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Tilted Pelvis from a Chiropractor’s Perspective
Tilted pelvis as a cause of low back pain may prompt you to see a chiropractor. Learn more about this underlying condition.

Low Back Pain and Tilted Pelvis Exam and Treatment
Examination and treatment of low back pain due to a tilted pelvis, or pelvic obliquity, involves testing for leg length inequality and deficiency. The purpose of these tests is to determine if the difference in leg lengths are caused by a muscular imbalance or an anatomical leg length deficiency.

Most Frequent Causes of Low Back Pain and Tilted Pelvis
The most frequent causes of low back pain are related to the iliopsoas muscle, and other lower torso muscles.

What Should You Do if You have Low Back Pain and a Tilted Pelvis?
The course of action if you have low back pain is to determine if the pain is due to a tilted pelvis. You can consult with a chiropractic physician. You can also do a home check.

Home Care for Low Back Pain and Tilted Pelvis
Home care for low back pain and tilted pelvis involves modifying activities, exercise, including stretching specific muscles, proper hydration and seeing a medical professional, among other things.

Shoveling and Digging without Straining Your Back
Shoveling and digging your garden can easily result in back strain. The good news is you can avoid this by minding your mechanics. Here's how.

Shoveling and Digging without Straining Your Back
Shoveling and digging your garden can easily result in back strain. The good news is you can avoid this by minding your mechanics. Here's how.

Back Safe Shoveling - Move Your Body to Dump the Dirt Out
Using a shovel and digging in the garden can be hard on your back. To avoid a back muscle strain, neck strain, back or neck pain or injury when dumping out dirt from a shovel, play it smart by moving your whole body rather than individual body parts. Using individual body parts forces you to use more muscle and creates the risk for back strain or back sprain.

Back Safe Shoveling - Carefully Choosing Foot Position When You Shovel Will Help Keep Your Back Safe
Using a shovel and digging in the garden can be hard on your back. To avoid a back muscle strain, neck strain, back or neck pain or injury, start by selecting a strategic foot position, one that gives your body and back some stability.

Back Safe Shoveling - Using Your Weight When You Shovel Will Help Keep Your Back Safe
Using a shovel and digging in the garden can be hard on your back. To avoid a back muscle strain, neck strain, back or neck pain or injury, you can use your body weight as leverage while digging out soil or snow.

Back Safe Shoveling - Using The Power of the Pelvis to Help You Lift the Shovel Up
Using a shovel and digging in the garden can be hard on your back. To avoid a back muscle strain, neck strain, back or neck pain or injury, use the power of your pelvis, hips and legs when you lift the shovel up.

Back Safe Shoveling - Lower Your Body to Lift the Shovel Up
Using a shovel and digging out the garden or snow, can be hard on your back. To avoid a back muscle strain, neck strain, back or neck pain or injury lifting a loaded shovel, get your center under the weight you are trying to lift. This will minimize back strain and back sprain.

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Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy
Causes of cervical radiculopathy usually fall into one of two categories. Find out what they are and how they create your symptoms.

Check your massage therapist's credentials.
Back massage and neck massage feel great. But did you know a good neck or back massage can help your spinal help? Find out how to get a truly therapeutic back or neck massage

Beginners Piriformis Syndrome Stretching Routine
For piriformis syndrome, stretching is recommened. Here's a quick but effective routine for beginners.

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Back Support and Posture for Parents
Parents need good posture, too. And great back support. Check out these tips for maintaining your spine while raising your kids.

Stretch your Outer Thigh Muscles
Hip abductor stretch - Learn how to stretch your outer thigh muscles.

Back Pain Relief through Outer Hip Muscle Stretching
Lower back pain is sometimes either caused or complicated by tight outer hip muscles aka hip abductor and rotator muscles. Try a few release moves and stretches now.

Adapt a Seated Spinal Twist into a Release for your Hip Abductors
Stretch your outer hip muscles from a seated position.

Relax Tension from Hip Abductors by Strengthening the Inner Thigh Muscles
Relax tension from from hip abductor and rotator muscles by strengthening the inner thigh muscles.

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Back Spasms Quick Fix
Back spasms can sometimes be relieved with a few gentle, but well thought out moves. This quick and easy program may help fix your back.

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Alternative Medicine for Spinal Stenosis
Alternative medicine keeps getting more popular, especially as research keeps revealing a lack of patient satisfaction of more conventional methods.

Feldenkrais for Spinal Stenosis
How can Feldenkrais help prevent or manage spinal stenosis?

Chiropractic and Spinal Stenosis
Should you use chiropractic for preventing or managing spinal stenosis?

Massage Therapy and Spinal Stenosis
Massage therapy may help you prevent or manage your spinal stenosis. Get the facts.

Subluxation - Chiropractic or Conventional?
Subluxation is a term that is central to the field chiropractic. But sometimes it's more serious. Find out what your medical doctor means when she uses this term

Supine Position to Relieve Back Pain
Supine position defined. Learn things to do in this position that may help relieve back pain and strengthen your core.

Advanced Back Exercises - Prevention and Management of Back Pain
After the basic exercises to stabilize posture and reeducate movement comes advanced levels of work, such as dynamic stabilization on the fit ball. This page offers ab and back exercise options for those who are doing well, and are preventing and managing their back pain with exercise.

Adjuvant Medications for Back Pain or Neck Pain - Back Pain Adjuvants
Sometimes back pain or neck pain can be greatly helped with the addition of adjuvant pain medication. Muscle relaxers, off-label tricyclic anti-depressants and off-label anti-seizure medications are all examples of adjuvant medications used for back or neck pain.

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An index of categories in the

The Breathing Process - The Role of Core Muscles
The breathing process - role of core and trunk muscles. Page 3.

The Breathing Process - Inhalation and Exhalation
The breathing process - ventilation, inhalation and exhalation. Page 2.

Nutrition for Back and Neck Injury and Chronic Pain
This page contains nutritional approaches to minimizing pain and promoting healing of back and neck injuries.

Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy symptoms can be very disruptive to your life. Find out what they are and where they come from.

What is Fascia and Why Does It Matter to Your Back?
Fascia definition and what it means to your quest for low back pain relief.

The Multifidus Back Pain Solution
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution - a book review on an exercise program for the multifidus muscle.

What is the Multifidus Back Pain Solution?
The Multifidus Back Pain Solution - a book review on an exercise program for the multifidus muscle. Page 2.

Non-IPG Neurostimulator - Neurostimulation with a Non-IPG Device
Older spinal cord stimulators may not be the IPG or implantable pulse generator type. Learn about the features - or lack - of older, non-IPG neurostimulators. Page 12.

Neurostimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation Using Older Technology - Features of Older Model Neurostimulators and Spinal Cord Stimulators.
Older model neurostimulators have less features than the latest IPG spinal cord stimulation devices. Learn about older spinal cord stimulators, including which spine pain relief features are missing, and which are still there. Page 11.

Older Neurostimulator and Spinal Cord Stimulation Models - About the Older IPG Neurostimulator and SCS Models
Older models of neurostimulators are comparable to the new spinal cord stimulators in some ways, but not in others. Learn how older model spinal cord stimulators compare with the newest IPG neurostimulators. Page 10.

IPG Spinal Cord Stimulation System Charger - Charger Used for an IPG Spinal Cord Stimulation System
Implantable pulse generator type spinal cord stimulation systems come with a charger. The charger charges the battery located in your implanted IPG device. See a picture of a spinal cord stimulator charger. Page 7.

How Neurostimulation Works-What Happens When You Wear a Spinal Cord Stimulator
Neurostimulation involves wearing a spinal cord stimulator - also known as a dorsal column stimulator - that interrupts chronic back pain signals and replaces them with parasthesia. See a graphic representation of what happens when you wear a spinal cord stimulator.

Leads for Spinal Cord Stimulators - Neurostimulator Leads and Electrodes
Leads are a part of a spinal cord stimulation system. At one end of the end of the lead are the electrodes. At the other end is the generator or power source. Spinal cord stimulation is a pain management therapy for controlling chronic spine pain. Page 5.

Neurostimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems - Components of Spinal Cord Stimulation and Neurostimulation Systems
Neurostimulation systems, particularly spinal cord stimulation systems are used to help control or manage chronic back pain. A neurostimulation system consists of a spinal cord stimulator and other components. Learn what the components of a spinal cord stimulation system are. Page 2.

PrecisionPlus IPG Neurostimulation Device - Boston Scientifics Implantable Pulse Generator Precision Plus Spinal Cord Stimulator
Spinal cord stimulators come with different features, which vary by stimulator manufacturer. Boston Scientific make the Precision Plus, which is a rechargable implantable pulse generator. Page 3.

Radio Frequency Neurostimulation Device - Neurostimulation by Radio Frequency
Radio frequency - RF - spinal cord stimulators have been around for a long time. Learn about the pros and cons of a radio frequency neurostimulator for chronic back and spine pain. Page 13.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Remote Control - Control Your Spinal Cord Stimulator with the Remote Control Device
Spinal cord stimulation systems may come with a remote control device. A remote control for the spinal cord stimulator may help you control how much back pain relief you get. Page 6.

Spinal Cord Stimulation and Neurostimulation Devices - Features of a Neurostimulation Device for Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal cord stimulation is a types of neurostimulation used for chronic back pain management. The neurostimulation device is the basic unit of the spinal cord stimulation system. Learn about the neurostimulator and its role in pain management. Page 4.

