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Real-Time MR Imaging Shows Effects of Lumbar Traction on the Spine

By |April 18th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Lumbar traction – alone, or in combination with physical therapy – has been employed for decades as a therapeutic measure in treating back pain. Numerous studies have shown that the procedure stretches muscles and ligaments, increases intervertebral space, and enlarges the foramina and apophyseal joints, but the effects of traction on herniated lumbar discs and […]

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Back or Legs?—Load Position more Important than Technique in Reducing LBP

By |April 9th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Frequent heavy lifting can be a major contributing factor in lower back pain (LBP), but researchers disagree when it comes to the most effective lifting mechanism to reduce spinal loads and avoid injury. While the adage, “Lift from the legs, not from the back,” sounds like good advice, recent study findings 1 suggest the benefits […]

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Study Finds Preparing Patients for Pain May Lead to Less Emotional Distress and Catastrophic Thinking

By |March 26th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Numerous studies have noted a link between catastrophizing, depression, emotional distress, and pain expectancies. A new study 1 looks at how pain expectancy affects the mental, physical, and emotional experience of pain and finds that predicting one’s own pain response may have a significant effect in the perception of actual pain. The Study The study […]

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Study Suggests Disc Herniation Involves Delamination Within, not Between, Annular Lamellae

By |March 11th, 2017|Syndicated Content|

Disc herniation, wherein a portion of the soft nucleus pulposus passes through the outer layer(s) of the vertebral disc’s sturdy annular fibrosis, occurs over time and is considered a cumulative response to hydraulic pressure. It is estimated that approximately half of the adult population may have herniated, or partially-herniated discs, though only about 2 percent […]

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Making Sense of Lumbar Ablation

By |December 6th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Lumbar ablation (or radiofrequency ablation) is a commonly used procedure performed by pain specialists. It is a pain-relieving option for many individuals who are dealing with debilitating lower back pain. The electromagnetic waves used in this procedure work to create heat energy, which is then delivered to the nerves that carry pain impulses, destroying the […]

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Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery a Must for Some Patients

By |December 3rd, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Most patients with herniated discs prefer to travel the non-surgical road when it comes to treatment for their condition. It’s natural to want to avoid “going under the knife”, so to speak. For these patients, most chiropractors and other spine specialists will suggest NSAIDs and rest for at least four to six weeks and, often, […]

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A Lumbar Injection May Be the Answer for Low Back Pain

By |November 24th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Anyone suffering low back pain likely prefers a non-surgical way to combat that pain…and a lumbar injection may be the answer for many patients. This is a practice that’s been in use for more than a half-century and one that proves to be helpful for a number of conditions, like sciatica. Specifically, a lumbar epidural […]

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Lumbar Injury and Your Athletic Patient

By |November 15th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

It’s safe to say, no doubt, that as a spine specialist you’ve viewed a lumbar injury or two…or two hundred…or two thousand, if you’ve been in practice for a long time. Maybe you specialize in treating athletes or perhaps dancers or gymnasts. All those categories of individuals are prone to lumbar injuries, from strains and […]

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Particulars of Lumbar Curvature Prompt Human Behavior Studies

By |November 8th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Did you know that there have been studies done about lumbar curvature in women and how certain spinal curves serve to make the female more attractive? A few years ago, four professors from the U.S., Turkey, and Lebanon penned a study called “Lumbar curvature: A previously undiscovered standard of attractiveness”. In this study, the academics […]

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Lumbar Radiculopathy a Common – but Irritating – Complaint

By |November 5th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Lumbar radiculopathy affects many individuals of all ages. Better known to the layperson as sciatica, it can be terribly uncomfortable and can really limit our patients’ activity. Some patients describe this radiating pain as the worst they’ve experienced, as a matter of fact, and many say that it persists through walking, sitting, and laying down, […]

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The Ins and Outs of Lumbar Instability

By |October 28th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Countless individuals suffer from lumbar – or spinal – instability. It’s often a result of our lifestyles or the work we do, which for many, is quite hard on our bodies. This instability causes this area of the spine to degenerate more quickly and frequently results in pain ranging from mild to intense. So, what […]

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Demonstrating the Advantages of Lumbar Adjustment to New Patients

By |October 17th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

If you’ve studied chiropractic, you certainly understand the advantages of a lumbar adjustment. Indeed, spine adjustments have been helping pain sufferers for decades, and chiropractic continues to be popular all over the world, with individuals embracing non-invasive ways to feel better when their lower back hurts. There are a lot of reasons for patients to […]

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Patients Have Lots to Learn about the Lumbar Area

By |October 15th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

To most people who aren’t involved in medicine, anatomy is a mystery. Perhaps there are some individuals who took an anatomy class in high school or college, fascinated with the make-up of the human body, but that’s as far as it went. Or maybe some had one of those skeleton models when they were a […]

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How Do You Clinically Execute Back Pain Education?

By |October 14th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Studies and research papers each provide us with plenty of information. Put them all together, however, and you might make even more discoveries about the subject that interests you. Recently, a study in the European Journal of Pain consisted of results from a systemic review of all current research regarding the treatment of lower back […]

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Explaining Annoying Spine Neck Pain

By |October 13th, 2016|Syndicated Content|

Spine neck pain can be one of the most annoying types of pain a person will experience in their lifetime…and the pain is especially frustrating when it lingers, keeping the sufferer from doing everyday tasks and from enjoying the activities they love most. Just like back pain, neck pain can be very debilitating and is […]

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