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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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Deltoid pain: Types and treatment

Deltoid pain: Types and treatment

The deltoid is a large muscle responsible for lifting the arm and giving the shoulder its range of motion. It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm. Like many other muscles, the deltoid can be sore for a […]

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What is biceps tenodesis?

Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments.

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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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What to know about Miller Fisher syndrome

What to know about Miller Fisher syndrome

Miller Fisher syndrome, also known as Fisher’s syndrome, is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden weakness in the face, loss of reflexes, and poor coordination. Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a rare, autoimmune nerve condition. It is a less-severe form of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Read on for an overview of Miller Fisher syndrome, including symptoms, treatment, […]

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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 […]