Category: Lower Back Pain

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Tips For Better Sex… Even With Back Pain

Chiropractor, Dr. Alexander Jimenez examines being able to have sex despite having back pain.

The results of SpineUniverse’s national survey on Sexual Satisfaction and Back Pain (read the article Back Pain and Its Impact on Sexual Satisfaction for survey results) indicate that back pain is ruining the sex lives of many people.

It is vital to consider that behind the numbers are real individuals, while the statistical results of the survey are very important. People who care about their partner’s and about their sexual gratification satisfaction. People who are now frustrated and even depressed regarding the impact of back pain on their sex lives.

What exactly can they do to better their situation?

Most specialists agree that three tips can allow you to have better sex… even with back pain:

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Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief For Low-Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.

In their study, investigators from France focused on 135 patients with back pain seemingly caused by inflammation between the discs and bones (vertebrae) in the lower spine.

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Massage for Chronic Low Back Pain & Sciatica

Individuals with persistent low back pain can choose from a variety of proven nonsurgical treatments, including: medications, physical therapy, and exercise, to name a few. A 2017 study discussed another therapy for chronic low back pain and sciatica: massage.

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used a real world” strategy that was “ compared to running the study in a managed setting.

More than 50 percent of the research participants reported, “clinically purposeful development” in their low back pain after their massage therapy plan, composed co-first authors William G. Elder, PhD, Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky, and Niki Munk, PhD, LMT, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Clinical massage therapy appears to be effective for low back pain, and patients should discuss with their provider and consider clinical massage therapy before attempting high

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Lumbar Radiculopathy Associated with Sciatica & Low Back Pain

Around 80% of the population is plagued at one time or another by back pain, especially lower back pain. Associated leg pain (called lumbar radiculopathy or sciatica) happens less frequently. Pain could be debilitating and bothersome, restricting daily activities. Leg and back pain can result from a number of reasons, not all of which originate in your spinal column.

With the aim of this particular article, we’ll concentrate on lumbar radiculopathy, which refers to pain in the low extremities in a dermatomal pattern (see picture below). A dermatome is a special place in the lower extremity that’s nerves going from a particular lumbar nerve to it. Compaction of the origins of the spinal nerves in the lumbar region of the back causes this pain. Diagnosing leg and lower back pain begins with assessment and a detailed patient history.

Diagnosing Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Your medical history helps the issue is understood by the physician. It is essential to be specific whe

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High Heels Can Cause Back, Knee & Hip Pain

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez looks at high heels at what they do to the back.

Ladies, ever wonder why you suffer from regular bouts of lower back pain?  Achy hips?  How about crazy tight leg muscles?  Don’t blame it on your cycling class, or too many squats or, the trainer you only see once or twice a week.  Look down.  Are you wearing high heels?  Bingo!  You’ve heard high heels are bad for you.  But it’s not just because they cause all kinds of pain and trauma to your feet.  High heels are also messing up your physical fitness.  They throw you out of proper postural alignment causing your joints and spine to take on more wear and tear, which means aches and pains.

Is it possible to still look rockin’ and save your joints?  My suggestion is more Athleisure-wear.  I know some fashion hard-liners say, no way will I walk around in yoga pants on a weekday!  But we’ve come a long way since those flare-leg, fold-over yoga pants.

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Cervical Spine & Low Back Pain

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez looks at the cervical spine and low back pain.

Low back pain and leg pain are the most common cause of disability worldwide. As such new research based treatment approaches are needed. This new randomized trial by BCP Non-profit and Cairo University tested the ability of the cervical Denneroll orthotic to improve cervical spine curvature and its consequent effect on low back and leg pain. Great short term results were found where patients receiving the cervical spine Denneroll improved with low back pain, leg pain, neurological outcomes and disability compared to a PT only interventional group.

 

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El Paso Chiropractic Care For Back Pain

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alexander Jimenez discusses chiropractic care for back pain.

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is a constant for many people in El Paso and around the world. Chiropractors have always been known as “back pain doctors” to a certain degree, and while they can treat a much wider range of ailments, this moniker is certainly true. El Paso chiropractic care for back pain includes a range of individualized treatments designed to remove the pain permanently.

Some Facts About Back Pain

  • One estimate places the number of back pain sufferers in America at roughly 31 million.

Here are some other interesting facts that illustrate just how serious the problem is:

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El Paso Chiropractor Explains How To Avoid Back Injuries

Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Alex Jimenez goes through some tips on how to avoid back injuries.

