Piriformis Stretch for Preventing Low Back Pain The piriformis muscle is a small muscle located deep to the gluteus maximus. The sciatic nerve is located in close proximity and in approximately 6% of the population, the sciatic nerve actually bisects the piriformis muscle. The function of the piriformis is to assist [...]
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One of the many ways that individuals end up hurting their back is by incorrect technique when bending and lifting objects off the ground. Many people don’t realize that even by bending to pick up small objects off the floor they can put some serious stress on their back. Often times you may also use [...]
When it comes to smoking severe health complications always follow. In a study published in the National Institute of Health the correlation between smoking and low back pain was explored. With a relatively large survey group this study examined data of 34,000 adults who were current smokers, former smokers, and never smokers. The findings concluded [...]
Chronic neck pain is pain or discomfort in any part of the neck that lasts for 3 months or more. It can involve your muscles, nerves, vertebrae (bones of your spine), or disks in your spine. And it can vary from person to person. Some neck pain is due to weak or overused muscles. This [...]
Hip flexors are a group of muscles at the top of your thigh that connect your leg and trunk together. They are crucial in allowing you to be able to bring your knee up towards your torso as well as being able to bend over at the hip. Just like any muscle the hip flexor [...]
It is important to remember even during this period of coronavirus quarantine and isolation you can continue taking care of yourself and maintain daily normalcy. Spending so much time at home can make us all a little stir crazy and reduction in regular movement can lead to decreased blood circulation. Blood circulation is crucial for [...]
Practicing good posture makes good sense for everyone. But it’s especially important if you have chronic neck or back pain. The muscles and ligaments in your neck and back have to work harder when you slouch or have other poor posture habits. This extra strain causes muscle fatigue and triggers pain. As a result, poor [...]
High blood pressure has been linked to causing headaches and chronic pain in the body which can be a contributing factor to low back pain. Even when you have a chronic condition, like high blood pressure, there are many things you can do to live a healthy, satisfying life. Making small changes to your [...]
Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones weak. It happens when your bones don’t have enough calcium and other minerals, and it can lead to fractures and pain. Most often it occurs in older people. The good news is that you can take steps now to help keep your bones strong when you’re young [...]
Back pain, specifically low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States. The most alarming statistic is that chronic and impairing lower back pain has been significantly on the rise since the 90’s in all American’s regardless of age, gender, or race. With this concerning statistic of pain on [...]