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This is one of my favourite health topics to write about. Here you’ll find loads about how to fix a pinched nerve. There is tons of information about the symptoms, causes and the various treatment options available. Learn more about the specific areas affected like the cervical or lumbar spine, the shoulder, hip, elbow or leg.

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Neck Pain Exercises That Stop Pain

Best Exercises For Neck PainWhen you have a sore neck it can be so frustrating not being to find good info or guidance on how to stop the pain. There are loads of ways to treat a painful neck. Exercise is still one of the best treatment tools available. Our bodies were designed to move and move properly. Bad posture habits and poor movements patterns do contribute to the cause of the ache or pain your experiencing.

Knowing how to move your neck to feel that relief you’ve been looking so hard for is what I want to show you today. Having dealt with so many patients over the years I can tell you that normally people just don’t know how to exercise the neck area. I have never heard anyone who trains at a gym telling me they do a neck workout.

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Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Do You Suffer Upper Back Discomfort?

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Shoulder Blade Pain?

Quite often a patient would come into the Chiropractic clinic and tell me they have an upper back discomfort that is causing a pain between their shoulder blades. The patient will then usually want to show me the area where their dull ache or stabbing pain is by touching my own thoracic spine. Most people can’t reach the painful area on their own backs so they need to help me to know exactly where it is hurting.

This type of patient will usually say that what they are experiencing in their upper back region can be described as: a burning ache, stabbing or a sharp pain between shoulder blades. Maybe the neck or arm is involved as well.

Today you are going to learn a lot about the symptoms of middle to upper back pain, common and serious causes for pain between shoulder blades and treatment tips for getting relief from aches and pain in-between the shoulder blades in your back today. Continue reading

Got a Stiff Neck? Fix This Type of Neck and Shoulder Pain

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Got Stiff Neck Bones?

Have you ever been in a situation where you have had such a stiff neck? It can happen so easily that you wake up and find you can’t move your neck properly or you’ve been working away at your computer only to find it is sore to move neck or shoulders. Maybe your neck creaks and crackles in the joints with movement and there is limited ability to turn your neck to one side or both.

Neck stiffness is very common medical condition. However, understanding what causes a stiff neck and how to fix a stiff neck is what most people want to know. The good news it can be a quick and easy resolution to your problem. That is what I aim to explain in today’s post. Neck stiffness is similar to a trapped nerve, but different at the same time. Below I will share the two most common causes, how to spot the difference between a sore throat and meningitis problem and some other hints, tips and 9 treatment tricks to help you unlock your neck again. Continue reading

2012 Research: Predictive Factors For Poor Outcome With Sciatica

Predicting Sciatica Outcomes

Sciatica Relief: Looking Into Your Future

I have just finished reading some hot off the press research on sciatica leg pain and low back pain out of Norway. In this study the researchers were trying to see what things they could see could cause a patient with lower back pain and sciatica to not respond well.

The authors came up with some pointers to consider if someone is suffering this trapped nerve in the leg condition. What was also interesting is that back surgery did not have an amazing success rate as they had expected it might. If you or a loved one has a trapped nerve in their back going down the back of the leg, maybe to the foot, you’ll probably like to read this article. Continue reading

Mercury Amalgams: Should You Get Rid of Those Silver Fillings?

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Mercury Amalgams: Stay or Go?

Have you ever wondered should you remove those old mercury fillings in your mouth? I watched a 2008 documentary movie called “The Beautiful Truth” the other night where I got to see for the first time ever what happens when you scratch old silver fillings in teeth. Holy cow, I never realised that I could have smoking teeth!

I needed to do some online research around this health debate of changing old mercury amalgams to newer white composite fillings. I wanted to read about the pros and cons, then see some videos about this debate to hopefully help me make a decision. I wanted to know if I should take the time to find a dentist who will change my years old silver fillings for the supposedly healthier white fillings. I hope you’ll enjoy some what I have to show you that I found. I’m definitely worried about my health now after seeing my search results. The videos right at the end are fascinating to see instant differences in someone when they find a problem tooth. Continue reading

Tyler Twist Exercise: One Simple Tennis Elbow Treatment

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Elbow Pain Getting You Down?

Do you have an elbow pain that you’ve been told is possibly tennis elbow? Your confused though because you don’t play tennis yet your elbow is so sore when you try grip things. Maybe you do play tennis, or even golf, and it is stopping you from playing properly cos of the pain in your elbow.

