Tag: lower back pain

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Prevent Back Pain While Gardening

Gardening can either be a chore or a relaxing recreation.  Either way, its important to protect your back from injury.  Here are some safe gardening tips from your St George chiropractor. Causes of Back Pain Frequently, the injuries we suffer while gardening result from repeated, low grade stresses to the ligaments and small joints of […]

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Spinal Injections Only Marginally Effective

The Annals of Internal Medicine released a report on the effectiveness of steroid spinal injections.  The report showed “benefits were small and not sustained, and there was no effect on long-term surgery risk. Limited evidence suggested no effectiveness for spinal stenosis” (AIM, 2015). Whenever a patient must undergo a procedure, one must always weigh the […]

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Before and After

We have all heard the old idiom “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” which means we have to experience something for ourselves in order to fully appreciate it. I had a patient come in a few weeks ago who had not seen a chiropractor before and he was a bit skeptical about […]

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Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

Most of us will, at some point in our life, experience significant lower back pain. Often we look for a cause, a smoking gun. We think that if we can avoid the cause, we can avoid the injury. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Frequently adults will suffer a certain type of mechanical lower […]

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Facet Imbrication Can Be A Cause of Sciatica

The lumbar facets allow for movement in the lumbar spine.  They are especially involved in rotation.  I have written several articles on facet joint problems, most recently Tropism.  Today I’d like to illustrate a common problem associated with chronic poor posture; Facet Imbrication.   Facet Imbrication is a chronic posture problem Facet imbrication occurs when […]

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Swayback- a Chronic Low Back Pain

When considering chronic lower back pain as a disease instead of an re-injury, there are a few conditions one considers.  A recent blog post outlines this idea.  Hyperlordosis, also known as Swayback, is one such disease process. In a normal healthy spine, certain gravity lines are expected.  A gravity line is an imaginary line that […]

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Facet Tropism

Tropism is developmental abnormality of the spine. If you have reoccurring pain on one side of your  lower back when you bend or twist in certain motions, you may have facet tropism. This is a developmental abnormality of the small joints of the lower lumbar spine. A child can be born with a slight alignment issue […]

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Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

When researchers look at spinal manipulation techniques they tend to use an either-or scenario.  Two modalities are pitted against each other and like boxers in a ring, the strongest survives.  As an example, in my last article, physiotherapy went up against surgery for the undisputed crown of knee pain treatment.  As it turned out, their […]

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