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Chronic low back pain treatment approaches | Learn about lower back structures

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About 20 percent of people affected by acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain with persistent symptoms, and it is the most common cause of job-related disability. Learning more about the lower back structures and chronic low back pain treatment approaches can help you prepare and reduce the risk of experiencing back pain. Low back pain is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. This is partly due to the changes that occur in the body with aging. As you grow older, there’s a reduction in the fluid content between the vertebrae...

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10 types of massage tools that make a great gift for a health nut

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Whether you are looking for massage tools for self-treatment or as a gift for a friend, here are 10 types of massage tools that make a great gift for a health nut. If you want one too, just make sure you buy two! Some of these massage tools are electric which can speed up your treatment and/or be more effective. Others are manual tools that can help treat specific areas. If the weather is getting chillier, you can also look into heated equipment that can your muscles relax. Just note that when you are treating an injury or pain, it...

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Exercises to fix bunions

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When you wear tight shoes for long periods of time, it will cause stiffness in your toe joints. If you are not treating your toes after taking off the tight shoes, the problem will worsen. Here are some exercises to fix bunions. These exercises will help add movement to your toe joints which will alleviate some pain. These stretches and exercises will also help maintain the arch in your feet. By adding mobility in your toe joints, it will relax and stretch the joints after being stiff for long periods of time. Watch the video below and do these stretches...

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Mobilization, manipulation, and massage

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There are three distinguished forms of manual therapy: mobilization, manipulation, and massage. These forms will help improve mobility in restricted areas such as joints, connective tissues, or skeletal muscles. As with any treatment, using these forms in conjunction with each other can deliver more synergy than using only one. But, what is the difference between mobilization, manipulation, and massage? Continue reading to find out! Mobilization by definition is to make something moveable. In manual therapy, mobilization is a careful process of stretching soft-tissue and joints to improve elasticity. Mobilization is used to relieve joint stiffness and pain. The goal is...

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Lumbar Radiculopathy, Sciatica, and Lower Back Pain

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What do lumbar radiculopathy, sciatica, and lower back pain have in common? Other than pain, these conditions originate from the back and causes pain throughout the lower body area. As people get older, normal wear and tear to joints, discs, and bones becomes noticeable. Thus, back pain is common among older people. In this blog, we will focus on radiculopathy and sciatica. Causes of lower back pain include radiculopathy – a condition caused by the compression, inflammation, and/or injury to a spinal nerve (Low Back Pain Fact Sheet). Sciatica is a form of radiculopathy, where the sciatic nerve gets compressed...

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