Neurostimulation and Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems - Components of a Spinal Cord Stimulation System
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.

Neurostimulator Size Comparison - The Small Size of a Neurostimulator
Latest generation implantable pulse generators, or IPGs are a very small spinal cord stimulation devices. How small are these neurostimulation devices? Page 9.

IPG - Implantable Pulse Generator Type Neurostimulators - Features of the IPG or Implantable Pulse Generator Neurostimulator
IPG neurostimulators have some great features to help chronic back pain sufferers with their pain management therapy. The implantable pulse generator - IPG - spinal cord stimulator is smaller than older versions of this technology. Page 8.

Parts of a Vertebra - Spinous Process and Transverse Processes.
The spinous and transverse processes are projections of bone to which back muscles attach. Page 4.

Parts of a Vertebra - The Pedicle of the Vertebra
The pedicle is a part of the vertebra extending from the vertebral body. The pedicle is not the same as the lamina. Page 5.

Spinal Bones and Spinal Nerves in Back Pain
The spine is made of 26 interconnected bones. Nerves exit out holes on the side of the spine and play an important role in the presence or absence of back pain. Page 7.

Parts of a Vertebra - The Facet Joint
The facet joint helps the individual spinal bones connect as a a unit, making the spinal column. The facet joint is a key player in keeping the entire spinal column stable as one unit with many interlocking pieces. Page 3.

Parts of a Vertebra - The Lamina
The lamina is a part of the vertebra that connects to the spinous process. Page 6.

Parts of a Vertebra - The Vertebral Body
The vertebral body is the largest part of the vertebra. The vertebral bodies of the spinal column are stacked on top of one another so they can transmit the body's weight. Page 2.

Vertebra - Back View of a Vertebra
The back of a vertebra. Back & Neck Pain.

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Back and Neck Injury - Chronic Pain Terms - J
Glossary definitions for back and neck injury / chronic pain terms beginning with the letter J.

Ibuprofen - Motrin, Advil or Nuprin - Taking Ibuprofen for Your Back Pain or Neck Pain
Ibuprofen has several brand names. Among the most well known brands of ibuprofen are Advil, Motrin and Nuprin. Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to control pain and inflammation, and also fever. Find out what you need to know about taking Motrin or other ibuprofen for back or neck pain, including side effects, dosage drug interactions and more.

Back and Neck Injury - Chronic Pain Terms - U
Glossary definitions for back and neck injury - chronic pain terms beginning with U.

Back and Neck Injury - Chronic Pain Terms - Y
Glossary definitions for back and neck injury - chronic pain terms beginning with Y.

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Back and Neck Pain
With the plunge in popularity of Vioxx and other Cox-2 inhibitors, people in pain are looking for safe, effective alternatives for chronic back and neck pain.

Rescue Medications - Acetaminophen - Acetaminophen with Hydrocodone
Rescue medications such as acetaminophen and acetaminophen with hydrocone or acetaminophen with oxycodone are meant to provide relief when preferred medicines are not available. Addiction and toxicity are very serious problems associated with acetaminophen, acetaminophen with hydrocone and acetaminophen with oxycodone.

Weeding and Your Back - Sitting and Weeding May Help You Avoid Back Pain
If your garden requires a lot of weeding chances are you are looking for positions that make your back feel comfortable and help you avoid back pain. Sitting is one position in the garden that may help you minimize the stress to your back, especially if you know how to avoid using back muscles in this position. Page 3.

Back Pain and Sleep - Early Morning Back Exercises and Stretches - Back Extension - Cobra
This back extension movement can be done gently to wake the spine up from a night of compression. Page 5.

Back Pain and Sleep - Early Morning Back Exercises and Stretches - Back Extension with Arms
If you wake up feeling like your back is compressed, your disks and your back may thank you when you take a moment to do a back extension movement before getting out of bed. Part of avoiding back pain and stiffness for the day involves stretching your back when you wake up. Page 4.

Morning Back Stretches - Stretch Your Back When You First Wake Up
When you first wake up in the morning do you have back pain or stiffess in your back? Do you feel like your spine has been compressed. This gallery of images can give you some ideas on how to stretch your back first thing in the morning, to help eliminate back stiffness and pain. Page 2.

Morning Back Stretches - Stretch Your Back When You First Wake Up
When you first wake up in the morning do you have back pain or stiffess in your back? Do you feel like your spine has been compressed. This gallery of images can give you some ideas on how to stretch your back first thing in the morning, to help eliminate back stiffness and pain. Page 3.

Back Pain - Symptoms
The Numeric Rating Scale is used to help patients record and communicate the intensity of their back pain symptoms and their neck pain symptoms. Using the NRS to record the intensity of back pain or neck pain is a matter or rating it numerically. Page 2.

