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The Thyroid Back Pain Connection

The Thyroid Back Pain Connection

I must admit that I’m becoming increasingly frustrated since so many different things can be the cause of back pain.  And to boot, the thyroid back pain connection is often overlooked and not clearly understood by the various doctors one might see for the seemingly completely different issues.  If you see a chiropractor or physical therapist […]

Spinal Stenosis Definition

Spinal Stenosis Definition

Although this is not one of my back pain dilemmas (yet), I know many of you out there might be looking for a spinal stenosis definition including causes and treatment options.  Well, I would be happy to help.  After researching for this post, I’m convinced that I am headed in the right direction to know […]

What Is Back Strain

What Is Back Strain

In my quest to help all of us understand and end back pain, today I’ll answer the question:  what is back strain?  Simply put, it is a pulled muscle.  But don’t let the straightforward explanation fool you.  It is, by far, one of the most common cause of back pain and can be severe and limiting […]

What To Know About Herniated Discs

What To Know About Herniated Discs

Let me start this post off with my personal history and why I became determined to discover what to know about herniated discs.  About two and half years ago, I couldn’t get up off the couch when I needed to leave for work.  I was diagnosed with L4 and L5 herniations.  Although improved, I’m still […]

Osteoarthritis In The Back

Osteoarthritis In The Back

Although this most common form of arthritis can attack any joint in your body,  osteoarthritis in the back can be particularly bothersome.  Believe me, I know first-hand.  I’m also lucky enough to have osteoarthritis in my right hip and left ankle.  Other commonly affected joints for many are the hands, neck and knees.  So basically, all […]

What Is Lumbago

What Is Lumbago

Don’t worry, it’s not contagious or anything.  I do understand, though, why you might ask:  what is lumbago?  When I first noticed the lumbago diagnosis on one of my many office visit receipts, I thought what is this now?  With a little research, I quickly determined it was the name the doctors give to low […]

Define Sciatica Please

Define Sciatica Please

Okay, I will.  One way to define sciatica is to say it’s a big old pain in the butt.  That much, however,  you probably already knew.  I know all too well that bouts with sciatica can range from mild (simply annoying) to extremely severe. By the way, if you would also like to know how to pronounce sciatica, […]

Common Causes Of Back Pain

Common Causes Of Back Pain

Since back pain is really thought of as symptom and not a condition itself by medical experts, please see your doctor to obtain an accurate diagnosis.  In fact, back pain can be an indicator of a serious illnesses including kidney diseases or even tumors. I am going to cover the most common causes of back pain with an […]