Back massager and back stretcher: which one is better and how to use them?

There are a plethora of ways to relieve back problems, from pharmaceutical assistance to surgery. Oftentimes, however, there is a much simpler solution. A good deal of back pain is caused by stress and tension. When we are overly stressed, the hormone cortisol is released at high levels and courses throughout our body, sending all our systems into the fight-or-flight reaction. That means that the muscles are tensing dramatically in order to move quickly and defend the beloved organ it surrounds.

Someone who is under constant, long-term stressful conditions usually finds themselves trying to rub the knots and the...

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The Back Support Belt

The back belt is worn to support your back, which is especially needed while doing back-related activities. It helps to prevent injuries if heavy weights are lifted, repetitive movements are performed such as bending, pulling and pushing, that involve physical stress over the spine and back. It also helps to maintain the correct posture, and assists you to recover from back injuries. Back belts are also called "abdominal binders" or "lumbar support belts".

People who have back problems or any complication with lumbar are very likely to suffer with lower back pain. Mid-aged and old people are more likely to...

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Information about Scoliosis brace, Milwaukee brace and Posture Bra

Scoliosis brace: What it is and how to use it?

The Scoliosis brace is worn to prevent spinal curve progression and maintain proper shape and appearance of the spine.

Scoliosis brace treatment is often used in children of growing age to prevent progression of moderate spinal curves. It is usually continued till the child's skeleton is not growing anymore.

The objective is not to correct the curve of the spine, but rather to prevent the curve from getting worse. Initially straightening of the spine will occur showing appearance of correction, but if the brace is discontinued, the correction...

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What is Lumbago? Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Low back pain, also called lumbago, is a clinical condition that affects millions of individuals across the globe. In most of these individuals, the pain can start rather gradually and can persist for a lifetime. In some of them, it can start fairly suddenly and can seriously debilitate them.

Causes of Lumbago

Most cases of lumbago have no clear cause. Many a time, excessive stress and strain of the low back can cause minute tears in the ligaments that form a part of the vertebral column and this can cause some degree of pain. Occasionally, a disc that lies...

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Lumbosacral Neuritis: symptoms, causes and treatments

The lower back contains the lumbar vertebrae along with the sacrum. Within the spinal canal that lies within these vertebrae, there are a number of different spinal nerves that arise. In some cases, these nerves can get a bit inflamed and can cause a variety of different symptoms. Inflammation of the spinal nerves is called lumbosacral neuritis and in this article we shall take a brief look at this topic.

Causes of Lumbosacral Neuritis

Lumbosacral neuritis can occur due to a variety of different causes. Essentially, there is irritation of the nerve fibers that lie within the spinal canal. This...

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Scoliosis treatments: Braces, Exercises, Surgery

The spine is aligned in a particular manner in all individuals. It is designed to keep the body upright and to absorb any shock during different movements. Unfortunately, in some people, the spine is curved abnormally to the side. This is called Scoliosis. Here, we take a look at certain aspects of this condition in a bit more detail.

Scoliosis symptoms

In general, Scoliosis does not cause any symptoms in individuals who were born with the defect. In particular, patients rarely suffer from scoliosis pain. Pain only occurs in patients who have developed it from trauma to the spine...

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Spondylosis Lumbar and Cervical: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The bones in our spinal column are constantly subject to different forces that that result in a great degree of wear and tear. The development of arthritis in between the bones of the spinal column i.e. the vertebra is called Spondylosis.

This condition can affect the bones of the neck or the lower back. The former is called Cervical Spondylosis, while the latter is called Lumbar Spondylosis. Here, we shall take a brief look at both.

What is Spondylosis?

Spondylosis is arthritis of the spine that affects the bone and the cartilage. It can affect any part of the...

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What is a Posture Brace (Posture Corrector)? types, benefits and how to use it

Our posture is defined by the tone of our muscles and the shape of our spine. In most cases, we adopt a perfect upright posture, but this may not be possible in some individuals. This is likely to be due to the nature of their job (sitting slouched in front of a desk for long hours), spinal disease and muscle problems. In such cases, additional support may be offered to patients by physical therapists. This additional support is available in the form of posture braces.

Posture braces are also called posture corrector or posture supporters. In this article, we shall...

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Levoscoliosis: What it is? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Scoliosis is a clinical condition where the normal curvature of the spine is altered and instead a part of the spine is curved to the side. The abnormal curvature of the spine to the left side is called levoscoliosis. In this article, we shall take a look at Levoscoliosis and its management in brief.

What is Levoscoliosis?

Is a clinical condition where a part of the spine is abnormally curved to the left. It commonly affects the lumbar part of the spine (also called Lumbar Levoscoliosis) though it can also have an effect on the thoracic spine and...

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Whiplash Injury: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Whiplash Injury Our neck is vulnerable to sudden movements, particularly during times of injury to the back. Take road traffic accidents for example. Sudden trauma from the back can result in the head bending forward, followed by a sudden jerk to the back. This type of sudden flexion-extension injury of the neck is what is called as whiplash injury. Here, we shall take a look at this in a bit more detail.

What is Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash injury is typically described as an acceleration-deceleration injury that occurs in road traffic accidents. It is a common injury that forms a...

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Dextroscoliosis information: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

The vertebral column is composed of spinal bones that are arranged in a specific manner to absorb shock and allow for fluid movements. Natural curvatures of the spine are seen within the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral vertebrae. However, in some cases the vertebral column may be abnormally curved to the side. This sideward curvature of the vertebral column is known as scoliosis. Specifically, curvature of the spine towards the right is called dextroscoliosis.

In this article, we shall take a brief look at this clinical condition, discussing the clinical symptoms and how to treat it.

What it Dextroscoliosis?

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Common back problems: information, diagnosis and treatments

Our back forms the most important support that helps us keep an upright posture and absorb the stress and shock that the body undergoes during various activities. It is therefore not uncommon for injuries to occur that can cause back pain. However, trauma is not the only cause and a number of other disease processes can cause back problems as well.

The back is composed of the vertebral bones along with the associated muscles around it. Back problems can occur anywhere along the spine and in this article we shall review them briefly.

1. Whiplash injury

Whiplash injury...

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What is Scoliosis?: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Our back is under constant stress and strain throughout the day. It is designed to bear any degree of force, with the alignment of the vertebral bones being such that this causes minimal damage to the spinal cord and other structures. However, on some occasions, individuals may have an abnormally curved spine. Scoliosis is one such condition and here we shall talk about this in a bit more detail.

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is a clinical condition characterised by abnormal sideward curvature of the vertebral column. It may be mild or severe; in the former case it is...

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