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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Best 6 Stretches for Upper Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

As most desk workers know, poor posture and long hours spent hunched over a keyboard can lead to back problems. Many of these problems will be localized in the upper back, specifically around the neck and shoulder areas. A regimen of stretching can help to relax the muscles and ease soreness. Those who suffer from upper back problems should consider the following stretches:

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, upper back pain, back stretches, upper back rehab, upper back problems, upper back pain treatment, exercises and stretches

Back and Neck Pain Relief: Ice versus Heat?

Posted by Kristina Wert on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

 

Fire and Ice

“Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.”

-       ROBERT FROST

Still confused? You should be, for this is an absolutely esoteric, willy-nilly response to the question of using ice or heat to relieve back pain. Hopefully, the remaining entry will clarify some of the basics when utilizing ice or heat for pain relief.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, back pain relief, back pain relief tips, back pain remedies, Back Pain

Traveling Doesn't Have To Be A Pain In The Neck

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Traveling can make even a seasoned adventurer feel anxious, which is something that I have seen in a number of my patients.  These feelings of fear and anxiety are certainly not unwarranted, especially if your are planning to travel with children in tow.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, traveling, neck pain tips, neck pain treatment

Effective Strategies For Preventing Back Pain In The Workplace

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Admit it.  Work can be a major pain.  From budget cuts and deadlines, to co-workers with abrasive dispositions, the stress of the full-time office job can drain the enthusiasm out of even the most optimistic individual.  Now, recent research has lent proof to what a lot of us have been suspecting - work can also be a literal and physical pain.  Back pain is common in the workplace and still, few employees and companies know how to effectively combat it.

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Topics: Back Pain, Back Pain Tips, back pain from standing at work, back pain relief, standing all day at work backache, lower back pain relief, general back pain, back pain relief chicago

Ice Pack For Back Pain – Home Icing Instructions

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Using ice on an injured area will decrease swelling and allow you to recover much faster. There are several keys to using ice effectively, so please review these tips and instructions to get the most out of your time spent icing.

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Topics: Back Pain, Chronic Back Pain, lower back pain, Back Pain Tips, back pain relief, ice pack for back pain, back pain treatment, general back pain, back pain remedies

Avoid Neck Pain with Smart Driving

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Your vehicle needs careful driving and regular maintenance to perform its best.  You can avoid neck pain related to driving by caring for your own body every day.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, neck pain, upper neck pain, lower neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain

Tips for Avoiding Back Pain When Cycling

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

When you suffer from back pain it can take the enjoyment out of just about everything. Once you suffer from back pain it is likely that the pain will be reoccurring. When back pain strikes it can lead to a number of responses on your part, with a few of them being:

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Topics: Back Pain, exercises for back pain relief, Back Pain Tips, back exercises, exercise back pain, exercises & stretches, cycling

10 Back Pain Tips for Spring Cleaning

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

The season is changing bringing warm weather and cool breezes perfect for spending time out doors reading and sipping on tea or enjoying a stroll with a loved one . However, the changing season also means that it is time to start taking out our Spring cleaning to do lists. Having back pain can making Spring cleaning feel daunting and overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you ease your back pain while completing the many much needed tasks for Spring cleaning.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, back pain relief, lower back pain relief, back pain treatment, general back pain, back pain remedies, spring cleaning

National Stress Awareness Day: Your Back and the Effects of Stress

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

There’s no way to get through the day without experiencing some amount of stress.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  In fact, a certain amount of stress can be good for you and your body.  When the effects of stress begin to interfere with normal function, that is when something should be done immediately.

The effects of stress can manifest in more than emotional discomfort.  Over time, excessive amounts of stress will have a negative impact on every part of the body.  This includes the back.  

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, back pain caused by stress, neck pain and stress, stress and neck pain, stress and back pain, effects of stress, general back pain, back pain and stress

11 New Mommy Tips for Back Pain After Delivery

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Congratulations! Your nine-month pregnancy journey has resulted in meeting your adorable little one (and hearing his or her adorable set of loud lungs). You probably envisioned how much time you’d spend rocking, feeding and carrying your infant. What you probably didn’t expect back pain after delivery.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, back pain relief tips, tips for back pain, back pain and pregnancy, back pain after delivery