If you have ever experienced recurring low back pain, you know that things can be going just fine and then suddenly, you are feeling that back pain again! You might even end up stuck lying flat on your back with an ice pack, unable to move. We have heard of this scenario time and time again. There are some constant factors to be aware of and we have tips to help you beat your low back pain.
When you envision yourself enjoying true health, pinched nerves are not part of the picture. A compressed nerve (often called a pinched nerve) causes pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in your leg or arm. For some, the symptoms are debilitating.
We've got a guest blogger for this week's article! The experts at The Sleep Help Institute are sharing the scoop on the link between back pain and sleep deprivation, and how to overcome it.
Over 80% of the population in the United States complains of back pain, making it a very common occurrence. Most likely, you've suffered from back pain, so you know how debilitating it can be. With so many back pain sufferers, it is important for us to understand what is causing it. For many, our feet are the culprit.
Typically the first response to pain is to take a pain pill like Tylenol or Advil. While this is an understandable response, this hurry to mask our pain symptoms, leads to us ignoring our body's only way of letting us know that something needs attention. For example, a headache is usually an indication of hunger or stress. A sore throat could be telling you that you need to rest your voice. If you mask these pain messages without addressing where they're coming from, you risk worsening the pain in the long run.
You are likely focusing a lot of time and money on school supplies, however, if you don't approach the school year properly your kids might come home every day complaining of aches and pains among other things. Here are my top three tips that I recommend for back to school:
Many patients with low back pain come into the office complaining of sciatica. Sciatica is not as common as people believe, however those suffering from it will typically do anything to ease the pain. So, how do you know if you have sciatica?
With over 80% of the US population complaining of back pain, you might consider back pain to be normal. However, just because it is common does not make it normal. This one misconception stops most people from taking the proper steps to correct their back pain so that it won't recur. Here are 4 more common misconceptions about back pain that keep people from seeking help: