31. December 2010

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Building Your Core Muscles to Provide Greater Spinal Stability

Core exercises are very important to those suffering from lower back pain. When your core muscles are weak they cannot support your spine properly. Your core muscles consist of your oblique, abdominal, lower back and gluteus muscles. Working these muscles helps to develop a strong and limber trunk that can support the spine in the [...]

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31. December 2010

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ROM – Range of Motion Exercises

When you have become injured in some way, most times your doctor will advise you to exercise and stretch the back muscles. This does not mean they want you to go out and do any type of back exercises and stretches though! What is ROM, AROM, and AAROM? There is a form of exercises called [...]

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31. December 2010

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Physical Therapy After Back Surgery

Physical therapy can be your best chance at reducing the amount of back pain you feel. While medication can help in the short term to reduce pain, you still need to think about the future and work towards the goal of being back pain free weeks, months, or even years from now. Physical therapy is [...]

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31. December 2010

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Recovering From Back Surgery

Depending on what surgery you have undergone you may be home the same day or you may be in the hospital for a few days to a week as you begin the healing process. The good thing to know is that most people who have back surgery to help reduce back pain and increase their [...]

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31. December 2010

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The Back Surgery Procedure

Most people with back pain will have it resolved with the use of conservative treatments and therapies. If you happen to be one of the few who have suffered with back pain that will not respond to any of the many conservative treatments available to you, you may need to decide if surgery is the [...]

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