I stumbled upon probably the easiest and most simple tennis elbow treatment to do. The best part is you can treat your elbow pain yourself at home. The exercise I’m going to let you know more about was published in a research paper in 2010, but you probably haven’t heard of it before. Today you will learn first what is tennis elbow, the basic anatomy involved. I will let you know what is the typical conservative care and more advanced medical treatment for tennis elbow. Then find out how to do the Timothy Tyler eccentric contraction tennis elbow treatment exercise. Continue reading

Do You Need a MRI & CT Scans of Your Spine or Brain?

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What is an MRI or CT Scan?

Learn today about what happens when you are referred for a MRI scan or a CT scan. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. CT stands for computed tomography. The pdf information booklet and audio link below will tell you what happens when you are sent to have a MRI scan or a CT scan on your back or brain.

I found this great mp3 audio from the Brain and Spine Foundation in the UK. These are the same people who developed a map of all the neurological hospitals in the UK. Continue reading

Understand Pain: How Acute & Chronic Back Pain Starts

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Ouch That Hurts, Why?

Most likely you are reading this page because you are in pain somewhere in your body or know someone who is living in pain. To understand what is pain better I found a great simple video explaining the difference between acute pain and chronic pain.

You will find out how the brain and your nerves control pain levels and the different types of pain you may experience. You will see a very simple way of explaining the basic physiology of pain. By the end of the video on pain you will also understand why treating pain can be difficult as there are many issues to sort out. Continue reading

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Do You Get Lower Back Pain When You Bend Forward? Here’s the Reason Why

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Bending Forward a Cause for Low Back Pain

Did you know that a major cause of bad back pain is that our lower backs do not like too much bending forward (flexion). In the medical field it is well-known that in our lower backs, the lumbar discs respond better to bending backward movements rather than bending forward. Particularly in the case of someone with a disc source of back pain.

Today I will be explaining the concept of how too much flexion in our lumbar spines is causing acute lower back pain or chronic lower back in some people. There are two great videos below. One by chiropractor, Craig Liebenson, and the second by low back pain specialist and researcher, Professor Stuart McGill. Find out how Craig, who has studied at the Prague School of Rehabilitation, teaches a female marathon runner how to fix a bad back pain, fast and for the long-term. Continue reading

Lower Back Pain Unable to Bend Over: See This Quick Relief Story

lower back pain unable to bend overI came across a video about lower back pain and sciatica today that is amazing to see the pain relief change in someone so fast. You may have heard of people hobbling into the chiropractor on crutches or being carried in by others only to walk out standing up and in less pain.

The video below shows you one of those times when a patient can come in with severe low back pain and can’t stand up straight then end up leaving the chiropractor being able to walk upright. Continue reading

Maignes Syndrome: Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome

Maigne SyndromeDid you know your low back pain could be coming from higher up in your spine. In our bodies we experience something called referred pain. Referred pain means the area that is sore could actually be referred pain from somewhere else. This happens all the time in organs referring pain, like a heart attack pain going down your left arm.

However, there are times the answer to your back pain could be from an area in your spine known as the thoracolumbar junction (TL junction). You can get a trapped nerve in this area causing all your pain. Ever wondered which trapped nerve is causing all your back pain? Today I want to let you know about something called Maigne Syndrome or Thoracolumbar Junction Syndrome. Continue reading

How to Prevent Low Back Pain when Lifting

Have you ever experienced low back pain when lifting a weight from the floor. Maybe it wasn’t even a weight your were lifting, you might have just been bending forward to tie your show laces or you were changing your babies nappy and you got a sudden severe low back pain.

Lifting Causing Low Back PainThese are times when a patient would come into the chiropractors office and ask what do you think caused my back pain to start? Well the answer can be hard at times to pinpoint but repetitive bad movement like bending and lifting incorrectly can weaken your lower back. This includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and especially the discs between your vertebrae causing a slipped disc. Today I want to show you some things you should be thinking about how to avoid low back pain when lifting or bending forward. Continue reading

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What is a Trapped Nerve

So you are in pain and you want a solution. If it is any consolation it is not just you there are tons of other people from around the world who are sitting reading this article who need answers. Well you have found the right page and I want to help you solve that painful nerve somewhere in your body.

Man holding  no pain posterThe pain of a nerve being pinched can be terrible both in how bad the pain levels are and the feeling of frustration because you just don’t know how to stop it. I hope to help guide you through this event in your life.

I’m going to start by helping you get to get a clearer picture of this common condition. Well actually that’s going to be the first part I’ll clear up for you. It’s not an actual condition, but a colloquial (informal) term for possibly a variety of problems.
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How to Avoid a Trapped Arm in Bed

This video caught my attention with the title “How to avoid a trapped arm whilst cuddling in bed“. I knew I had to watch this video just to see what this was all about.

