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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

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

National Stress Awareness Day: Your Back and the Effects of Stress

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

There’s no way to get through the day without experiencing some amount of stress.  This is not necessarily a bad thing.  In fact, a certain amount of stress can be good for you and your body.  When the effects of stress begin to interfere with normal function, that is when something should be done immediately.

The effects of stress can manifest in more than emotional discomfort.  Over time, excessive amounts of stress will have a negative impact on every part of the body.  This includes the back.  

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Topics: general back pain, Back Pain Tips, back pain caused by stress, neck pain and stress, stress and neck pain, stress and back pain, effects of stress, back pain and stress

Celebrate World Health Day with a Healthy Back

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

It is easy to forget the important role that your back plays in motion until you start having problems. Because your spine is connected to areas throughout your body, back problems have the potential to cause a wide range of problems. There are some basic things that can help you to maintain a healthy back and limit complications in other parts of your body.

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Topics: spinal, healthy spine, general back pain, wellness, spine health, healthy back, Back Pain, back doctor, back pain solutions

What is the Connection Between Muscle Weakness and Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Children, adults, athletes, and laborers alike experience back pain. What most people do not know is that back pain is very often caused by muscle weakness, which is, in most cases, a very fixable problem! The trouble with back surgery as a treatment for pain, in many cases, is that it does not address the root of the issue: Key muscles are still lacking in strength after the procedure is done, because no surgery fixes muscle weakness!

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Topics: back problems, back pain treatments, spine, general back pain, wellness, Back Pain, spine pain, back doctor, back pain solutions, hip stretches, muscle weakness

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

6 Tips to Preventing Back Pain Through Proper Posture

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Proper posture is something talked about very frequently by today's health experts. It is said that improving your posture is necessary for a healthy lifestyle, but to what extent is this true? Although improving posture can benefit anyone willing to commit to it, there are certain groups of people who experience the benefits more profoundly; those who experience chronic back pain are one of these groups. Bad posture can be an underlying cause of back & neck pain, and sometimes the solution to your pain can be as simple as improving your posture.

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Topics: back pain treatment, general back pain, neck pain, Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, proper posture, how to correct posture, back pain relief tips, tips for back pain

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

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

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

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