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Groin and Inner Thigh Muscle Stretches
Groin muscles may exert a pull on the pelvis that results in back pain. Find out how to release the inner thigh muscles to relax your back.

Seated Inner Thigh Stretch
Try a simple groin muscle stretch to help your lower back to feel better.

Seated Adductor Stretch
Try this seated adductor muscle stretch. It may just release your back!

Groin Muscle Flexibility - Be Strategic
Groin stretches increase hip flexibility and release tight back muscles. Another way to get similar results is to use strategy.

Inner Thigh Flexibility Tips
Flexible inner thighs help balance your pelvic position which may have a positive effect on your back. Here are a few tips on increasing groin ROM.

Medical Marijuana for Back Pain
Medical marijuana for back pain relief may show some promise. Find out what's going on in this industry for people who live with pain.

Amitriptyline and Potential Drug Interactions
Amitriptyline can interact in approximately 2000 ways with other drugs. What should you mention to your doctor about the other substances you use?

Learn How to Increase Your Core Support
Use this pre-exercise before you take on challenging ab work to increase your core support and reduce your chances of injury.

Desk Height and the Risks of Neck Pain
Desk height is foundational to getting a good fit with your workstation. Find out what to do about low desk height and desk height that's too high.

Synovial Cyst Symptoms and Treatments
Learn more about synovial cysts, a relatively rare cause of back pain or spinal conditions.

What Is the Intervertebral Foramen?
The intervertebral foramen defined, along with neuroforaminal stenosis.

Adjacent Segment Disease
Adjacent segment disease is thought to be a complication of spinal fusion surgery.Learn more about it, including whether or not you'll likely need yet another back surgery.

Intervertebral Joint Definition and Spinal Pain Types
The intervertebral defined and described. Learn more about herniated discs, motion segments, disc related pain, and spinal fusion surgery.

Extension Bias and Directional Preferences
Extension bias definition and context. Find out why the people approach to healing back pain is more scientifically valid.

Causes and Treatment of Facet Joint Pain
The facet joints are often the cause of spine pain. Learn about the anatomy of the facets and what kinds of problems typically cause facet joint pain.

Ideal Alignment for Standard Posture
Ideal alignment, also known as standard posture is a mechanically efficient placement of the joints of the body.

5 Reasons for Revision Spine Surgery
Revision spine surgery is likely no patient's treat. How do you know when you really need a 2nd back surgery? Here are 5 possibilities.

Pain Medication Side Effects
Pain medication side effects can be a big deterrent to getting the relief you seek. Find out what you'll likely face when you make this decision.

Spinal Ligament Anatomy
Spinal ligaments help provide your back with stability. Learn about the 6 main ligaments - where they are located and what they do for you.

Health Coaching for Back Pain
Health coaching for back pain is a pretty new field, but I've been at this for a while. Find out what research says about it.

Iontophoresis with Dexamethasone
Iontophoresis with dexamethasone is a common treatment used in physical therapy. Learn more.

Hamstring Stretch to Release Your Back
Hamstring stretch instructions for beginners to help reduce back pain. Learn how to progress safely to avoid injury and feel better.

Communicating Back Pain Symptoms to Your Doctor
Symptoms of back pain and neck pain may have you running to the doctor for treatment. Before the doctor can give you a treatment for your back pain or neck pain, she or he must understand what your symptoms are. It is very important to clearly and accurately communicate your back pain symptoms to your doctor.

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Adjustable Arm Rests
Adjustable arm rests on your office chair may help you avoid nasty neck pain. Find out how.

What Are the Paraspinal Muscles?
Paraspinal muscles - what they are, locations, and what they do. Learn about iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis muscles in the back.

Breakthrough Pain - An Overview
Breakthrough pain and flare ups are pain episodes in which pain breaks through your usual medication.

Water Exercise for Spinal Arthritis
Spinal arthritis and joint pain go hand in hand. Here are some great tips from a physical therapist on how to reduce pain and feel better.

Neuroforaminal Stenosis Defined
Neuralforaminal stenosis can cause pain and disrupt your daily activities. But what is it and what causes it?

Amitriptyline or Elavil Side Effects
Elavil side effects deserve some consideration. If you take amitriptyline and experience any of these you may need to speak with your doctor.

Neck Arthritis Pillows and Sleep
Neck arthritis pillows and other strategies for getting a good nights rest despite the pain.

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3 Exercises that May Irritate Your Sciatic Nerve
Here are 3 exercises to avoid if you have sciatica because they may irritate the sciatic nerve or bring on leg pain.

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Upper Back Exercise for Posture
An upper back posture exercise may be the best way to correct upper back and shoulder posture. Try this one to get started.

Sex with a Bad Back - Disc Problems
Sex with a bad back, including disc problems, can lead to no fun at all. Learn about the modifications you can make.

Dural Sac Tears
When cerebrospinal fluid leaks because of a dural tear, you may need another surgery. Just what is a dural tear and why don't hospitals like to admit them when they occur?

Isometric Neck Exercise
Isometric neck exercise instructions for beginners. Strengthen those cervical muscles!

What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy is a hands-on body therapy that uses a light touch practiced by many alternative health practitioners.

Loss of Cervical Curve and Cervical Kyphosis
Cervical kyphosis or loss of neck curve described.

Most Common Neck Injuries Described
Neck injuries, also known as cervical spine injuries, vary in severity and type. Learn about the 11 most common types of neck injury.

Sleep and Back Pain - Do You Need Pills?
Chronic neck or back pain may play right into your insomnia. But are sleeping pills the best way to deal with that?

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3 Natural Ways to Get Sleep Despite Neck or Back Pain
If your chronic back or neck pain keeps you up at night but you don't want to take sleeping pills, maybe these 3 holistic approaches are right for you.

