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TENS Therapy For Back Pain

TENS Therapy For Back Pain

It should come as no surprise that TENS therapy for back pain will work for some and not for others even with the same condition.  It’s just yet another option for us to experiment with and see how we feel.  Like most alternative treatments for our struggle, there is not conclusive evidence that TENS works […]

Do Chiropractors Really Help

Do Chiropractors Really Help

Everyone whose ever been faced with back aches and pains has asked:  do chiropractors really help?  While the answer will vary from person to person, as a patient I have had positive experience with chiropractic care.   And I have met many others along the way who have tried chiropractic treatment as well.  It seems like either […]

Back Pain Creams

Back Pain Creams

Can we get a few more choices of back pain creams, please?  Of course, I’m kidding.  There’s plenty to choose from but many of us just stare at the drug store shelves wondering what is the difference.  So I thought an overview of how these creams differ might help you find the one that’s right for you. Such […]

Relax Back Pain Away

Relax Back Pain Away

Stress, tension, even anxiety and back pain fight us in a vicious circle.  Not only can the stressors cause the back pain but then, in turn, being in chronic pain aggravates the stressors which causes more discomfort.  Around and around it goes.  Thankfully, there are some simple techniques that may be helpful to relax back […]

Water Exercises For Back Pain

Water Exercises For Back Pain

Now that summer is coming (well, it’s already here in Arizona if you ask me), it’s the perfect time to encourage you to try water exercises for back pain this year.  Or at least refresh your memory if you’ve been brilliant enough to use the healing benefits of aquatic exercise previously.  Pools are easy to […]

Prevent Back Pain From Sitting Too Long

Prevent Back Pain From Sitting Too Long

Is your back just killing you after you’ve been sitting for a while?  If you answered yes, then you probably work a desk job like most of us. The problem of back pain when sitting is very basic but can be a nagging annoyance for just about anyone. It can be the primary culprit of […]

Massage Therapy For Back Pain

Massage Therapy For Back Pain

Hmmm, doesn’t massage therapy for back pain sound like a wonderfully relaxing and probably well-deserved extravagance?  After all, the hurt and stress of back problems takes its toll after a (very short) while.  So the real question is, does massage help back pain? Good news:  it very well might!  In fact, several studies have revealed a […]

Vitamin D And Back Pain

Vitamin D And Back Pain

Well, here is another curious possibility for chronic pain treatment, Vitamin D.   While many research studies have linked Vitamin D deficiency to muscle weakness and pain, more research is needed to support treating it with the “sunshine” vitamin.  It does seem based on the studies, however, that many people who do suffer from chronic pain do […]

Foods That Fight Back Pain

Foods That Fight Back Pain

It’s very simple…certain foods can reduce inflammation, act as antioxidants or provide us with essential vitamins and nutrients.  Foods that fight back pain are nature’s alternative to drugs and supplements.  Experts consider these foods to be generally healthy or “superfoods” so don’t be afraid to try any out (unless you’re allergic or your healthcare specialist has […]

Best Sleep Positions For Back Pain

Best Sleep Positions For Back Pain

I bet you’re wondering if there’s a proper way to sleep for back pain.  The best sleep position for back pain does depend on your own comfortably, specific back and other conditions you may have and even your weight or gender can play a role.  For instance, sleeping on your back to help with lower back pain may not work […]