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How To Heal Fractures Faster

healing broken bone in backSticks and stones may break your bones, but can diet and lifestyle modifications help them to heal faster? Are you accidentally hindering your healing process? What can you do right now to help remineralise your broken vertebrae and relieve spine pain? Continue reading “How To Heal Fractures Faster” »

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Best Ways to Sleep to Avoid Back Pain

spinal stenosis back pain sleep positionsAvoiding back pain is no easy feat, but just changing the way you sleep could offer the most significant relief yet! You might be proactive about posture at work, spend time at the gym or outdoors staying fit and healthy, and avoid slouching on the couch in the evenings and at weekends but when you spend a third of your time in bed it may be that your back pain is connected to something you’re doing unconsciously. Continue reading “Best Ways to Sleep to Avoid Back Pain” »

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Low Back Pain Injections – Transforaminal vs. Interlaminar

transforaminal vs interlaminar epidural steroid injectionsWhen inflammation is at the root of back pain, steroid injections may be used to relieve that inflammation and take pressure of pinched nerves in the spine. There have been numerous problems with epidural steroid injections in recent years, including contaminated steroid products and new research indicating that these injections increase the risk of spinal fracture and degeneration in the spine. Now, a widely held view that transforaminal epidural steroid injections are better than interlaminar injections has been debunked by a systematic trial review. Continue reading “Low Back Pain Injections – Transforaminal vs. Interlaminar” »

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The Best Back Braces for Lumbar Support for Adults, Kids, Athletes and More!

choosing a back braceCoping with the daily agony of back pain can be exhausting and while most physicians don’t recommend continual use of a back brace (because it can cause your spinal muscles to weaken), sometimes a little support is just what you need. So, once you’ve got your doc’s approval for using a back brace, what do you need to think about when choosing a product for spinal stenosis relief? Continue reading “The Best Back Braces for Lumbar Support for Adults, Kids, Athletes and More!” »

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Do Acne Bacteria Cause Lower Back Pain?

acne infection and back painIn a recent study, Propionibacterium acnes, the organism that causes acne, was found in around half of herniated discs removed from patients with chronic low back pain. Is this pathogen an overlooked cause of lumbago, then? Or, is this merely coincidence? Continue reading “Do Acne Bacteria Cause Lower Back Pain?” »

Avoiding Back Pain While Travelling

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Asking for help can save you from back pain while travelling.

When travelling, spinal stenosis can be a real pain in… well, you know. So, if you suffer from pinched nerves, sciatica, or other form of spinal stenosis, what can you do to make it a little easier to zip around the country visiting relatives or going on vacation? Here are five top tips on beating back pain while travelling. Continue reading “Avoiding Back Pain While Travelling” »