They say there are two types of people, those with back ache and those that are going to get it!!! That basically translates to the fact that lower back pain is basically an epidemic. The most common type of lower back pain is what is referred to as mechanical lower back pain. This relates to [...]
Dr. Emil DiIorio illustrates the anatomy of your lower back with simple drawings and easy to understand explanations. Learn how the components of your back work together and how they can be disrupted – causing pain.
This was a question a patient asked me the other day. Well, basically it will depend from which paradigm you operate from. If you are like the majority of the world that have been indoctrinated into the medical paradigm you’ll see a chiropractor only when the symptom(s) get bad enough and virtually force you to [...]
So here’s the final tip. Keen to receive a FREE copy of my ‘Simply Stretching’ DVD and ‘Staying Healthy Simply’ CD?? – just email me with the headings of all 10 tips, together with your postal address and I send you your copy at NO CHARGE..
Here’s a double bonus for this week.. 2 tips !! We’re getting there; only 2 to go after this.. 7. Undertake regular maintenance therapy Mechanical back problems are unfortunately not curable as they are related to lifestyle situations, e.g. stress, posture, lifting, carrying and driving, which are all things that are a part of life. [...]
Exercise The spinal joints rely on the muscles to support them, therefore regular back strengthening exercises provide great support for the vertebral joints and definitely help to prevent both the chronic, on going lower back pain, as well as the potential to strain the joints when lifting, carrying etc.
5. Calcium and magnesium Proper contraction and relaxation of muscles relies on adequate levels of calcium and magnesium. Insufficient levels can lead to chronic muscle tension, spasm and even cramp, again making one more vulnerable to acute exacerbation of mechanical back strain