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A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on disc bulge...
Two types of support for low back pain: how they work and why you might need them

Two types of support for low back pain: how they work and why you might need them

Self-care of low back problems can include the use of a lumbosacral support or a trochanter belt. Here's what your choices are and why you might need them.
Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

Why your low back aches when you get up from sitting

The reason why your low back aches when you get out of a chair.
How to choose the best treatment for lower back pain

How to choose the best treatment for lower back pain

Treatment-based grouping is emerging as a more effective path for diagnosing patients with low back pain.
New diagnostic categories help define lower back pain

New diagnostic categories help define lower back pain

Flexion-intolerant low back pain and what you can do about it.
Exercise prevents back pain recurrence

Exercise prevents back pain recurrence

Exercise has been proven to prevent recurrence of low back pain.
Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Three ways flexion-distraction helps heal the intervertebral disc

Lumbar flexion-distraction is effective in the treatment of herniated or bulging lumbar discs. There are a number of ways that the technique has its effect - this article outlines three of them.
Latest medical research

Latest medical research

Latest medical research of interest.
What powerlifters taught me about treating intervertebral discs

What powerlifters taught me about treating intervertebral discs

Lumbar flexion-distraction works by breaking down the fibers of the intervertebral disc to allow them to grow back stronger than ever.
Three groups of people who can benefit from lumbar flexion-distraction

Three groups of people who can benefit from lumbar flexion-distraction

Flexion-distraction methods have been developed as an alternative to surgery for patients with herniated lumbar discs. But there are other varieties of back pain that can be helped, too.
The chemistry of bulging disc treatment

The chemistry of bulging disc treatment

Back pain means more than a breakdown of your spine's biomechanics. The chemistry of back pain is complex and offers clues to treatment.
Research deepens questions about lower back mri

Research deepens questions about lower back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
MRIs not helpful in understanding lower back pain & sciatica

MRIs not helpful in understanding lower back pain & sciatica

Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?
If you have back problems be wary of these three exercises

If you have back problems be wary of these three exercises

Those with back problems need strengthening exercises to protect their low back but have to be wary to perform only low back-safe maneuvers.
When bending backward hurts

When bending backward hurts

Learn the simple steps to control the pain of lumbar facet syndrome.
Lumbar spondylolisthesis and spondylolisthesis exercises

Lumbar spondylolisthesis and spondylolisthesis exercises

Spondylolisthesis, often starting in adolescence, contributes to low back pain in about 5% of adults. Discover the best treatment options including spondylolisthesis exercises.

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