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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Back to the Basics: Spine Muscles and Ligaments

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Your spine - and the bones within it - could not stand the slightest chance in trying to move or even hold themselves up without the muscles and ligaments that border them. A vital necessity of gaining some sort of background knowledge on back pain understands how these arrangements work and how they also can, at times, be the cause of injures.

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Topics: back pain relief, spine, general back pain, spine health, spine pain, back and spine specialist, natural treatment options for back pain

Spine Basics

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Spine Basics

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Topics: spinal injury, spinal, pain in the spine, spine, spine health, spine pain, spinal decompression, back and spine specialist

Relax! Here, Have 5 Tips for Approaching A Healthy Back

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Back pain is a common phenomenon, but good information about it is rare. It's easy to be swept up in poor advice, confusing terminology, and uncertainty. As a back pain patient, it's important for you to take a deep breath, step back, and start from square one by getting informed. Whether you have a new diagnosis, or are exploring new options for a long-term case, you can benefit from the following tips for approaching your back pain.

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Topics: spine, back pain treatment, spine health, healthy back, sciatica, Back Pain, sciatica stretches, spine pain

Should I Have Surgery for Stenosis?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

If you are suffering from spinal stenosis you know that you would do anything to free yourself from this pain. If you are asking yourself, "Should I have surgery for stenosis?" read on:

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Topics: spine, spinal stenosis, spinal stenosis treatment, spinal surgery, stenosis, surgery, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery

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

Complications of Spinal Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Like is the case with all surgical procedures, spine surgery has its own risks. The most common post-surgery risks include anesthetic complications, bleeding and infection. These complications can become severe and difficult to rectify owing to the sensitivity of the region involved; the spine and the spinal cord. In some instances, surgery may fail to treat your spine condition, making it even worse. Unlike what most patients think, surgery is not the most effective treatment for spinal cord injuries. There are different treatment programs that can be effective for your condition than surgery.

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Topics: spinal injury, spine, spine health, back, spinal surgery, surgery, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery

The Best At Home Remedies for Bulging Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

The discs in your spine act as cushions which set between your vertebrae. These discs have a tough cartilage outside which surrounds softer cartilage. The discs are the perfect size to set between your vertebrae and protect them from grinding on each other. It is important for these discs to stay positioned where they are intended to be. However, often times something will happen to cause one of these discs to bulge. When this happens, it’s good to know some home remedies for bulging disc that will help.

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Topics: Home Remedies for Bulging Disc, spine, back, bulging disc, bulging disc treatment, healing a bulging disc naturally, bulging disc symptoms, Bulging disc l3 l4

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

What is Causing Your Sudden Onset Lower Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

Eight out of ten people will experience back pain at some point throughout their lives. Sometimes, it is slow to onset and gradually worsens, but often, sudden onset (acute) back pain is experienced. While 90% of such cases have benign causes, there is always the chance of it being more serious.

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Topics: spine, Back Pain, Bulging Discs, sudden onset, acute pain, back injuries, tumors