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Do I use heat or ice for my low back?

  You should use heat when you have lower back pain. This is the current recommendation of the treatment guidelines for acute low back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians. Previously, ice was recommended for low back pain. This is because a “sports medicine” approach was applied to the low […]

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Conservative Care First: A Sensible, Effective Approach to Back and Neck Pain

ARLINGTON, Va.–(Business Wire)–During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this fall, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a “conservative care first” approach to health care. This health care […]

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Back pain often fades without treatment

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints, affecting more than one in four adults every year, and a popular reason for physician visits. But most people recover from back pain whether they are treated medically or not, says Wolf Mehling, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. […]

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Low Back Pain Prevalence

The last article I posted was interesting regarding the activity-limiting prevalence of low back pain.  I thought I’d go over some of the current epidemiology of low back pain prevalence. The point prevalence of low back pain is 25%, which means that at any given point in time, 1 out of 4 people in the […]

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Low Back Pain-It’s Implications

Clients with LBP should be cleared by their physicians prior to beginning an exercise programme with a personal trainer. Many clients will be referred to, or have just completed, a programme with a physical therapist, so the personal trainer will be able to work with the client on reinforcing the skills and training exercises the […]

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Linemen Are Back In Game After Disc Surgery, Encouraging Average People To Resume Active Lives

The study will be published in the March issue of the Journal of American Sports Medicine. The coauthor is Wellington Hsu, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic and of neurological surgery at Feinberg and a spine surgeon at Northwestern Memorial.For the study, Northwestern researchers scoured two decades of public records to determine the career outcomes of […]

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