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Chronic Lumbar Back Pain

Sensei Adam Rostocki’s story of suffering from Chronic Lumbar Back Pain for decades. Learn what finally helped the immeasurable pain.

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Bowling Back Pain

Bowling back pain usually affects the lumbar region, but might also be expressed in the upper back or neck in less common circumstances.

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Lumbar Spinal Anatomy

Atypical formation of the lumbar spinal anatomy takes the blame for the majority of chronic dorsopathy complaints, since these abnormalities are most typically experienced in the lower back region.

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Debilitating Lower Back Pain Radiating Upwards From Coccyx

Debilitating Lower Back Pain Radiating Upwards From Coccyx story sent in by Josie details her daughter’s struggle with chronic symptoms.

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Clenching the Jaw

Clenching the jaw is a classic manifestation of internal psychological turmoil and is often seen in patients who suffer from tension myositis syndrome.

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Back Pain from Fallen Arches

Back pain from fallen arches may exist due to postural changes, gait alteration or increased impact that radiates up the spine.

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Clenching the Buttocks

Much has been written about clenching the buttocks from an exercise point of view, but this habit can lead to pain and is an indicator of mindbody tension.

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Numb Leg

A numb leg can result from many possible causes, some of which might be linked to a spinal origin. Learn all about the explanations for leg numbness.

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Severe Lower Back Pain

Severe lower back pain can be a life-changing experience. Why are symptoms in the lumbar area so terrible and why are many patients forever changed by their ordeal?

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Sleep Position for Back Pain

Finding a comfortable sleep position for back pain can be challenging. Many patients seek the best sleeping position for lower back pain and we provide the answers.

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Hill DT Spinal Decompression

Hill DT spinal decompression is a treatment designed to increase the size of the intervertebral spaces and remove pressure from nerves.

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Lower Back Pain Diagnosis

Lower back pain diagnosis describes the process by which the origin of pain is evaluated and verified, prior to treatment.

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Forward Head Posture

Forward head posture can be responsible for causing neck and/or upper back pain. This is one of the most common postural problems.

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Weak Arm

Having a weak arm might be an indicator of neurological compression in the neck, but other causes can also exist.

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Sciatica in Both Legs

Sciatica in both legs, also called bilateral sciatica, is less common than symptoms that exist in only one leg, called unilateral sciatica.

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Sciatica in One Leg

Sciatica in one leg is known as unilateral sciatica and can exist on the left or right side, depending on the causative process.

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Pelvic Misalignment

Pelvic misalignment can take the form of tilting, tucking or rotation.Any of these conditions has the potential to create painful spinal symptoms.

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Pain When Turning Head

Pain when turning the head is one of the most common motion-related symptomatic triggers. Learn why head rotation causes neck pain.

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Causes of Upper Back Pain

There are many possible causes of upper back pain, including back injury, age-related spinal degeneration, soft tissue pathology and other non-structural issues.

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Spine Pain

Spine pain describes symptoms that originate in the actual vertebral column, as opposed to the surrounding musculature or other anatomical locales.Spinal discomfort can be neurological or mechanical.

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