Annular Fissure
Annular fissures sometimes cause pain and sometimes don't. Learn more about them including how they are diagnosed and treated.

Does a Referral to Spine Surgeon Mean You Will Be Getting Surgery?
Does a referral to an orthopedic or neurosurgeon for neck or back pain automatically mean you'll be getting surgery?

Disc Herniation Types
Disc herniation can be 1 of 4 types at any given time. Find out what they are.

Clinical Trials and other Medical Research for Clinical Spine Pain
Clinical research on chronic low back pain is not known for its clear cut terms. But things may soon change. The NIH has made new recommendations.

Spine Related Clinical Research May Soon Operate on Your Behalf
Clinical trials and other research done in the field of spine pain may soon be operating on your behalf. Learn about the report recently released NIH Pain Consortium. Page 2.

Protect Your Low Back with the Drawing In Maneuver
Drawing in is a maneuver for developing core stabilization. Learn how to achieve this technique in just a few steps.

Diagnosing Scheuermanns Disease and Kyphosis in Teens
Scheuermanns disease affects teens and adolescents and shows up as a hunchback. Learn how Scheuermanns kyphosis is diagnosed.

Back Doctors - With So Many Specialists, Who To Turn To?
Back doctors come in a variety of specializations. Do you really need one, and if so which type? Find out!

3 Reasons Why your Discs may be Causing Your Back Pain
Disc related back pain can be one of three types. But DDD, or degenerative disc disease is not one of them. Find out what they are.

How to Deal with Kinks and Cricks in Your Neck
Crick in neck is common, but not well defined. Explore what it means to have a neck kink, including what to do about it.

Find out if you're at risk.
Could your stiff neck be a sign of meningitis? Find out if your at risk for this disease.

Cox-2 Inhibitors vs. Opioids
There are several types of medications commonly prescribed for chronic back and neck pain. This article compares two of them -- Cox-2 inhibitors and opioids.

Cox-2 Inhibitors Compared with Opioids
There are several types of medications commonly prescribed for chronic back and neck pain. This article compares two of them -- Cox-2 inhibitors and opioids. Page 2.

Dermatome Definition with Back Pain Example
Dermatome - Learn about dermatomes and dermatome distribution.

Cervical Spine Definition
Cervical spine definition, including common injuries and problems.

Compression Fractures in the Spine
Compression fractures in the spine affect people with osteoporosis especially. Learn more about this type of back injury.

Electric Muscle Stimulation - aka E-Stim in Physical Therapy
Electric muscle stimulation is sometimes used in spine rehab and physical therapy to jump start weakened muscles and to control pain. Learn more.

Seat Depth Adjustments on Your Office Chair
Instructions on how to adjust the seat depth on your office chair.

Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome - signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, including emergency surgery.

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Back Pain and Sleeping Positions - Sleeping Positions that Stress the Back and Cause Back Pain
Back pain and sleep don't always go together. The first step to sleeping - and waking - without back pain or neck pain is to identify the sleeping positions that are stressful to your back. This gallery of images shows some of the more common sleeping positions that can create back pain and strain. Do any of these seem familiar to you?

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Neurostimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems
Spinal cord stimulation and neurostimulation systems have several components. If you are considering neurostimulation to control chronic back pain, check out the devices and other parts of the spinal cord stimulation systems. Neurostimulators are also called dorsal column stimulators.

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Comfortable Sleeping Positions For Your Back
Sleeping without back pain or neck pain might only be a matter of finding the positions that support your spine.

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Golf and Back Pain
Golf and back, pain tips from a neurosurgeon who enjoys the sport.

A Great Game of Golf without Back Pain
Golf and back, pain tips from a neurosurgeon who enjoys the sport.

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Buying Guide for Big Ticket Back and Neck Pain Relief Items
Buying guide for big ticket back and neck pain relief items. Now you can compare brands and models with confidence.

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Fitness Tips for Beginners with Backaches - Kneel Your Way to Strong Hips and Back
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Fitness Tips for Your Backache - Your Butt and Your Back
Fitness tips for backaches would not be complete without a discussion on the connection between your butt and your back. Check it out.

Bad Back Moves and Positions
Back strain or other back injury can be avoided if you know which moves not to do. Here are 3 bad moves for your back.

Reasons for Low Back Pain
While there are many labeled causes for low back pain, including scoliosis and zygapophyseal (facet) joint dysfunction, the author's experience points to a functional leg length inequality with a resultant mild tilting of the pelvis.

Chiropractic Treatment of Low Back Pain and Tilted Pelvis
Treating low back pain due to a tilted pelvis, or pelvic obliquity involves modalities such as trigger point therapy, electrical muscle stimulation and more.

Adjacent Segment Degeneration - ASD
Adjacent segment degeneration affects intervertebral joints above and below the place where spinal fusion is done. Learn about this problem and what it may lead to.

Back Treatment without Surgery
Back treatment that does not involve back surgery is generally tried first. Here are 8 things you might consider when you need to get your back treated.

What to Do for Neck Or Back Pain That's Mild
What to do for neck or back pain that's mild or began recently. This article talks about at home therapies.

Encroachment and Decompression Surgery
Encroachment definition and short discussion about if decompression surgery is truly necessary.

Thoracolumbar Fascia Basics
Thoracolumbar fascia basics - what it is and what it does for you, as well as which muscles attach to it.

Lumbar and Cervical Stabilization Exercises
Lumbar and cervical stabilization exercises are a bit different than simply strengthening your core, as they are used to reduce neck or back pain.

6 Sex Tips for Back Pain Sufferers
Sex tips for people with back pain - what you can do for your relationship - and your spine.

What Is Discogenic Pain?
Discogenic pain originates from interverbal disks. Find out why it's different than a herniated disc, how to recognize it and what to do fo rit.

