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A lot of problems can lead to lower back pain with any area of the large, network of spinal muscles which are connected to each other, bones, and tendons in the spine, discs, and others. A few causes of low back pain are: 1. Damaging of the ligaments, joints or bones. 2. Irritation of the smaller nerves supplying the lower back. 3. Degeneration of an intervertebral disk. 4. Irritation of the lower back large nerve

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Top Three Reasons to See a Physical Therapist To get relief from pain To develop an individualized exercise program To learn proper exercise technique and ways to give muscular protection to bone and joint structure There are several mechanical methods and physical agents therapists use to relieve pain, such as applying ice/heat packs, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation (see Passive physical therapy). In addition to exercise, some manual therapy techniques are massage and mobilization. Pain

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Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps You may feel like resting, but moving is good for your back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles. They help support your spine, relieving back pain. Always ask your health care professional before doing any exercise for back pain. Depending on the cause and intensity of your pain, some exercises may not be recommended and can be harmful. Avoid: Toe Touches Exercise is

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PAIN MANAGEMENT If your doctor had suggested Spine Surgery - before considering it... Ask us about VAX-D - which is a non invasive procedure to alleviate your back pain after multiple sessions Injections If simpler therapies and medications aren't helping, your doctor may recommend injections to the back. One procedure, called a nerve root block, targets irritated nerves. Injections for back pain usually contain steroid medication. Surgery If long-lasting back pain is interfering with your

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Spine Surgery - opt for VAX-D Before a sudden onset of excruciating back pain left him barely able to stand, retired internist Ernie Reiner, MD, was busy volunteering at a health clinic in Tampa, Fla., and improving his golf and tennis game. After several tests showed a herniated disk and lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spine in the lower back), he reluctantly scheduled back surgery. Having been through the slow and painful recovery from back

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You, Me And Neck Pain: The Truth What Causes Neck Pain? Neck pain is referred to as cervical low back pain. Neck pain is very common, and can affect any adult person. Your age, weight, genetics and particularly lifestyle have a big role to play and decide the intensity of the pain. When you remain in an uncomfortable position for too long, such as bending over a laptop or a tablet for hours at a

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Shoulder Pain How to Make It Stop If shoulder pain is left untreated, it can lead to something serious, and become a chronic problem. When your shoulder pain becomes chronic, it would be difficult for you to carry out your daily activities, such as carrying the groceries or lifting weights at the gym. You need help! Chiropractic care is generally sought out by people who are looking for treatment for back pain or neck pain.

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Shoulder Pain: 6 Ways it Can Suck the Life Out of You Shoulder pain is a very common problem which, according to the World Health Organization, affects 9 percent of adults in America. If you have chronic shoulder pain, it can really affect your lifestyle. Shoulder pain can result from a number of factors such as poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, injury or general wear and tear. Shoulder pain can also be caused by neck pain,

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Looking for a Chicago pain management doctor? Well you've come to the right place! Did you know we have what we believe to be one of the top pain management doctors in Chicago right here at Midwest Chiropractic. His name is Dr. Krishna Chunduri. Dr. Chunduri is a board certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician. He also happens to be the chairman of anesthesia and pain medicine at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Chunduri is a

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Chronic Pain: How To Handle  it When doing some research for our Chicago pain management clinic, we came across this well written article on CNN.com about what you need to do to really tackle your chronic pain problems. Over 100 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain issues. Chicago is a big city so there are many of you out there, close to our pain management office. In the article, Dr. David

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Looking for some solid evidence that chiropractic care can help make your headaches better? Here's a National Institute of Health funded study showing that chiropractic treatment including spinal manipulations improves headaches like migraines and cervicogenic

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High Blood Pressure Almost a third of all Americans suffer from high blood pressure! This high blood pressure increases your risk for strokes heart disease and many other health issues. As you can see from the studies below (just google the title of the study to see the actual study), an expanding body of research reveals that chiropractic care could help lower your blood pressure depending on your specific situation.   McMasters KL, et al.

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