The Best Ways to Sit at Your Desk When You Have Sciatica

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It can be difficult to deal with sciatica while at a sedentary job, even if you perform sciatica stretches and exercises whenever possible. When it comes to spending long hours at your desk, it might seem as though there is nothing you can do. However, there are a few simple changes you can make to the way you sit that …

How Stretching Before Physical Activity Can Prevent Back Pain

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Whether you are a fitness novice or a top-tier athlete stretching is a vital part of any fitness routine. If you choose not to stretch before working out, you increase the chance of injury to your knees, shoulders, and back. Learning the benefits and some exercises for lower back pain can go a long way to preventing damage – no …

11 Tips to Alleviate Back Pain on Long Road Trips

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If you are one of the many who require treatment and exercises for lower back pain, you may find yourself dreading long road trips. Hours spent sitting upright can be extremely painful, and cannot always be avoided, particularly if your work involves driving. Try these 11 tips and tricks to help reduce your discomfort. 1. Adjust your seat angle An …

5 Ways to Avoid Back Pain While Gardening

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Back pain is the single leading cause of disability throughout the world and is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Gardening is one of the primary causes of back pain. Most people don’t associate gardening with exercise, yet thousands seek medical advice every year after experiencing an injury while tending to their gardens due to all the …

5 Conditions That Cause Sciatic Nerve Pain

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The sciatic nerve is the largest continuous nerve in the human body, and it runs from the lower back down into both legs. When the sciatic nerve becomes pinched or compressed by the discs or vertebrae in the spine, it can lead to sciatic nerve pain and other troublesome symptoms known as sciatica. Sciatica can be debilitating, causing a number …

4 Exercises for a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck

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If you are suffering from a pinched nerve in the neck, you understand just how debilitating the condition can be. Unfortunately, pinched nerves in the neck are not uncommon, and experts indicate that they affect around 85 in every 100,000 adults each year, most commonly in individuals aged 50 to 54 years old. What causes a pinched nerve in the …

3 Exercises to Help You Avoid Surgery for a Bulging Disc

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Bulging discs can cause excruciating pain and a host of other issues to your back and limbs. If you go to your doctor, he or she will likely tell you that the best course of action is surgery, but this isn’t necessarily the case. A bulging disc can be treated successfully using non-invasive surgical methods, including chiropractic care and targeted …

5 Tips to Prevent Bulging Discs

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A bulging disc occurs when a large amount of pressure is put on a spinal disc causing it to rupture or tear. Some common causes are age, spinal stress, and improper lifting techniques. While a bulging disc is treatable, there are ways to prevent them from occurring in the first place. 1. Exercise Lower back pain exercises are a great …

What is Neck Cervical Stenosis?

What is Neck Cervical Stenosis?

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Natural treatments are available for those suffering from sciatica nerve pain or a herniated disc. All too often people rush off to surgery or start living…