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Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain

Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain

Is treating the diaphragm the key to relieving chronic pain in the lower back? Researchers set out to investigate, conducting the first ever clinical trial to test the efficacy of special osteopathic techniques tending to the diaphragm for easing chronic low back pain. Osteopathic treatment that tends to the diaphragm may alleviate chronic low back […]

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How can disc desiccation be treated?

How can disc desiccation be treated?

The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, in between which are small fluid-filled discs. Desiccation of those discs is a common disorder caused by the tissues becoming dehydrated. The discs between the vertebrae in the spinal column absorb shock and impact and prevent the bones from rubbing against each other. There are five […]

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Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge can each develop for a wide range of reasons. These symptoms are common on their own. When they occur together, it can point to an underlying condition. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also explore risk factors and treatment […]

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Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says

Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says

Dry needling and acupuncture involve puncturing the skin with thin needles for therapeutic purposes. While a shared aim is to provide relief from pain, the practices are otherwise very different. Practitioners of dry needling attempt to release tension from knots and pressure points in muscles. Acupuncturists insert needles to release endorphins and affect the nervous […]

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What to know about hyperlordosis

What to know about hyperlordosis

Hyperlordosis is a condition in which there is an excessive spine curvature in the lower back. Hyperlordosis creates a characteristic C-shaped curve in the lower back, or lumbar region, where the spine curves inward just above the buttocks. It often occurs as a result of poor posture or a lack of exercise. In this article, […]

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Causes and treatment of lower back spasms

Causes and treatment of lower back spasms

There are many possible causes for lower back spasms, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and sprains and strains. People who experience recurring or worsening spasms or pain should see a doctor for an assessment. A lower back spasm usually feels like a muscle is firmly contracting or moving. However, it might also feel like a […]

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What to know about shoulder subluxation

What to know about shoulder subluxation

A shoulder subluxation refers to a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint. This occurs when the ball of the upper arm bone, called the humerus, partly comes out of the glenoid socket in the shoulder. In a complete dislocation, the humerus is knocked totally out of the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint […]

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Sitting positions for good posture

Sitting positions for good posture

Adopting the correct sitting position is essential for maintaining good posture and a healthy back and spine. Most people can improve their sitting posture by following a few simple guidelines. Sitting with a straight back and shoulders will not only improve a person’s physical health but can make them feel more confident. Many people spend […]

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Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?

Back pain and bloating can be a miserable and frightening experience when they occur together. However, the most common causes of back pain and bloating are usually due to relatively harmless, underlying conditions. Although back pain and bloating are fairly common symptoms, it is a good idea to see a doctor if they last more […]

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Can inversion therapy help with back pain?

Can inversion therapy help with back pain?

Inversion therapy is where a person is suspended upside down for several minutes with the aim of relieving back pain or similar ailments. Some evidence supports the use of inversion therapy for short-term management of back pain. Inversion therapy is said to take the pressure off a person’s spine, open up the vertebrae, and increase […]