What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty, like vertebroplasty is a surgery for compression fractures of the spine. Learn more.

What is a Back Strain?
What is a back strain? Learn the basics about this cause of low back pain.

Scar Tissue in Neck and Back
Scar tissue and adhesions from neck surgery.may cause pain. Learn more.

How Many Aleve Can I Take and How Often?
Naproxen, is an NSAID that many people with back pain take to get relief. Learn how much Aleve to take and when to take it.

What Is Sacroiliitis?
Sacroiliitis is a painful condition affecting the sacroiliac joints. It is a key sign in certain inflammatory diseases that also the sacrum.

10 Tips to Prevent Back Pain and Injuries
If you have a stiff neck, or back pain, look to your lifestyle. The way you sleep, lift, and twist your body can cause back pain and sometimes injury.

Should My Mattress be Firm or Soft?
If you have a bad back, you may be wondering if you should shop for a firm mattress or a soft one. Find out what medical research studies say about mattress selection for people with bad backs.

Studies on Mattress Types for Bad Backs
If you have a bad back, you may be wondering if you should shop for a firm mattress or a soft one. Find out what medical research studies say about mattress selection for people with bad backs. Page 2.

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive spine surgery that treats spinal fractures and compression fractures. Vertebroplasty surgery is fairly easy on the patient.

Yoga Poses for Back Pain - Cat-Cow Pose
Yoga poses that are good for healing back pain almost always include the cat cow stretch. Find out why and how this pose benefits your spine.

How Ergonomic Workstations Affect Your Neck and Back
Ergonomic workstation set up may be the key to minimizing neck and back pain during the day. Here are a few tricks of the trade.

Yoga for Back Flexibility
Yoga is a great way to increase your back flexibility. But if you're dealing with a spine condition or injury, you may need to know a few basics before proceeding.

Yoga for Back Pain - Spinal Twist
The yoga pose supine spinal twist may help you relieve back pain but it comes with a warning or two. Learn more.

X-Rays - How are they formed?
X-rays are used extensively for diagnosing spine and other problems. But how are these kinds of images made?

Yoga Therapy and Disc Health
Yoga therapy for spinal discs - what's the evidence?

Discogenic Low Back Pain - Quickie Overview
Prevent or manage discogenic pain without drugs or surgery.

Quit Smoking for Healthier Discs
Smoking is bad for your discs. Get the details.

Proper lifting techniques may protect your discs.
Lift with your legs not your spine. Why you should use proper lifting techniques.

BMI and Back Pain Risk
Obesity, overweight, your BMI - body mass index - and your back pain. What's the connection?

Back Exercise for Discogenic Pain
Back exercise for discogenic pain - some ideas.

Will My Obesity Cause a Herniated Disk?
Obesity contributes directly to several types of back problems, including disk herniation. Even if you are not morbidly obese, the health of your back and spine may be suffering because of your obesity. Find out about how being overweight or obese may contribute to a herniated disk and back pain.

Exercise Ball Chair Information
Exercise ball chairs - do they make good office chairs? Get some tips and find out what research has to say.

When to See a Doctor for Back or Neck Pain
Most of the time back pain, back aches and neck pain resolve on their own. But there some signs you should get them checked by a sign specialist or doctor. Your back pain, neck pain or back ache may be the sign of a red flag, or a serious problem. Examples are leg pain, back injury or radiating pain down legs or arms.

What is a Neurosurgeon and When Do You Need One for Your Neck or Back?
When do you need an appointment with a neurosurgeon for your neck or back pain? And is your primary care physician referring you accurately?

What Is the Annulus Fibrosus?
The annulus fibrosus is the tough outer covering of the intervertebral disc. Scientists say it's a critical aspect of keeping discs free of injury.

Synovitis - Active Inflammation in Your Spine
Synovitis is one type of active inflammation that could indicate inflammatory arthritis or spondylitis. Learn more.

What is Swayback Posture?
Swayback posture -- is one of several types of posture problems. Learn more about swayback here.

What Is Spinal Traction?
Spinal traction is a largely unproven treatment sometimes given neck and back patients. Get the facts about how well it relieves pain.

Lumbago Definition
Lumbago is a term that relates to your low back pain. But is it an official diagnosis? Will you need surgery? Learn more.

Inflammatory Granuloma Definition for Non-Medical People
Inflammatory granuloma is a medical term that you should know if you plan to have a pain pump implanted.

Pain Management and Pain Medication Guide
Pain medicine, also called pain management, is a branch of medicine that deals with treating pain and helping people learn to cope with pain.

Myofascial Spasm - Pain - Spasm Cycle
Myofascial spasm, pain, spasm syndrome described and defined with an example.

Neuromodulation
Neuromodulation definition, including evidence as to its effectiveness.

Facet Joint Hypertrophy
Facet joint hypertrophy is a type of spondylosis and spinal arthritis that may cause pain. Learn more about it.

Enthesitis Definition
Enthesitis is a painful conditions associated with spondylitis. Learn more.

Facet Capsulitis Found in the Spine
Capsulitis is associated with spondylitis and sacroiliitis. Learn about capsulitis.

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Orthopedic spine surgeons - is that all they do? Find out.

Central Canal Stenosis?
Central canal stenosis may be genetic, but can be just as much due to the way you live your life.

What is an MSD?
MSD, or musculoskeletal disorder, refers to a disorder of soft tissue, joints, cartilage, blood vessels, or spinal discs.

What Does Route of Administration Mean?
When stiff neck or a back ache has you downing pain killers orally with no luck, perhaps you need a different route of administration for the delivery of that drug.

Broken Neck Types and Treatments
Broken neck is one of those terms that means different things to different people. Get the facts.