I have definitely experienced it and I’m sure you have. It is that feeling when you’re laying in bed snuggling or cuddling a girlfriend or wife and your arm gets trapped underneath their head. You then get a loss of feeling in the hand and arm. It is not a nice feeling at all. So watch the video below to get some tips on “How to avoid a trapped arm whilst cuddling in bed” 🙂 Continue reading

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What is a Stinger Injury Explained

rugby-spear-tackle.300x325Neck injuries happen in the rugby game especially trapped nerve pain conditions. There is a trapped nerve injury that can happen called a “stinger“. A stinger injury is when damage has occurred to the major nerves leaving the neck going down into the left or right arm. Stingers are also called a “burner“.

If you saw the dangerous spear tackle Welsh rugby captain, Sam Warburton, did in the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-final today on French player,Vincent Clerc, you can see one way a stinger injury to the neck can happen in rugby. So what nerves in the neck get trapped and what can you do to help a stinger injury.

Below I will show you the dangerous rugby spear tackle video, the anatomy, cause, symptoms and how to treat a stinger injury in your neck and arm. At the bottom I also found a leaflet you can print maybe as a coach from the North American Spine Society for an injured player. Continue reading

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Sciatic Nerve Pain: Discover the Source of Scaitica

Sciatica Leg Pain

This post is all about one nerve. It is the most important nerve in your leg, the sciatic nerve. Have you been told that you might have sciatica pain running down the back of your thigh all the way into your calf muscle or into the ankle and foot? This is the common trapped nerve in the leg pain lots of people suffer.

You could be feeling a continuous ache or pain that starts from the time you wake up in the morning till the time you eventually fall asleep at night.

To understand the cause of sciatic nerve pain in the leg it is useful to visualise the anatomy of the sciatic nerve. Find out how this big important nerve can cause pain anywhere from the buttock (bum, gluts, hip region), the back of the thigh (hamstring region), behind the knee, along the outside of the lower leg (calf muscle region) into the ankle all the way down to your big toe in your foot. Continue reading

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Piriformis Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Rehabilitation Treatment

Piriformis SyndromeDo you have a pain in your left or right butt cheek? Does it feel like you have a trapped nerve in the bum? Maybe you have a sciatica pain going down your leg. Did you know you might be suffering with a bad case of piriformis syndrome? It really is a pain in the bum, excuse the pun.

There are various reasons for pain around the bum and hip region. The sciatic nerve can get trapped at the spine from a herniated disc or arthritis in the spine. The nerve could also get pinched in your buttocks by the piriformis muscle. Athletes like runners and cyclists are prone to this type of sports injury. Find out all about what is Piriformis Syndrome and what to do about it below. Continue reading

Home Neck Traction for Neck Pain Relief

When you have a neck pain sometimes you feel like if only someone could traction my neck to take the pressure off the nerve. You might have had a physio or chiropractor do some neck traction on you and felt the difference and wanted to do that yourself at home. Today I want to look at little bit more into home cervical traction equipment and what is generally recommended if you do neck traction treatment at home. Continue reading

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Craziest How to Click Your Joints Video

Chronic Neck Pain and Stiffness Relief

You Just Got Chronic Neck Pain Slapped

People who click their necks all the time can develop chronic neck pain. I have seen that most people can handle chronic lower back pain better than they can chronic pain and stiffness in the neck. I think, this is because our lower back is further away from our brains, so we can “cut it off” easier from your mind. However, with a neck ache there’s no hiding from it it is just right there all the time.

This comes by to why would someone try manipulate their own neck. There have been many times I have seen people who had an old neck injury trying to give themselves some neck stiffness relief by trying to ‘click’ their own necks. Well I found the craziest video on “How to Click Your Back” I have ever seen. This girl will make you think damn can that be healthy for your joints. Continue reading

Turning Your Discs Blue Could Be Good For Your Low Back Pain

Methylene Blue Low Back Pain Treatment

Low Back Pain Got You Feeling Blue

Yes blue could be the new you of the future after what I read today. In a recent study ¹ on chronic low back pain patients who had back pain coming from a disc in their lower backs were injected with methylene blue. You might know methylene blue from your chemistry “Blue Bottle” experiment in school, it is a very obvious blue.

What made the latest article so interesting was the high pain relief rate those patients had to their discs being injected with methylene blue. So here is a bit more on what is happening in the world on chronic low back pain from your discs. Continue reading

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