Tag Archive : back pain

Physical activity is a great way to prevent and treat back pain – but did you know that some exercises can do more harm than good? To avoid putting too much strain on the joints, ligaments, and muscles in your back, here is a list of exercises to avoid, as well as some alternatives. Talk…

At first I thought I had made this term up, but after a quick Google search it appears the internet has beaten me to it. The word Zoomitits came across my mind after witnessing an incredible increase in the number of work injuries our clinic has seen during this pandemic. These numbers are unpresented, so…

Studies suggest that up to 90 percent of pregnant women will experience low back and/or pelvic pain related to their pregnancy. The weight gain during pregnancy can also place additional stress on the hips, feet, ankles and knees. The pain also contributes to other problems, such as sleep disturbances, use of pain medication and disruption…

(Reuters Health) – People with chronic back and neck pain who receive chiropractic care may be less likely to use opioid painkillers, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from six previously-published smaller studies with a total of more than 62,000 participants with spinal pain. Across all of the studies, 11% to 51% of the…

Full text can be found here.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1324-1338. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.025. Epub 2019 Jan 24. Arnold E1, La Barrie J2, DaSilva L2, Patti M2, Goode A3, Clewley D2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To synthesize literature about the effect of early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health…

Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to…

Consider the fact that parents may be lifting a 7-10 pound baby 50 times a day. By 12 months, your baby weighs approximately 17 pounds, and at 2 years, that child has become a 25-30 pound toddler. The repetitive lifting of your child may put you at risk for back problems. What’s a parent to…

In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good news is many of…

Pilates is a physical fitness system practiced by nearly 11 million people in the United States. A recent study suggested that two sessions of pilates exercises a week could help with non-specific chronic low back pain. Different doses of Pilates-based exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation OBJECTIVES:…