Rhomboid Muscles
Rhomboid muscles are key for a healthy upper back, neck and head posture. Learn how to exercise these diagonal muscles.

What Are the Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
Herniated disc symptoms are more than back pain or neck pain. Symptoms of herniated disk are called radiculopathy when the herniated disc presses on a spinal nerve root. Learn more about symptoms of herniated disc.

Water Therapy for Back Pain
Water therapy helps many people who live with back pain on a daily basis. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Aquatic Exercise Routine for Back Pain
Aquatic exercise is one way people with back pain manage their condition. Try this basic routine.

Water Exercise Routine - Cool Down
To cool down your water exercise session, use water walking.

Vertebral Body and Compression Fractures
The vertebral body is a part of the spine bone where compression fractures occur. Learn more.

Vertebral End Plates
Vertebral end plates may be a source of your back pain that your doctor is overlooking. Learn more.

Non Surgical Low Back Pain Treatment Options
Back pain treatment for a spinal disc herniation in your low back may mean physical therapy and back pain exercises.

Neurogenic Claudication
Neurogenic claudication is a classic symptom of spinal stenosis. Find out how it relates to posture.

Neuralforaminal Stenosis Treatment
Here are the main neuralforaminal stenosis treatment options. The good news is you may not need back surgery for this painful condition.

Neck or Back Sprain
Neck and back sprains are common injuries that can range in seriousness from mild to major. Learn the basics.

Neck Sprain Symptoms
Neck sprains have several defining symptoms, not the least of which is neck pain, of course. Learn about the rest of them, including what to do.

Neck Exercises for Arthritis Joint Pain
Neck exercises for arthritis can take a number of forms. But the key is to improve your range of motion, support your neck when you sleep and also strengthen your muscles. Learn more.

Tricyclic Anti-Depressants for Back Pain Relief
Chronic pain and depression feed into one another, and tricyclic antidepressants have been shown to be an effective treatment for both.

Transverse Abdominal Muscle
The transverse abdominal muscle, aka transversus abdominis, or transversus, is a very deep posture muscle that influences core strength and your back health.

Meningitis Symptoms
Meningitis symptoms are easily misunderstood, and that could cost you your life. Find out what you need to know about meningitis symptoms.

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Medical Marijuana for Neck and Back Pain - State Scorecards
Medical marijuana for spine problems. Although states progress towards a legal medical cannabis systems, some spines are being left out.

Lumbosacral Angle
Lumbosacral angle defined, along with how it relates to spondylolisthesis.

Lower Back Stretch You Can Do at Your Desk
Lower back stretches done at your desk don't have to be hard or disruptive to your work. This simple move will help you limber up your back muscles.

Lumbar Spine Definition and Description
Lumbar spine definition, including lordosis, common conditions that affect the area and a description of anatomy.

Longus Colli and Other Deep Neck Flexion Muscles
The longus colli is a deep neck flexor muscle. Learn more about this key muscle, including what happens when you have chronic cervical spine pain.

Stabilize in Basic Positions
Learning back safe positions is the first step in spine rehab

Practice Your Transitional Moves
Transitioning from position to position may help you regain lost physical functionality.

Stretching and Mobilizing for Spine Rehab
Stretching and mobilization are important aspects of spine rehabilitation. Get the best practices here.

Spine Rehab - The Next Level
Successful spine rehab - what comes next. Learn how to use what you achieved in physical therapy to fuel your future.

Stabilize Your Core
Stabilizing your core is key for full back healing and successful spinal rehab. Learn about the 3 levels.

Aerobic Exercise During Spine Rehab
Keep up with your aerobic conditioning during spine rehab. Here are a few quick tips.

Stress Management for Back Injuries
Manage your stress levels for better neck and back injury healing. Here are a few tips.

Diagnosis of Spinal Stenosis - How Spinal Stenosis is Diagnosed
Spinal stenosis diagnosis involves diagnostic imaging to find bone spurs that put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves.

Conservative Care for Spinal Stenosis - Non-Surgical Treatments
Treatment for spinal stenosis utilizes anti-inflammatory medicines and physical therapy. Sometimes surgery is done for lumbar spinal stenosis, but the first line of defense is conservative care.

Can Spinal Stenosis be Prevented?
Preventing spinal stenosis can be a matter of common sense. Exercise and good posture can go a long way toward helping your keep your spine healthy and the back pain away. Page 7.

Introduction to Lumbar and Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis, including lumbar spinal stenosis, is often due to age related changes in the spine. Learn about spinal stenosis, including treatment, diagnosis, and prevention. Find out when surgery is done for spinal stenosis, what the common symptoms are and what causes spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis List of Possible Causes
Causes of spinal stenosis, whether it is lumbar spinal stenosis or cervical spinal stenosis are usually age related.

Knees to Chest Exercise for Back Muscle Release
The knees to chest exercise is an easy and relaxing way to get rid of back muscle tension. Learn how to perform it.

Lateral Recess Definition
Lateral recess is part of the anatomy of the spinal bone.

The Coccyx Bone
The coccyx, or tailbone is the lowest part of the spine.

The Back of the Lumbar Vertebra
The back of the lumbar vertebra is much more complicated than the front vertebral body. Many sub-structures such as the transverse and spinous processes, the facet joints come together to support the spine.

The Lumbar Curve
The normal curve of the lower back goes to the front.

The Lumbosacral Joint or L5-S1
The Lumbosacral Joint or L5-S1 is where the lumbar spine meets the sacrum, and is the site of an injury called spondylolisthesis.

The Sacrum
The sacrum is located below the lumbar spine.

The Lumbar Spine and Back Injuries
The lumbar spine is the site of many back injuries. Some basic understanding about the structure and function of the lower back may help to interpret a doctor's diagnosis of low back pain.

