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.
The reason why your low back aches when you get out of a chair.
Treatment-based grouping is emerging as a more effective path for diagnosing patients with low back pain.
Flexion-intolerant low back pain and what you can do about it.
Exercise has been proven to prevent recurrence of low back pain.
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.
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Lumbar decompression with the DRX-9000 works by breaking down the fibers of the intervertebral disc to allow them to grow back stronger than ever.
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.
Back pain means more than a breakdown of your spine's biomechanics. The chemistry of back pain is complex and offers clues to treatment.
Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
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?
Those with back problems need strengthening exercises to protect their low back but have to be wary to perform only low back-safe maneuvers.
Learn the simple steps to control the pain of lumbar facet syndrome.
Spondylolisthesis, often starting in adolescence, contributes to low back pain in about 5% of adults. Discover the best treatment options including spondylolisthesis exercises.