Tag Archives: Lower Back Pain

Office Chairs and Back Pain

If you work in an office setting and spend a lot of time sitting at your desk, over time you may feel increasing pain in your neck and back. Office chairs can perpetuate poor posture because most people tend to slouch when sitting in one. This puts added stress on the supports of the lower […]

Do I Have Whiplash or Whiplash Associated Disorder?

Neck pain is the most common symptom of whiplash, but it’s not the only indicator. If you have been in an accident or had your body jolted in a sporting incident, other signs of the condition can include pain in one or both arms, swelling in the neck area, numbness in the arms, pain between […]

The Epidemic of Back Pain

Expansive New Study Found Back Pain a Global Epidemic Back Pain Affects 10% of People Worldwide A new, extensive, multi-national study concluded that lower back pain associated with workplace factors accounts for a third of all work-related disability worldwide. Back pain was most common in Western Europe, followed in descending order by North Africa and […]

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Chiropractors employ a variety of techniques to alleviate pain and discomfort. One of the more common treatments for back pain management is spinal decompression therapy, a non-invasive, drug-free alternative to back surgery and potentially addictive medications. Decompression therapy has proven effective for low back pain associated with a herniated or slipped disc, spinal stenosis, degenerative […]

Americans Self-Medicating for Back Pain

Lower back pain afflicts Americans in epidemic proportions. The trend in recent years has been to opt against prescriptions drugs to try and mask the pain in favor of proactive, treatments such as chiropractic adjustments as part of a holistic approach. However, a growing concern among healthcare professions is the growing number of individuals who […]

Rethinking Back Pain Treatments

Recent studies are challenging traditional attitudes about treating back pain. For many years, the typical treatment for sciatica was bed rest—and lots of it. But new research from Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is debunking that long-held notion, finding that immobility does little to improve the back pain associated with the condition. Symptoms of […]

Children More Prone to Back Pain

There was a time when lower back pain was an adult condition associated with too much sitting at a desk and too little exercise. But as digital technology becomes ever more ubiquitous, an increasing number of children are adopting more sedentary lifestyles with intermittent or non-existent exercise or physical activity. The result—children are now experiencing […]

The Alexander Technique

According to recent figures supplied by Google, more than four million people search for “lower back pain” information on the search engine giant. It’s indicative of the ubiquity of lower back pain throughout the world in general and the United States in particular. Rather than face an extended period of taking medication, sufferers seek to […]