Spinal Flexion and Posture, Injury and Pain
Spinal flexion is a spinal movement we are all familiar with on some level. It can contribute to poor posture or injury, but sometimes it relieves pain.

Is Meningitis Contagious? - Personal Hygiene
Meningitis is an infection that is contagious and spread through respiratory secretions.

Intrathecal Space
The intrathecal space is an area of the spine into which spinal injections and pain pumps are inserted. Find out where the intrathecal space is.

The Ab Muscle Group
Ab muscle groups described in terms of posture, including deep abdominals.

What is Moist Heat?
Moist heat may help your reduce your neck or back pain. Learn more about this therapy.

Supported Bridge Pose and Back Pain - People with Back Pain are Beginners when doing Supported Bridge Pose
For people with back pain, doing the supported bridge pose should be approached as a beginner. This will provide the most support to the injured area, and the area causing back pain.

Muscles that Work During Supported Bridge Pose
Supported bridge pose for back pain goes over tips for doing supported bridge pose for for those with back pain. The article also gives a little background on the yoga pose, along with reasons why supported back pose can be helpful to reduce or eliminate back pain.

Yoga Supported Bridge Pose for Back Pain
The yoga supported bridge pose may help you relieve back pain and start healing the problem. Learn how.

Supported Bridge Pose
While supported bridge pose has been shown to yield good results for back pain, back pain is back pain. This means it's is important to back off if there is acute back pain symptoms to avoid re-injury and to check with your doctor to make sure your doing supported bridge pose is a safe experience for you.

Back Injury Exercises - Should You Stretch?
Back injury exercises - especially stretching - may be great for relieving chronic pain but are they right when you're in the acute phase?

Strength Exercises for Low Back Spinal Arthritis
Strength exercises for arthritis may help you manage pain and symptoms. Learn a few you can add to your range of motion work.

Stretches and Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk
Wall squats, back stretches and other exercise to use during the work day.

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How to Safely Progress Your Side Plank Exercise
The side plank exercise or yoga pose builds strong oblique abdominal muscles, not to mention balance. Here's how to go from beginner to advanced.

How to Safely Progress Your Side Plank Exercise
The side plank exercise or yoga pose builds strong oblique abdominal muscles, not to mention balance. Here's how to go from beginner to advanced.

Fitness Tips for Your Backache - Inner Thighs
Fitness tips for backaches wouldn't be complete without talking about inner thigh - aka groin - muscle strengthening exercises. Here are 6 you can try.

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What is Spondylolisthesis?
What is spondylolisthesis? What causes it and how is it treated?

10 Types of Spine Doctors
Spine doctors treat back problems from a number of perspectives - orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists and rheumatologists use different approaches.

Spinal Stenosis Surgery
Spinal stenosis surgery is not without its risks. Find out the truth about surgery versus medication, physical therapy and alternative therapies?

Spinal Epidural Steroid Injection
Spinal epidural injection is most often given for sciatica. Learn more about its effectiveness, and decide for yourself if it's worth the risk.

Spinal Cord Stimulators
Spinal cord stiimulators, also known as neurostimulators are used for chronic back pain conditions. Because spinal cord stimulation and neurostimulators are an invasive pain management strategy, weighing the risks and benefits can help in the decision to try this therapy.

Pros & Cons Of A Spinal Cord Stimulator
Spinal cord stiimulators, also known as neurostimulators are used for chronic back pain conditions. Because spinal cord stimulation and neurostimulators are an invasive pain management strategy, weighing the risks and benefits can help in the decision to try this therapy. Page 2.

Spinal Anatomy - Your Curves
Spinal curves play a big role in your ability to move through life with a pain free spine. Find out how to identify them and where the pitfalls are.

Spinal Fusion for Degenerative Disc Disease - The Risks
Spinal fusion for degenerative disc disease is not without its risks. Adjacent segment degeneration, or ASD, is one of them.. Learn more.

Spinal Curves - Why We Have Them
Loss of cervical curve is also called military neck, straight spine or cervical kyphosis. Is this condition the cause of your neck pain?

Does Degenerative Disc Disease Cause Cervical Kyphosis?
Degenerative disc disease is one potential cause of loss of neck curve. Learn more.

Birth Defects
Birth defects may cause congenital kyphosis which usually requires surgery. Learn more about how this occurs in infants.

Neck Injury and Trauma
Trauma due to injury may result in a straight spine or even a reverse curve in your neck. Find out how that happens.

Medical Treatments and Spine Surgery
Medical treatments, particularly laminectomy and spinal fusion may increase your risk for a straight neck or even a reversed curve in your neck.

Other Causes of Loss of Neck Curve
Learn more about the causes of cervical kyphosis which is also known as military neck, and loss of neck curve.

Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking risks back health for different types of people. Find out what research says about how likely you are to get back pain if you smoke.

Smoking and Spinal Discs
Smoking ups your risk for painful back conditions like herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, reduced quality of life because of your back pain and more.

Smoking and Back Surgery
Smoking and back surgery is risky business. As if going under the knife weren't stressful enough, doing so as a smoker can lead to disaster.

Smoking Cessation for a Healthier Back
Smoking cessation may be the ticket to a healthier back.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Skeletal muscle relaxants may help you make strides in physical therapy or help you get back to work sooner. Here are 3 types.

How many people REALLY have Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing spondylitis may reduce the risk of survival in people who have this form of arthritis.

Acute Low Back Pain Diagnosis- How Is Acute Low Back Pain Diagnosed?
Acute low back pain requires treatment in order to prevent a chronic spine condition. But first you have to get it diagnosed.

Sharp Lower Back Pain
Sharp lower back pain may be one of a number of things. Learn more about sharp low back pain.

