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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Avoid Surgery: 7 Natural Treatment Options for Bulging Discs

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

Avoiding surgery for bulging discs is actually quite simple these days, with many natural, non-invasive treatment options available to the patient. Surgery is irreversible, risky and expensive, requiring significant recovery time after a hospital stay. Surgery is often a disappointing experience for patients, since pain may not be helped, may return and worsen or may occur in other, weakened areas of the spine.

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Topics: Functional Disc Rehydration, Bulging Discs, herbal remedies, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, Natural Treatments

Should You Do Pilates If You Have Sciatica?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

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Topics: sciatica, spinal stenosis, Stretches, exercise

How to Relieve the Pain Chronic Sciatica Causes

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

You wake up and there it is again—sciatica pain. Around 40 percent of people will experience sciatica pain in the legs and back, from irritation of the sciatic nerve, in their lifetime. But that doesn’t mean it’s “normal” or that you have to continue suffering. Chronic sciatica may come and go, or it may be in the background most of the time, flaring up now and then. If you woke up with the pain this morning, it’s likely that you didn’t get good, restful sleep last night.

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Topics: natural alternative treatments, sciatica, Functional Disc Rehydration, Stretches, exercise, acupuncture

What Type of Doctor Should I Go to For Sciatica?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

The pain caused by sciatica can be unbearable at times. Even if your condition mainly causes slight discomfort, it’s still important to see a doctor about it. This helps prevent complications, and a doctor can provide or recommend the right type of treatment. If you’ve already been to see a doctor and haven’t had luck with conventional forms of treatment, such as medications, don’t give up hope. There are other types of doctors and medical professionals who can recommend other forms of treatment that are effective at treating sciatica.

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Topics: sciatica, Back Pain, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic care

7 Reasons You Can Stop Asking, "Should I Have Surgery For My Herniated Disc?"

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

A herniated disc is never something that is easy to deal with. The problem occurs when the cartilage around the outer wall of one of your discs weakens to the point where it slips out of alignment and the gel like nucleus pulposus inside begins to rupture. This can deform the disc’s shape, irritate the nerves and muscles around it, and ultimately cause tremendous pain.

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Topics: alternative treatments, functional disc rehydration therapy, herniated disc, back surgery, Surgery Risks, exercise

What Natural Treatments Exist for Herniated Discs?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

The amount of suffering that you can experience from a herniated disc can range from slight discomfort to unbearable pain. Regardless of where you fall on the scale, the idea of surgery can often seem a bit intimidating. While in some cases, back surgery can be done using minimally invasive techniques, there is always a chance of something going terribly wrong. There is also a possibility that the surgery can wind up being ineffective. Fortunately, if you are either too afraid or not financially able to go through with such procedures, there are several natural alternatives that you can try instead.

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Topics: herniated disc, herniated discs, herbal remedies, exercise, Natural Treatment, natural alternatives