Back Pain - Back Pain Rating Tool
The Oucher or Faces scale is used to help patients record and communicate the intensity of their back pain symptoms and their neck pain symptoms. Using the Oucher to record the intensity of back pain or neck pain is a matter of choosing the face with the emotion that bests matches your own when you feel your back pain or neck pain. Page 4.

Back Pain - Recording Back Pain
The Visual Analog Scale or VAS is used to help patients record and communicate the intensity of their back pain symptoms and their neck pain symptoms. Using the VAS to record the intensity of back pain or neck pain is a matter of making a visual mark to represent where your back pain symptoms are on a continuum from no pain to unbearable pain. Page 3.

Back Pain and Sleeping Positions - Low Back Stress 2
Unsupported sleeping positions can place stress on your back and neck. To minimize back pain during then night and when you wake up, identify for yourself the sleeping positions that are stressful to your back and neck. Page 2.

Back Pain and Sleep - Low Back Stress 3
Unsupported sleeping positions can place stress on your back and neck. To minimize back pain during then night and when you wake up, identify for yourself the sleeping positions that are stressful to your back and neck. This position does not have any pillows under the knees, and can cause undue stress on the low back. Page 3.

Neck Pain and Sleep - Overpillowing Causes Stress to the Neck - Avoid Neck Pain by Choosing the Right Sleeping Position
Overpillowing can cause stress and strain to the neck, which in turn can cause neck pain. Choose your sleep position to avoid neck pain and back pain. Page 6.

Neck Pain and Sleep Position - Neck Strain 2
Sleeping positions that take the spine out of neutral alignment may cause back pain, as well as neck pain, in the morning. The neck and low back are vulnerable to strain from pressure in this sleeping position. Page 5.

Neck Pain and Sleep Position - Neck Strain
Neck pain can be caused by too much pillowing or not enough. Without the right amount of pillowing it is easy to strain your neck during sleep times. Page 4.

Back Pain and Sleep - Avoid Back Pain by Supporting Your Hip Joint, Spine and Neck with Pillows
Back pain can be caused by unsupported sleeping positions. Learn ways you can provide support to your spine while you sleep, to avoid or minimize back pain. Page 2.

Back Pain and Sleep - Pillows Under the Legs May Help You Avoid Back Pain
Determining how to pillow under your legs can make a difference as to how much lower back strain and back pain you experience. Page 4.

Back Pain and Sleep Positions - Taking Strain Off Your Lower Back May Minimize Your Back Pain.
You may be able to reduce or avoid back pain due to sleeping positions. Using pillows you can take strain off the lower back area, which in turn could help your back pain. Page 3.

Back Stretches at the Desk - Stretch Your Back at Your Desk
Back Stretches at the Desk - Stretch Your Back at Your Desk. Page 2.

Pec Stretch and Upper Back Exercises - Work Your Upper Back with Pec Stretches
Pec stretches can strenghten your upper back. Learn how to do a pec stretch for your upper back. Page 3.

Do Wall Squats - Wall Squats Strengthen Hips, Legs and Abs - Wall Squats Strengthen Posture
Wall squats strengthen the muscles of the hips, legs and abs. Wall squats help will posture especially sitting posture. Page 4.

Take a Stretch Break - Back Extension - Sun Salutation for all the Hunching Over the Computer
Finding yourself humped over your computer? Come on, now, be honest! Time for a stretch break. A good way to counteract the hunching is to do the opposite movement - back extension. This back extension movement is taken from the yoga sun salutation and will strengthen you back muscles. Take that stretch break --- now!

Weeding and Your Back - Sitting and Weeding May Help You Avoid Back Pain
If your garden requires a lot of weeding chances are you are looking for positions that make your back feel comfortable and help you avoid back pain. Sitting is one position in the garden that may help you minimize the stress to your back, especially if you know how to avoid using back muscles in this position.

Back Pain and Sleep - Early Morning Back Exercises and Stretches - Stomach Lying
If you wake up feeling like your back is compressed, your disks and your back may thank you when you take a moment to do a back extension movement like stomach lying before getting out of bed. Part of avoiding back pain and stiffness for the day involves stretching your back when you wake up.

Back Pain - Back Pain Rating Tool
The Category Pain Intensity Scale is used to help patients record and communicate the intensity of their back pain symptoms and their neck pain symptoms. Using the Category Pain Intensity Scale is a matter of selecting the words that best describe your back pain.

Back Pain and Sleep - Comfortable Sleeping Positions for Your Back
Providing your back, neck, hips and knees with pillowing can help you avoid back pain due to sleeping positions.

Back Pain and Sleep Position - Low Back Stress
In general, unsupported sleeping positions can place stress on your back and neck. To minimize back pain during then night and when you wake up, identify for yourself the sleeping positions that are stressful to your back and neck. Where do you need support?

Back and Neck Surgery Overview
This section provides an overview of back and neck surgery.