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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Great Sciatica Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

When the body experiences some form of acute flare up of pain, physicians often prescribe bed rest as treatment. The same also applies for sciatica.

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Topics: back pain relief, sciatica exercises treatment, back strengthening exercises, back exercises, sciatica exercises, exercises for sciatica, exercise for sciatica

Breaking Down the Many Myths About Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Back pain is something that millions of people around the world suffer through on a daily basis.  The fact is, though, that there are many myths known about the pain and few facts.  There have been so many supposed revolutionary treatment tactics for back pain that you may have lost count at this point.

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Topics: back pain relief, back pain treatment, general back pain, lower back pain, Back Pain, Chronic Back Pain, causes of back pain

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

Hamstring Stretches for Back Pain Relief

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

It may surprise you to learn that back pain often results from other parts of the body, such as the hamstrings for example. Adequately stretching your hamstrings is an important part of keeping the back strong and should be incorporated in any back stretches you are already doing. Stretching your hamstrings on a regular basis is imperative if you want to keep your back and legs healthy for a good long time. Here are some must-do hamstring stretches for optimum health.

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Topics: back pain relief, back stretches, Back Pain, back strengthening exercises, lower back stretches, stretches & exercises, hamstring stretches

Happy MLB Opening Week! Tips to Avoiding Back Pain At Sporting Events

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Happy MLB opening week sport fans! Good luck to the Chicago White Sox and Cubs as they kick off the 2014 baseball season! Make it your goal to not only have a winning season but a pain free season! If you suffer from back pain and plan on attending numerous Cubs and White Sox games it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. The problem is that stadium seats and bleachers are not very comfortable or supportive for your back. Especially bleacher seats since they have no back support whatsoever. 

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Topics: Sports Injury, chicago cubs, chicago white sox, chair for back pain, back pain relief, back stretches, healthy back, Back Pain, Sports, back pain specialist chicago

Why Should You Have An MRI for Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

It is estimated that every adult will undergo some back pain at a point in his or her life. Some back pains are related to lifestyle activities. These pains are usually not severe and dissipate with time. However, this fact should not make you undermine the seriousness of back pain, particularly if it is persistence. If your back pain does not ease with time or worsens, leading to numbness and tingly feeling radiating to your legs or arms, you should consult your doctor. One of the surest ways your doctor will identify the underlying cause of your back pain is through an MRI scan.

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Topics: back pain relief, spine health, back, Back Pain, back doctor, mri pinched l5 nerve, herniated disc mri image, mri picture of bulging disc, before & after mri's

Keep Your Spine in Line - From March Madness Through April Showers

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Spring is finally here, and that likely means that you're ready to get outdoors and kick your physical activity into overdrive. The winter is just about gone, and you days of sitting at home by the fire wishing it would get warmer are, too. But it's very important to keep your spine in check as you transition from very little physical activity to a highly active lifestyle. Many people end up with spine injuries during the spring because they transition to quickly, or they transition into an active lifestyle without taking proper care of your spine. Below you'll find some tips to help ensure your spine health is this good is it can be, and that you take good care of yourself through this season and on throughout the rest of the year.

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Topics: back pain relief, spine, back pain treatment, general back pain, wellness, back stretches, spine health, back, back pain remedies, healthy back, march madness

Weight Loss Tips for Back Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Neck and back pain is something that afflicts most us at one time or another, especially as we advance in age. As we get older, joints between bones and intervertebral discs become less flexible and suffer from wear and tear, resulting in conditions such as arthritis and herniated discs which usually result in chronic joint, back and neck pain. Lifestyle and habits are also causes of chronic neck and back pain such as poor posture when sitting, for example, hunching over a desk or computer and spending a lot of time seated or without changing posture. A sedentary lifestyle also results in weight gain and obesity due to poor eating habits and lack of enough exercise.

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Back Pain Tips, proper posture, back pain diet, natural treatment options for back pain

Top 3 Sleep Positions for Back Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

The National Sleep Foundation reports that about two-thirds of people who have chronic pain don’t sleep well. Chronic back pain prevents you from sleeping well. You can wake up hurting even more. There are many factors that can contribute to your back pain including your sleep position. The different positions you sleep in can cause strain on your back and can affect existing back pain. What can one do to avoid nighttime back pain? In some cases, it might be as simple as adding or changing pillows or even getting a new mattress. One of the best ways to find relief for nighttime back pain is changing into a possible that won’t cause stress on your spine.

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Topics: sleep position back pain, body pillows for back pain, l5 s1 sleeping position, pillows for sciatica, sciatica relief pillow, back pain relief, Back Pain Tips, lower back pain, home remedies for back pain, Pillow for Back Pain, best pillow for back pain

What Are Some Major Causes of Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Back pain can hurt more than your back. The spinal column, though protected with muscle, tendons and ligament, can cause life-long problems if left untreated. The major causes of back pain, explained here, can affect other parts of your body. Learn the symptoms and causes of back pain for a better understanding of the risk to your health.

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, what causes spinal stenosis, major causes of back pain, back doctor, sciatica causes, causes of herniated discs, bulging disk causes