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Lower Back Pain Relief Naturally without Drugs

. Prescription drugs only mask back pain; they do nothing to cure back pain. If you suffer from chronic back pain, here are healthy ways for back pain relief. In most cases of chronic low Read more...

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Low Back Pain: Cold Treatment vs. Hot Pack

Is hot treatment better than cold for low back pain, or vice versa? First of all, the vast majority of low back pain will go away on its own, says Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD, nationally distinguished Read more...

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Low Back Pain with Treadmill Incline: Cause, Solutions

Find out the cause and solutions to low back pain from using a treadmill incline. Have you noticed that using an incline on a treadmill triggers low back pain or an ache? I’m a certified Read more...

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Caregivers: Prevent Back, Shoulder Pain with 3 Exercises

Here are three exercises that every caregiver should do to help prevent back and shoulder pain. I know what the physical demands of caregiving are like, and I also know which exercises are best at Read more...

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Does Back Pain with Chest Pain Mean Heart Attack?

What are the odds that if you uexplainably feel pain in both your back and your chest that it's a heart attack? Perhaps you’ve read that back pain can signal an oncoming heart attack, or Read more...

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