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Gardening – Managing Neck/Back/Shoulder Pain

Gardening – Managing Neck/Back/Shoulder Pain

Gardening is a rewarding hobby and a passion, but it has its costs. Don’t let pain prevent you from continuing to enjoy your hobbies.

Physical therapy, a consistent exercise routine, and a plan for moderate gardening can help you to garden safely and avoid long-term complications like arthritis.

This article provides an in-depth explanation of pinched nerves and the common causes of this condition. You’ll also learn more about the effective treatments for nerve compression.

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Intermittent Lumbar Traction w/ an Inversion Table (Back Pain & Sciatica Relief)

Intermittent Lumbar Traction w/ an Inversion Table (Back Pain & Sciatica Relief)

Intermittent lumbar traction can be a very effective way to reduce lower back pain, as well as sciatic nerve pain (aka “Sciatica”).

In previous videos about using inversion tables for pain relief, I’ve primarily focused on static or sustained traction.

But for some people, practicing “intermittent” traction can be more effective for pain relief, and it can allow them to tolerate traction/inversion for longer periods of time.

In this video, I’ll explain how to determine which type of traction/inversion is right for your type of pain (intermittent vs. static), and I’ll also tell you how to perform intermittent traction with your inversion table.

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How to Heal a Bulging Disc! (Back Pain & Sciatica)

How to Heal a Bulging Disc! (Back Pain & Sciatica)

In a recent video, I explained how to figure out if the bulging disc(s) can be healed without requiring injections or surgery.

The good news is is that the majority of bulging discs CAN be healed naturally!

In this video, I’m going to outline exactly what you should be doing to have the best chance at healing your bulging disc and eliminating your sciatic nerve pain (sciatica).

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“Can disc bulges be healed?” – Back Pain & Sciatica

“Can disc bulges be healed?” – Back Pain & Sciatica

If you have a bulging disc in your lower back (aka your “lumbar spine”), and it’s causing sciatic nerve pain, a great question to start with is “can you heal your bulging disc”?

After all, if you can’t heal your bulging disc and relieve your sciatic nerve pain, you’ll want to act quickly to see if something more invasive is needed (like injections or surgery).

I have good news for you: most disc bulges CAN be healed.

In this video, I’m going to walk you through how to tell if your bulging disc can be healed, which will include a discussion of disc bulges vs. disc herniations, as well as an introduction to the “top 3 causes of lower back pain and sciatica”.

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Tips For Traveling With Back Pain

Tips For Traveling With Back Pain

It’s about that time of year when more and more people are beginning to travel again, which means longer lines and crowded airports. In the midst of all travel stress, are you making sure you’re taking care of yourself and staying away from old back pain flare ups? Traveling wears down on your mind and body and we’re here to give you some easy tips you can follow to avoid added-on stress and pain during your travels.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here are some tips you can follow:

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