Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3 Stretches to Beat Back Pain

Hip Opener

Stretches the hip flexor muscles, which run from the lower back to the front of the thigh bone. Sit on the edge of a table, bench or bed. Lie down on your back and grasp your knees; your entire lower back should be in contact with the surface. Grab left knee with both hands and extend right leg so it hangs freely. Hold for 10 seconds, then tense the muscles being stretched. Repeat, then switch legs. Do two sets on each side.

Side Stretch

Targets a lower back muscle that runs from the top of your hip bone to the bottom rib. Lie on the floor on your right side, supporting yourself with your forearm. Bend your left leg and move it up toward your stomach as far as you can without moving your bottom leg. Plant your left foot on the floor. Slowly raise your upper body so that your right arm is straight. Stop when you feel a slight stretch in the right side of your waist. Do two sets on each side.


Stretches a muscle under the glutes and hip joint. Stand facing a table or surface that's about as high as the top of your thighs. Raise your right knee and lift your ankle so the entire outside of your leg is resting on the table. Your leg should form an L shape and be in line with your hip. Arch your lower back and lean your upper body forward. Do two sets with each leg.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cause of Lower Back Pain

Did you know your heels are whats causing your lower back and knee pain?

Did you know your heels are whats causing your lower back and knee pain?  #chiropractic care could help you start living without pain...

Heels are known for causing chronic back pain and knee joint problems in women who wear them regularly. These are just the long-term effects and that doesn’t include trips, falls, and some pretty gnarly spills.  Where as in the past when women were trained to wear heels from an early age, in modern times young girls usually don’t attempt to seriously wear heels until around puberty and when they finally are expose they opt for tall stilettos. These can be harder to walk in then their shorter, chunkier siblings. The heels they wear are also typically on the cheap side and therefore cannot really offer the support needed in places like the balls of the feet.

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4 Important Causes Of Lower Back Pain And What You Can Do

Lower back pain can be debilitating, and a number of conditions can cause it. They range from very serious to not quite so serious, but all of them can be helped with the right treatment, and you can get the back pain relief you need.
Here’s a look at four important causes of lower back pain along with some quick details about how to find relief:

1. Disc Issues

disc issues
Discs are the shock absorbers of the spine, but they sometimes don’t last a lifetime. These discs can be damaged from sudden physical stress, but more often they simply degenerate over time. They shrink, don’t do their job very well and cause back pain and other issues. Bulging or protruding discs cause pain that can be so bad it stops you from doing the things you normally do. Exercising can help rejuvenate discs by driving in more essential cushioning fluid.

2. Strain or Sprain Injuries

back strain
A sprain is nothing more than an overstretched muscle while a strain is a tendon that has been stretched too far. In many cases, these kinds of injuries aren’t severe and will heal on their own. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to feel better while the injury heals. A back that is out of condition is more susceptible to strains and sprains, so preventative exercise can help keep you mobile. After an injury occurs, rest is the best treatment to allow the damage to heal.

3. Emotional Issues

There’s no denying how much physical pain that emotional issues can cause you. Emotional stress can trigger everything from stomach pain to deep-seated lower back problems. Getting rid of the stress is the ultimate solution, but soothing massage can help you deal with your symptoms. Consider having a professional massage or using a tool like the Educational DVD to get a great massage at home. 

4. Structural Problems and Disease

back structural problems
Some backs aren’t built very well, causing their owners pain. Scoliosis, for example, is a curve of the spine that can cause pain and even require surgery. Other diseases like osteoarthritis can cause inflammation of the spinal joints. While exercises can help, a doctor’s advice is usually required in the case of disease to make sure you aren’t doing more harm than good.

The important thing to remember is that relief is available for every kind of back pain. You just have to experiment with a few treatment methods, a few kinds of exercise and a few reputable products until you find some things that work for you.