Semispinalis Back Muscle Group
The semispinalis back muscle group is part of a larger set of spinal muscles that help you move, breathe, stabilize, balance and so much more.

Sciatica Pain
Sciatica pain may be caused by a number of things and treated in a number of ways. Learn more.

Scoliosis Treatment - Bracing
Bracing is a scoliosis treatment for children. Find out when it's necessary and how to get the most out wearing one.

Scoliosis Surgery Treatment
Scoliosis surgery is common for patients with large curves. Learn more about this treatment for children and adults.

Scoliosis Treatment - Scroth Method
One type of scoliosis treatment that is getting more press lately is the Scroth Method. Scroth has helped some people reverse their curves without surgery.

Chiropractic as a Scoliosis Treatment?
Chiropractic as a Scoliosis Treatment? Find out what researchers say, and why.

Scoliosis Treatments
Scoliosis treatment decisions are limited, especially in the United States. Learn about conventional medicine treatment, plus some alternatives.

Scoliosis Treatment - Observation
Observation of scoliosis is one form of treatment. Are you or your child a candidate for this approach?

SCM or Sternocleidomastoid Neck Muscle
The SCM is a muscle in the cervical spine that makes a big difference in how your neck feels and moves. Learn more.

Sciatica - Let's Clarify the Definition
Sciatica is a word that is not always used accurately. Clarify the definition of this back pain term with me.

Sciatica Cause #1 - Herniated Disc
Sciatica is commonly caused by herniated disc. Find out what happens.

Sciatica Cause #2 - Spinal Stenosis
Sciatica can be caused by either of the two types of spinal stenosis.

Sciatica Cause #3 - Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is known to lead to sciatica like symptoms.

Scheuermann's Disease - Abnormal Curvature of the Spine
Scheuermann's disease, aka Scheuermann's Kyphosis is an abnormal kyphotic curvature in the spine in teens and adolescents. Learn more.

Get Facts about Sciatica
Sciatic facts: What is it, causes, symptoms treatment and more.

Hip Bridge Exercise
Hip bridge is a staple exercise in the spine rehab world. Here's how to do the basic form - and a few variations to keep you challenged.

Support Your Back with Your Hands while in the Hip Bridge
Support Your Back with Your Hands while in the Hip Bridge

Hip Bridge Exercise - Your Height
Hip Bridge Exercise - How High Should You Go?

Hip Bridge Exercise - Give Your Shoulders and Back a Stretch
Make the hip bridge exercise more challenging with a shoulder stretch while you're in the air.

One Legged Hip Bridge
Challenge your core muscles with a one legged version of the hip bridge.

Hip Bridging Variations that Take You To The Extreme
Use the hip bridge to really get your hamstrings and butt muscles. Here's how.

Advanced Hip Bridge Shoulder Stretch
Challenge your core to work and your shoulders to stretch with this variation of the hip bridge.

Rotatores - Deep - and Special - Muscles of the Back
Rotatores muscles lie deeply under most other back muscles - and have special functions that other spinal muscles do not. Find out what they are.

Quad Stretching for SI Joint Pain
Stretching quadriceps muscles may contribute to I joint Pain relief. Here are some important tips to know before getting started.

Stretch Outer Thigh Muscles to Help Relieve SI Joint Pain
Stretching outer thigh and hip muscles may contribute to sacroiliac joint pain relief. Here's how to do that when your SI is hurting.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Moves
Sacroiliac joint pain can sometimes benefit from low tech moves. Here are 8 popular pain relievers for the SI joint.

Twist Your Spine for SI Joint Pain Relief
One way to relieve the pain of a hypermobile sacroiliac joint may be to gently twist your spine. Here's how.

Open Up Your SI Joint with Hip Adduction
Here are 2 ways to open up a stuck sacroiliac joint using hip adduction.

Single Knee to Chest Pull for Sacroiliac Pain
To relieve sacroiliac joint pain, consider gently pulling one knees to your chest. Here are the instructions for SI vulnerable people.

Double Knee to Chest for Sacroiliac Pain
For sacroiliac joint pain, a double knees to chest stretch may help. Find out what you need to know about this exercise if your SI is vulnerable.

Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction - The Facts
Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction is a particularly challenging back problem. Find out what you need to know to get this treated right.

Semimembranosus Hamstring Muscle
The semimembranosus hamstring muscle is part of a group of muscles located at the back of your thigh bone.

Biceps Femoris Hamstring Muscle
Biceps femoris hamstring muscle is a powerful hip extensor. Learn more.

Semitendinosus Hamstring Muscle
The semitendinosus hamstring muscle is one of several thigh muscles that work both the knee and the hip.

Hamstring Muscles
Hamstring muscle contraction plays a role in posture conditions and back pain.

Evista for Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density
Evista is the brand name for Raloxifene. Learn more about this bone building medication including how to take it, potential complications and more.

Read Your Kindle Without Getting Neck Pain
With these Kindle covers, you can read your device both hands free, and without kinking your neck.

The Prone Position and Back Exercises
The term prone is a clinical term. Learn what the prone position is and get an example of the prone position.

Pool Exercises for Back Pain - How they Work Their Magic
Pool exercises for back pain can be fun and relaxing. Learn more about how water workouts may be magic for your spine.

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Spinal Bone Anatomy - Parts of the Spine
Back pain diagnosis often includes the name of the part of the spine that is involved in causing the pain. Learn about the parts of the spine.

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Pain Perception - Why does your back hurt?
Pain Perception - Why does your back hurt? Here are 4 scientific theories that influence back treatments available on the market.

Seat Depth Adjustments for Your Office Chair
Why should you adjust the seat depth of your ergonomic chair and what is the ideal seat depth?

Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments - what exactly are they and how well do they relieve your back pain?

