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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

Causes of Back Pain in Children and Teens

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Back pain is perhaps the most common medical complaint among adults today.  However, did you know that children and teens often suffer with back pain problems, as well?  The causes are numerous, ranging from obesity to overloaded backpacks.  The treatments are almost as numerous as the causes, with everyone in the medical field having a different opinion regarding how to correct the problem.  What is really the cause, and what is the safest way to address this issue?

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Topics: back pain treatment, spine health, healthy back, causes of back pain, kids health

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

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

Why Should You Have An MRI for Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

It is estimated that every adult will undergo some back pain at a point in his or her life. Some back pains are related to lifestyle activities. These pains are usually not severe and dissipate with time. However, this fact should not make you undermine the seriousness of back pain, particularly if it is persistence. If your back pain does not ease with time or worsens, leading to numbness and tingly feeling radiating to your legs or arms, you should consult your doctor. One of the surest ways your doctor will identify the underlying cause of your back pain is through an MRI scan.

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Topics: back pain relief, spine health, back, Back Pain, back doctor, mri pinched l5 nerve, herniated disc mri image, mri picture of bulging disc, before & after mri's

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