When it comes to avoiding back injuries, your fate is largely in your own hands. It’s true that an unexpected fall or auto accident may cause an injury that’s beyond your control, but a large percentage of back injuries are caused by your own actions, which means you can take measures to prevent them or stop them from getting worse. Here are a few valuable back injury tips from a El Paso chiropractor.

Pay Attention to Your Lifting Technique

How you lift boxes, laundry baskets, children’s toys, a pair of shoes or just about anything else, has a bearing on the health of your back. When you lift correctly your spine is in the proper alignment and there is no added stress placed on your back. This means

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3 Conditions El Paso Chiropractors Help

Chiropractic is a treatment method that has moved from more of an alternative treatment to widespread mainstream acceptance over the past few decades. There will always be pockets of naysayers that question its validity, but the millions of satisfied patients around the world speak volumes about the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment on the human body. There are literally dozens of health issues that benefit from chiropractic adjustments, but here are 3 common conditions that El Paso chiropractors help:

1) Headaches

 

 

We all get headaches from time to time. Some are mild, some are more severe, but all of them have the potential to disrupt your day. Whether it is a tension headache caused by hours of sitting at a desk

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Improve Your Golf Game In El Paso With Chiropractic

Choosing to receive treatment from a chiropractor won’t stop your slice or improve your putting, but it just might end up improving your overall game and lowering your score. It’s no secret that golf can be hard on your lower back. The quick, repetitive twisting motion required to swing a club puts your back at risk every time you play, and if you already have a back injury you’re putting other muscle groups at risk. Keep reading to learn how to improve your golf game in El Paso with chiropractic care.

How Chiropractic Boosts Your Game

Since a chiropractor is specifically trained to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system they are able to help golfers reduce the amount of stress and strain placed on their bodies. The lower back does undergo a lot of stress with the torque of a standard golf swing, but there are other body parts that can affect your golf game, too. Pain or range of motion issues in your shoulders, elbows, knees or wrists will definitely affect your

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Are Back Pain Medications Ruining Your Sleep?

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez looks at back pain medications and their effect on sleep.

Can you relieve spine pain and get a good night’s rest? Sure some drugs get in the way.

Prescription medications are among the most recommended nonsurgical treatments for back and neck pain. While these drugs might help alleviate what ails your back, your sleep may suffer because of this. That’s a big deal, as sleep deprivation hurts your general wellbeing.

Unfortunately, back and neck pain medications can have side effects—and interfering with your sleep and ability to operate normally throughout the day are ones that are typical. Your medication may stop you from getting enough sleep or falling asleep. Or, your slumber quality suffers, although you might doze off readily. Plus, sleep-related side effects do n’t just affect you during the nighttime hours, as you may experience drowsiness or jitters during the day.
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Do Sit-Stand Desks Help Burn Calories Without Causing Back Pain?

El Paso, TX. Chiropractor Dr. Alex Jimenez takes a look at sit/stand desks to see if they help with back pain and burn calories.

Regular utilization of sit-stand desks at work can help burn off calories and stop weight gain when coupled with other low-intensity tasks, according to findings from a current study in Occupational Medicine. The sit- stand desks did not increase pain or reduce productivity.

“In fact, other longer-term studies are demonstrating that using a sit-stand desk may actually reduce pain,” clarified lead writer Bethany Barone Gibbs, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Activity, Clinical, and Translational Science in the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

For patients who have back pain or have lately experienced spinal surgery, the recommendation to stand on and off during the day is very important, commented A. Nick Shamie, MD, Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Professor of Ort

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How Healthcare Specialists Diagnose Sciatica

Call your spine specialist in case you feel you may have developed sciatica. (Should you not already have a healthcare professional who specializes on spine health, you can ask a primary healthcare provider for recommendations).

You may have sciatica in the event that you’re experiencing symptoms,such as shooting pain down one or the two of your legs, or in case you have been experiencing weakness or tingling in your legs.

Through your medical visit, your physician or back specialist will ask you questions and perform some basic exams to try and identify the reason for your sciatica and create a treatment strategy for you—a method to control your pain as well as other symptoms also to help you recover. There are several spinal ailments which may lead to sciatic pain. Your treatment plan will be depending on the cause of your pain, so it’s vital that you get a precise diagnosis.

What to Expect During Sciatica Evaluations

First, your back special