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Intermediate Piriformis Syndrome Stretching Routine
Hip stretching is one of the best things you can do to relieve sciatica due to piriformis syndrome. Check out this routine for intermediates.

Epidural Space and Injections for Neck or Back Pain
Epidural space discussed in terms of anatomy and spinal injection procedures.

Soft Tissue and Your Back Pain
Soft tissue - the quality and condition of it - can greatly influence your back pain levels. Find out how and get ideas on what to do about it.

How to Avoid Sacroiliac Joint Pain During Sex
Painful SI joint during sleep and sex - a few options

Neck Injury First Aid to Reduce Spinal Cord Injury Risk
Spinal cord injury can occur when a person injures their neck. Be prepared with first aid for neck injuries by knowing CPR and neck injury safety.

Exercise for Sciatica related to Herniated Disc
When sciatic is related to a herniated disc, certain positional precautions should be taken when you do back exercises. Find out what they are.

Sciatica Exercises for Herniated Disc with Radiculopathy
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Workout Routine Strategy
Using workout routine strategy may help you exercise effectively with back pain.

Redefine Your Core
What is the core? While many think it's all about the abs, in reality other muscles contribute as well. Maybe it's time to redefine your core.

Aerobic Exercise - A Must Even with Back Problems
Aerobic exercise is actually good for your back, even though it does not directly target the spine. Learn more.

Do Hip Exercises
HIp exercises may help relieve back pain and improve physical functioning.

Treat Exercise as a Therapy
Exercise therapy is simply exercise tailored to a healing goal. Does it work? And how can you use the idea of exercise therapy in your workouts?

Pick Your Exercise Equipment Wisely
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Vary Your Workouts
Workout variety can help you establish balance through the body and support for your spine. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Types of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Type 1
Spinal Muscular Atrophy - SMA Type 1 is the most severe type.

When Back Exercise Meets Neck and Shoulder Pain
Prevent neck and shoulder pain during exercise. Here's what to avoid.

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Pinched Nerve Symptoms in the Neck or Back
A short explanation of pinched nerve including symptoms and a definition. An example of a pinched nerve is given.

The Breathing Process
The breathing process is related to back support and back health. Put on your geek hat - for just a minute or two - and learn about how to enhance your back exercise program.

The Breathing Process and Your Back Exercises
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Obesity, Low Back Strain and Lordosis
Obesity may make your back pain worse by putting more strain in the lumbar area or increasing your lordosis. Learn more.

Botox for Neck and Back Pain
Is Botox for back pain supported by research? Find out about this as well as neck pain and other spine conditions.

Hunched Over? Try a Simple Back Stretch
Hunched over at your desk? Try this great ergonomic stretch - your back will likely thank you for it!

Quad Strengthening Exercises and Your Back
Quad strengthening exercises are known for their positive effect on knees, but did you know they can also help you develop support for your low back?

Quad Strengthening at the Next Level of Challenge
Quad strengthening exercises can be tweaked for a higher level of challenge. Check out this crusher.

Quad Sets
Quad sets are can help you get started strengthening your quadriceps.

Wall Squat Quadriceps Exercise
Wall squats make a great quadriceps exercise, especially with a fit ball behind you. Learn more.

Squats as Quad Strengthening Exercise
Squats are a must-include exercise for quad strengthening.

Quadriceps Strengthening over a Fit Ball
Quadriceps strengthening by hover sitting over a fit ball can feel very challenging!

Quad Strengthening Exercises are more Fun With A Partner
Quad strengthening exercises are more fun with a partner. Try this back to back pose.

Standing Quad Strengthening Exercise Variation
Add variety to your standing quad strengthening exercise by introducing toe touching and twisting.

Strengthen Your Quad Muscles with Sitting Leg Extensions
Strengthen your quadriceps muscles with sitting leg extensions.

Quad Strengthening for Beginners - Gentle Lunges with a Fit Ball
A great quad strengthener for beginners is the lunge over a fit ball.

Water Exercise Routine - Bicycle
Begin to intensify your water exercise session with the bicycle maneuver. The bicycle increases hip range-of-motion and engages more muscles.

Water Exercise Routine - Kicks
Put some power into your water exercise session or water exercise routine with kicks. Kicks build leg and hip muscles.

Water Exercise Routine - Knees-To-Chest
You can work your abdominal muscles in your water exercise session. Knees-to-chest is a great water ab exercise, and has two versions: easy and challenging.

Water Exercise Routine - Legs Out To The Side and Back In
Bring your legs in front of you, while keeping your trunk upright. Then, spread your legs into a V-shape, and then close them. This will strengthen the muscles around your hip as well as your abs. Add this to your water exercise routine.

Prone Press Up for Spine Problems
How to do a beginners prone press up for managing spine problems.

Prone Press Up Progression
Progress your basic prone press up for more back strength. Become an advanced beginner!

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How to Progress Your Lower Ab Workout From Easy to Challenging
Working core muscles is key to dealing with most types of back pain. At first exercises are easy. But then what do you do? How do you progress?

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Pelvic Floor Contraction and a Word of Caution about Doing Pelvic Floor Exercise
Pelvic floor contraction is a squeeze of the muscles of the bottom of your seat in an inward and upward direction. There are specific dos and don'ts for pelvic floor muscle exercises and pelvic floor strengthening programs to avoid creating problems with bladder function.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength - Determine Strength and Endurance of Your Pelvic Floor Contractions
While the strength of the pelvic floor musculature depends on exercising all the muscles of the pelvic floor, good technique for pelvic floor strengthening is important for healthy bladder functioning.

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Program - Creating an Exercise Program to Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles
A pelvic floor strengthening program will build on the assessment of the strength and endurance of pelvic floor muscles. To strengthen the pelvic floor musculature add challenge to the muscles of the pelvic floor until you reach the point where you can do maintenance for your pelvic floor.

