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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Epidurals For Back Pain – Risks and Side Effects

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 @ 01:41 PM

Many people suffering from back pain turn to epidural shots. An epidural steroid injection is a cortisone injection used to treat inflammation around the spine. Be sure to use epidural shots with caution. They tend to only relieve symptoms for a short period of time (lasting from a week up to a year). It is estimated that they help relieve the patient’s pain only about 50% of the time. The success rate varies depending on the condition and the degree of the condition the patient has. There is a lot of skepticism about the effectiveness of the injections and if it is appropriate to inject some patients. There are several side effects and risks associated with epidural injections.

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Topics: Functional Disc Rehydration, Back Pain, treatments for back pain, relief of back pain, epidural shots for back pain

Foods That Reduce Inflammation - Cherries

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 04:21 PM

Cherries can take the edge off of your back pain! Researchers found that a chemical in tart cherries that has potent anti-inflammatory properties. This chemical also gives cherries their deep, red/purple color.  The food can't make your chronic back disappear for good but it is very important to your healing!

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Topics: cures for lower back pain, Back Pain, foods that reduce inflammation, treatments for back pain, what to take for back pain, help for back pain, Treat Back Pain, back pain solution, diet and back pain

Diet Tips to Back Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 03:11 PM

Make sure to have foods high in magnesium in your diet. These foods can help you avoid future back pain. Magnesium is essential for the relaxing and contracting of your muscles. It helps preserve muscle tone and bone density, which can then help avoid back problems. Magnesium is found in bananas, nuts and seeds, whole grains and whole-grain breads, potatoes, avocados, greens like spinach and broccoli.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, food and back pain, treatments for back pain, what to do about back pain, help for back pain, relief back pain, diet tips for back pain

Tips to avoiding backpack back pain!

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 04:20 PM

Summer is almost over and school is about to begin! Make sure that your child has the correct type of backpack and is using it properly to avoid back pain

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, treatments for back pain, pain relief for back pain, relief back pain, hip back pain, reason for back pain, Backpacks causing back pain

Sleep Positions That Won't Strain Your Back

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

A bad sleep position can aggravate back pain. Try lying on your side and place a pillow between your knees to keep your spine in a neutral position and relieve strain on your back. If you prefer to sleep on your back, slide a pillow under your knees.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, treatments for back pain, help for back pain, Pillow for Back Pain, chest and upper back pain, best pillow for back pain, strain your back