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BAD HABITS THAT CAUSE BACK PAIN #1

by Pain Doctors Las Vegas on 05/28/18

BAD HABITS THAT CAUSE BACK PAIN #1

Back pain will affect about 80 percent of us at some point in our lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It often results from repeated behaviors that stress your body.

If you're battling back pain now — or if you want to take steps to prevent an achy back — make an effort to avoid these seven bad habits:

Not exercising. "The failure to perform any exercise, particularly abdominal strengthening exercises, may lead to poor posture and increased low back pain," says Nancy E. Epstein, MD, chief of neurosurgical spine and education at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Good exercises for back pain prevention include Pilates or other core strengthening activities that can increase stability in the back muscles. A 2015 Cochrane review found some scientific evidence that Pilates can help with low back pain, though it's not clear if Pilates is better than the other forms of recommended exercises. Cardiovascular exercises such as swimming, walking, and bicycling are also recommended, along with movements that improve flexibility.

WHAT IS PAIN

by Pain Doctors Las Vegas on 05/13/18


physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.
"she's in great pain"
Synonyms: suffering, agony, torture, torment, discomfort 
ain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience linked to tissue damage. Its purpose is to allow the body to react and prevent further tissue damage.
We feel pain when a signal is sent through nerve fibers to the brain for interpretation.

The experience of pain is different for everyone, and there are different ways of feeling and describing pain. This can makes it difficult to define and treat.

Pain can be short-term or long-term, it can stay in one place, or it can spread around the body.

EATING AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET CAN HELP REDUCE PAIN

by Pain Doctors Las Vegas on 04/01/18

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce pain. Yes to fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, and tea. Easy on nuts, seeds, and other Omega-6 fats. Inflammation and inflammatory diseases both contribute to chronic pain, and diet has a strong ability to modify the pain-inflammatory response.

KNOW YOUR PAIN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

by Pain Doctors Las Vegas on 03/04/18

Whether your pain is from arthritis, cancer treatments, fibromyalgia, or an old injury, you need to find a way to get your pain under control. What's the best approach to do that.

The first step in pain management is scheduling an appointment with your doctor to determine the cause of your pain and learn which pain management approach is often the most effective for it. There are many different pain management options available: You can find the right treatment combination to get the relief you need.

Acupuncture Healps Treat NeckPain

by Pain Doctors Las Vegas on 02/18/18

From Time.com

People who practiced acupuncture or the Alexander Technique had greater pain reductions than those who got standard treatment

Acupuncture, the ancient practice of needle insertion, and the Alexander Technique, a program that teaches people how to avoid unnecessary muscle tension throughout the day and improve posture, coordination, balance and stress, are two complementary therapies often used to help treat neck pain. Treating it is often difficult, and it’s common for people to seek out alternative therapies.

MORE: This May Be How Acupuncture Tamps Down Stress

The researchers wanted to see how well two of these worked. They assigned 517 people, all of whom had neck pain for at least three months (and sometimes many years), to the standard care for neck pain, which involves prescription medications and physical therapy. Some of the patients were assigned to also receive one of two extra treatments: a dozen 50-minute acupuncture sessions or 20 private Alexander Technique lessons—which focus on teaching people how to move their body to avoid or correct muscular pain.

A year after the start of the study, people in the groups doing acupuncture and the Alexander Technique had significant reductions in neck pain—pain was assessed by questionnaire—compared to those who just got usual care. Both groups reported about 32% less pain than they had at the start of the study, which is far greater than the 9% typically associated with physical therapy and exercise. The interventions also gave people in the groups more self-efficacy, which were linked to better pain outcomes.

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