Lifetime Maintenance of a Healthy Pelvic Floor - Pelvic Floor Muscle Maintenance Exercises
Pelvic floor strengthening programs, such as Kegel exercises and other systems that contract the pelvic floor muscles, help the strengthen the back, enhance sex and reduce or eliminate the embarrassment of incontinence.

Tips and Considerations for Doing Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercises
Pelvic floor strengthening exercises and Kegel exercises need to be done correctly. Here are some tips to make your pelvic floor exercise program effective and safe.

Pelvic Floor Contractions for Back Support
Regularly doing pelvic floor contractions may help support your back.

Locating the Contraction of the Pelvic Floor Muscles - Warning on Pelvic Floor Exercise Procedures
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Magnetic Resonance Neurography or MRN
Magnetic resonance neurography, or MRN, is a new type of MRI that can help diagnose nerve problems and pain such as sciatica and piriformis syndrome.

Exercise for Forward Head Posture
Exercise for forward head posture described and instructed.

Gluteus Medius Muscle Facts
Gluteus medius is the muscle that keeps you from toppling over sideways. Find out how it achieves this, and how it helps support your spine.

3 Health Habits that Mess with Your Back
Here are 3 health habits - and common New Year's resolutions - that may make your back problems worse.

HEDO and the Flying Seven
HEDO or the flying seven is one way that chiropractors make a treatment plan for their patients. Problem is, it's a one size fits all solution.

Neck Pain and Shoulder Alignment
Neck pain or injury risk may be higher when your upper body posture is misaligned. Learn more.

Muscles Work In Pairs
Shoulder muscles work in opposing pairs.

Imbalanced Opposing Shoulder Muscle Groups Can Lead to Upper Back and Neck Pain
Neck pain and upper back pain can be caused by an imbalance of muscle groups in the shoulder.

Preventing Injury to the Shoulder Joint
The balance or imbalance of the pecs and lats as they oppose the rhomboids can create a vulnerability to injury.

Lumbar Vertebrae and Ideal Alignment. of Lumbar Vertebrae
The lumbar vertebrae, the bones of the spine in the low back, have a tremendous responsibility. This is why they need to be in ideal alignment with one another.

The Vertebral Body of the Lumbar Vertebra
A description of the structure and function of the vertebral body of the lumbar vertebra.

Back Fitness - The Role of the Hip Muscles.
For spine wellness and health, it's true that strong back muscles are a must. But did you know your hip muscles are also key?

Hamstring Strength and Back Fitness - The Hip Bridge Exercise
Back fitness is not complete without hip bridges and hamstring strengthening. Hip bridges also stretch your quad muscles.

Hamstring and Back Strengthening Exercise - Double Thigh Lift
Strengthen your hamstring muscles with this double thigh lift.

Hamstring and Back Fitness on an Exercise Ball
Try an exercise ball routine to help you develop hamstring and back fitness.

Use a Resistance Band to Work Your Hamstrings and Core
A resistance band may help you develop flexible, strong hamstring muscles.

Kneel for Hamstring Strength, Pelvic Position and Back Fitness
Find out why spending time in the kneeling position can be good for your low back.

Mental Imagery for Relieving Neck Pain and Headaches
Mental imagery - one form of autogenic training - may provide relief for chronic tension headaches and neck pain.

3 Approaches to Strong Hamstrings, Good Posture and a Healthy Low Back
Hamstring strengthening exercises can help you achieve balanced pelvic alignment and a healthy spine. Here are 3 approaches.

Warm Up for Supported Bridge Pose - Supported Bridge Pose for Back Pain
With back pain and injury gently stretching the area before doing supported bridge pose will help the supported bridge pose to be more effective. An effective way to warm up and stretch for supported bridge pose is to to the yoga pelvic tilt.

Chronic Spine Pain Support Resources for the 21st Century
The face and nature of support groups for chronic neck and back pain is changing. Welcome to the 21st century!

Stretch Your Quad Muscle in a Lunge
Use a lunge to get a good quadriceps stretch.

Stretch Your Quad Muscles with the Hip Bridge
Stretch your quad muscles with a hip bridge. Here's how.

Quad Stretch in the Side Lying Position
How to do a quad stretch from a side lying position.

Lumbar and Cervical Spinal Stenosis Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of spinal stenosis can range from sciatica to weakness and numbness in the legs and feet.

Cervical Retraction Neck Exercise
Cervical retraction is a basic exercise for good head on neck alignment. Learn it now.

Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical disc replacement, aka total disc replacement or disc arthroplasty is a new type of spine surgery that may help preserve motion in your neck.

Cool Down on the Exercise Ball
Cool down from your exercise session on the exercise ball.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Strengthener #3 - Hip Bridge on the Ball
Hip bridges on an exercise ball are a great way to strengthen your hamstrings.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Strengthener #2 -
An exercise ball can be used to give a mega challenge to your hamstring, core back and hip muscles. Here's how.

Use an Exercise Ball to Warm Up Your Hamstrings
An exercise ball can be used to warm up hamstring muscles in two ways. Plus you can modify to include your back muscles, as well.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Strengthener #Airplane
The exercise ball gives you an opportunity to give your butt muscles real work bringing your body weight up off the floor.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Strengthener #1 - Prone Leg Lifts
The exercise ball provides a great surface on which to do prone leg lifts. Strengthen your hamstring muscles with this fit ball exercise.

Exercise Ball Hamstring Strengthener #5 -  Challenge Your Airplane
Use the exercise as both stability and mobility to challenge your hamstrings in a big way with this exercise.

Exercise Ball Back Fitness Routine - Hamstrings
Exercise balls make for great hamstring muscle challenges. And strong hamstrings make for healthy backs. Learn more.