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Low Back Pain

There’s nothing like severe low back pain to disrupt your life.
Thankfully, most people can get better with appropriate care.
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CAUSES

Disc Herniation

Facet Syndrome

Stenosis

Degenerative Disc Diseases

Sacro-iliac Syndrome

Muscle Weakness

Spondylolisthesis

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CARE

Cox Spinal Decompression explained

Cox Decompression demonstrated

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EXERCISES

Marching

When you sit too much, your balance and coordination suffer.

This exercise helps and is also a great help in dealing with lower back pain.

Overheads

This is helpful for neck and shoulder rehabilitation and for preventing frozen shoulder syndrome. It is also useful for improving lung function and chest expansion.

Be sure and keep proper head posture as you do these.

Hip Extension

If you have burning or cramping pain in one or both hips, it may be due weakness of the stabilizing muscles of your hips secondary to too much sitting.

This simple exercise, done frequently will help.

Deep Knee Bends

This simple exercise is helpful for the many of us that sit too much.

It will help to relax tight hamstrings and strengthen your quads and give more stability to your lower spine.

THINGS TO AVOID

Recovering from a low back injury not only requires doing the right things but also necessitates avoiding harmful practices.  Here are four things you’ll generally want to avoid to speed your recovery;

  1. Sitting – When you sit, the pressure inside your injured disc is raised eleven times more than when you are lying.  This increased intra-discal pressure makes healing very difficult.
  2. Lifting, bending, and twisting – Every pound you hold in front of you is multiplied by fifteen in your back.
  3. Laying around - Certainly it’s okay to rest as you need to but, in general, walking and moving will help you heal faster.  You must, of course, do this within your tolerance.
  4. Muscle relaxants - Since muscle spasm is an extremely rare cause of back pain.  And since joint injury is the more likely cause, it doesn’t make any sense to take drugs that weaken the very muscles that are trying to protect your injured joints.  Drugs are okay if you need them, but avoid muscle relaxants; they do more harm than good.

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