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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Top 6 Stretches to Reduce Neck Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Up to 70% of Americans experience neck pain at some point of their lives. The human head weighs 10-12 pounds and holding your head in an awkward position can put additional stress on the soft tissues in the neck and muscles. Adding simple exercises to your daily routine that emphasize neck retraction can really make a difference in your neck pain.

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Topics: back stretches, neck pain, severe neck pain, chronic neck pain, exercises & stretches, reduce neck pain, extreme neck pain, chicago neck pain, home remedies for back pain, stretches for neck pain

Flatten Your Stomach and Decrease Back Pain With One Simple Exericse

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Two common goals in the fitness world are to obtain a flat stomach or to decrease lower back pain.  Essentially these two issues stem from the same problem, a weak core.

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Topics: back exercise, core strength, core exercises, Back Pain, exercises & stretches, core exercises that relieve lower back pain, exercise back pain

3 Types of Sciatica Stretches that Will Relieve Your Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Sciatica pain stems from pressure on and/or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The nerve emanates from both sides of the lower spine, through the pelvic area and the buttocks, down the back of the thighs. The nerve splits at the knee forming branches extending to the feet. Pain can stretch all along this route and may be mild and achy or sharp and burning, often accompanied by pins-and-needles sensations.

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Topics: sciatica, sciatica pain, stretches for sciatica, sciatica stretches, sciatica relief, sciatica treatment, exercises & stretches, treatment for sciatica

Feeling Lazy? 3 Back Stretches You Can Do While Watching TV!

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Back stretches are very important to being able to build up strength in your back.  Back pain has never been more common.  It is experienced by more than one-fourth of all adults in the United States according to a survey completed by the National Institutes of Health.

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Topics: general back pain, back stretches, exercises & stretches, lower back stretches, lower back pain stretches, hip stretches, leg stretches

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

Why is Walking Backwards Good for Lower Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

When your lower back pain just won't let go, you will try almost anything to ease the ache. By now, doctors and scientists say just sitting and waiting for the pain to go away is the wrong approach. Heat, massage, and gentle exercise seem to be better suited for treating this somewhat common and frustrating situation. 

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Topics: lower back pain, lower back pain relief, lower right back pain, exercises & stretches, exercises for lower back pain, sciatica and walking, walking with back pain

Get Relief from Golf Back Pain with Stretches and Exercises

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

One of the biggest complaints golfers have is that they suffer from low back pain while they are golfing. Many think there is nothing they can do and they need to accept the golf back pain they feel and just try to play through it. If you are a golfer who suffers with golf back pain, you will be glad to know there is something you can do to significantly reduce or even totally prevent low back pain while you golf. You may be experiencing low back pain for a number of reasons, with some of them being weak muscles, bad golfing posture, and muscle inflexibility. By improving on your mobility, strength, and stability you will see improvement in the way you feel when you golf.

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Topics: back stretches, Back Pain, professional golfers all have back problems, exercises & stretches, back strengthening exercises, golf back pain, golf stretching exercises, tiger woods, hip flexor stretch

Core Exercises that Relieve Lower Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

It is estimated that over 80% of Americans will experience some sort of back pain during their lifetime. This can range from slight annoyance to chronic debilitating pain. No matter where you are on the spectrum of back pain you are on there are several core exercises that relieve lower back pain and are very simple to perform.

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Topics: general back pain, wellness, lower back pain, lower right back pain, exercises & stretches, home remedies for back pain, lumbago, core exercises that relieve lower back pain, natural treatment options for back pain

Sciatica Stretches Tip #8 Hamstring Stretch

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Your #8 Sciatica Stretch is the Hamstring Stretch. If your hamstrings are too tight, this will alter your body mechanics. To improve posture and body mechanics it is imperative that one has adequate hamstring flexibility.

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Topics: sciatica, stretches for sciatica, sciatica stretches, sciatica pain relief, sciatica treatment, exercises & stretches, stretching exercises sciatica, sciatica nerve stretches