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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Back Pain Treatment Options – Jerald’s Testimonial

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:14 PM

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Topics: bulging disc, Back Pain Story, Back Pain, back pain treatment options, spinal surgery, back surgery, Natural Treatments, bulging disc rehabilitation, bulging disc surgery success rate, chicago bulging disc, chicago bulging disc

Avoid Back Pain While Shopping This Holiday Season

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that over 50,000 people every year endure some sort of winter-related back injury, and 5,800 of those are holiday decorating-related. It is possible for you to sustain all sorts of strains in your back from carrying heavy purchases while shopping this holiday season. Don’t let back pain hold you back from getting the gifts for your loved ones.

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Topics: Back Pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, back pain illinois, back pain treatment options, reduce back pain, avoid back pain during the holidays, disc back pain

Back Pain Treatment Options - Ice vs. Heat

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 03:53 PM

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Topics: heat wraps for back pain, electric heat pads for back pain, Back Pain, Home Remedies, back pain treatment options, Natural Treatment, back pain relief tips, ice pack for back pain

Back Pain Deaths Due To Prescription Drugs

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 01:19 PM

Anyone that suffers on a daily basis from back pain will understand the intense agony that has to be dealt with and most people who have this problem end up visiting a medical doctor, who then prescribes them drugs to alleviate the pain. While these prescription drugs help to take the pain away, they are also extremely dangerous and can actually lead to death. Prescription drugs and back pain are often associated with one another, but these drugs are extremely dangerous and people need to understand what the effects of taking them can be.

Painkillers such as hydrocodone have been prescribed to a number of patients suffering from back pain, and while they help to reduce the pain, they have also ended up being the reason why many of these people have died from an overdose of the drug. It has been reported that 3,733 people died from an overdose of prescription drugs between the years 2006 and 2011. Coroner’s records show that 1,762 of these people died solely because of the drugs. Some people mixed alcohol and illegal drugs with the prescription drugs, which ended up being the toxic cocktail that ended their lives.

General practitioners, pain specialist and psychiatrists who are working alone are prescribing more and more of these drugs to patients who suffer from back pain, and the death toll is rising each and every year. Some of these medical professionals have been convicted of drug related offenses, but most of them have spotlessly clean records and continue to practice. Patients that go to these doctors do not realize the danger that they are facing, and most are not thinking about those possibilities at the time because they are in too much pain when they get there.

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Topics: what helps back pain, prescription drugs for back pain, Functional Disc Rehydration, Back Pain, Back Pain, back pain illinois, back pain treatment options, what to take for back pain, wheaton back pain doctors

Diet Tips to Reduce Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

Most people don’t recognize that nutrition and pain are interrelated. The truth is, they are completely connected in every way. The bones, muscles and other structures in the spine need good nutrition and vitamins so that they are strong enough to support the body and to perform their other functions. Using the following nutritional guidelines, patients can integrate back-friendly vitamins and nutrients into their diets.

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Topics: back pain relief, Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, back pain diet, back pain treatment options, reduce back pain, back pain solutions, what to do about back pain, what to take for back pain, foods to reduce inflammation

Back Pain Tips In The Kitchen

Posted by Kristina Wert on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 03:28 PM

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Topics: back pain from being on feet all day treatment, Back Pain Tips, Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, back pain treatment options, back pain solutions, low back and hip pain

Back Pain - What It Is & How To Treat The Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 02:36 PM

It is among the most common ailments there is, and one that 9 out of 10 Americans will experience at some point during their lifetimes; back pain. It can range from simple stiffness due to sitting in an unusual position, to a chronic problem resulting from trauma, or even a genetic condition. But whatever the cause, each year complaints about back pain are among the top five reasons people in the United States seek medical treatment and advice. 

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Topics: back pain relief, neck pain, Back Pain Tips, lower back pain, Back Pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, back pain illinois, back pain treatment options, what to do about back pain, help for back pain, back pain specialist chicago, back pain chicago, back pain relief chicago il

Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Shots

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 03:12 PM

These days, it seems that modern medicine is always looking for the quick fix to a medical problem in the form of an injection or pill. Take back pain for example. Everyone from the average weekend warrior to professional athletes are given steroid injections to immediately ease the pain of a back problems but little else is done to alleviate the underlying problem.

There are other problems associated with steroid injections as indicated by the recent outbreak of meningitis across the United States. It is not a small problem with the steroid linked to the meningitis outbreak affecting as many as 13,000 patients in 23 states from Michigan to Florida. Already, over 100 people have been diagnosed with the deadly disease with as many as 12 fatalities.

While the short term efficacy of steroid treatment is not in doubt, there are concerns with some of the manufacturing safeguards. The steroid linked to this meningitis outbreak was produced by a specialty compounding pharmacy. In essence the pharmacy simply combines a powdered form of the steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, with a liquid substrate to create the inject able dose.

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Topics: Functional Disc Rehydration, back pain treatment options, spinal surgery, meningitis linked to steroid shots, best treatment for back pain