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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

12 of the Worst Habits That Will Hurt Your Back

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Believe it or not, back pain is the second most common complaint that doctors hear, second only to the common cold. When you hurt your back finding relief can be difficult. Back pain is also a common cause of hospitilization and surgery, tooBack pain isn't just annoying. 56% of people who complain of back pain, specifically lower back pain, report that it interferes with their daily life, or makes their daily routine more difficult to complain. Respondents to a recent survey suggest that lower back pain interferes with their sleep as well as their sex life, and it is a common cause of change in routines.

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

What You Should Know About Chronic Back Pain and Neuropathy

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Chronic pain stemming from damage that has been done to nerve tissue is commonly referred to as neuropathy. What makes neuropathy unique is that the pain associated with it is not a sign of the body healing itself from injuries or overuse of the muscles. What actually causes the pain, are disruptions or malfunctions within the body’s nervous system.  In short, the pain in itself is the ailment caused by nerve damage.

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Topics: general back pain, lower back pain, Back Pain, spinal surgery, back surgery, Chronic Back Pain, spinal fusion surgery, Risks of Back Surgery, neuropathy

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

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

What Causes Spinal Arthritis?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Pain, for millions of men and women over fifty the pain and inflammation of arthritis dominates their lives. It limits your activity and robs you of so many of life's simple joys. You can take back the pleasure in life you once knew without dangerous surgery or repeated spinal injections for pain. Functional disc rehydration is a better solution for treating osteoarthritis and chronic back pain. Combining therapy with lifestyle changes and moderate exercise can reduce the pain and inflammation to help you enjoy a more active, pain free life.

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Topics: Chicago Back Pain Doctor, chronic lower back pain, back pain relief, general back pain, arthritis, Chronic Back Pain

3 Exercises That Work to Relieve Sciatica Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

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Topics: sciatica, Stretches, Chronic Back Pain

Do These Daily Stretches for Sciatica Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

The pain of sciatica can be a daily occurrence for many sufferers. For some, it may disappear or decrease for a few days, then return with full force. No matter how sciatica is affecting your life, you should take steps to improve the strength and flexibility of your back, thigh and buttock muscles. By diligently doing stretching exercises daily, you should begin to see some overall improvement. If your lower back pain has not been properly diagnosed, be sure to see a back specialist. You should also see your doctor if you back pain is unusually severe. Try these stretches below to help minimize the effect of sciatica on your life:

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Topics: sciatica, stretches for sciatica, Chronic Back Pain

6 Sciatica Stretches that Increase Flexibility and Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

If you suffer from sciatica, which can cause back pain that radiates down the legs, you will benefit from daily stretching exercises. Muscle tension can increase pressure on the sciatic nerve, increasing pain. A regular routine of stretches can make your body more flexible, helping to relieve pain and tension, increase resiliency and help prevent recurrence. Make sure to check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program. These stretches can help ease sciatica pain and many also build strength while increasing flexibility:

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Topics: sciatica, stretches for sciatica, Chronic Back Pain

Top 10 Causes of Chronic Sciatica

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

If you are a chronic sciatica sufferer, your recurrent pain and related symptoms may be due to a variety of causes. Sciatica itself is a symptom of a medical condition and includes leg pain, a pins-and-needles or burning feeling in the legs, feet, arms and/or hands. You may or may not have back pain. Sciatica occurs when the spinal cord is narrowed, placing pressure on the sciatic nerve. Once this large nerve becomes irritated, you may experience recurring pain and other symptoms all along its length.

Top sciatica causes

Following are common causes of chronic sciatica, placed generally in order of frequency of occurrence, although statistics vary widely—meaning there’s no strict, universally agreed-upon, numerical order. Often more than one of the following factors contributes to sciatica:

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Topics: sciatica, Chronic Back Pain, Causes of Sciatica

Chronic Back Pain Testimonial on WCIU’s You & Me This Morning

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

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Topics: degenerated discs, degenerated disc, Back Pain Story, Chronic Back Pain, back pain relief tips, herniated disc natural treatment, bulging disc rehabilitation, chronic back pain treatment