Inheriting the Risk of Sciatica Pain

Inheriting the Risk of Sciatica Pain

Inheriting the Risk of Sciatica Pain December 2, 2014 Scientists have discovered a new risk factor for developing sciatic pain: your genes. Though scientists have suspected that genes play a role in sciatica, this study examines the impact of familial history on the...

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Risk Factors for Spinal Degeneration

Risk Factors for Spinal Degeneration

As we age, the discs in our spine start to naturally break down due to normal, everyday living . This is commonly referred to as disc degeneration and can result in pain in the neck and/or back area--pain that is felt by almost half of the population 40 years of age...

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Lumbar Support Pillow for Back Pain Relief?

Lumbar Support Pillow for Back Pain Relief?

Sitting at a desk all day, like the majority of working adults do in industrialized nations, has been shown to be a risk factor for low-back pain, among other work injuries and pain. If you spend most of your work-day sitting, you may be among the 89% of workers who...

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Drugs Ineffective for Sciatica Pain

Drugs Ineffective for Sciatica Pain

The efficacy of drugs for sciatica treatment has been called into question in a recent literature review. Although there are consistent guidelines for prescribing medication for low-back pain, "this is not the case for sciatica." To address this lack of clear...

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The Effects of Sciatica on Your Muscles

The Effects of Sciatica on Your Muscles

The Effects of Sciatica on Your Muscles October 29, 2015 Patients who suffer from sciatica are at risk for developing muscle atrophy. A recent British study found that patients with sciatica had decreased muscle mass, also known as muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy...

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Weight Loss Eases Back Pain

Weight Loss Eases Back Pain

There's more to weight loss than fitting into your favorite jeans. A number of studies confirm that weight loss can significantly relieve back pain and sciatica in obese patients.   Low-back pain and sciatica are common among obese patients. Research shows that...

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Poor sleep could lead to fibromyalgia

Poor sleep could lead to fibromyalgia

Scientists have added yet another reason to seek medical attention if you suffer from sleep disturbances or insomnia. Poor sleep may lead to fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain syndrome that primarily affects women. The syndrome...

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Improving Health with Vitamin D Supplementation

Improving Health with Vitamin D Supplementation

In a recent summary on the proven benefits of vitamin D, the author offers plenty of evidence for the advice to get "sensible sun exposure along with vitamin D supplementation. As the author explains, the body responds to sunlight by producing vitamin D. The vitamin...

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Chiropractic Effective for SI Joint Pain

Chiropractic Effective for SI Joint Pain

Chiropractic Effective for SI Joint Pain A new study confirms that chiropractic care is an effective, safe way to treat sacroiliac joint pain.   The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is located at the base of the spine where the sacrum and pelvis connect to one...

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Chiropractic & Exercise: Perfect Fibromyalgia Treatment

Chiropractic & Exercise: Perfect Fibromyalgia Treatment

Chiropractic & Exercise: Perfect Fibromyalgia Treatment Anyone with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia knows it can be difficult to adhere to a complex set of treatment instructions: physical therapy, medications, creams, journals, the list goes on. We get...

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