Lower Back Pain

Research: Lumbar Disc Herniation and Acupuncture

December 2, 2009

The August 2007 issue of the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, Volume 5, Number 4 had a study by Zhang Bi-meng, Wu Yao-chi and Shao Ping entitled “Treatment of lumbar intervertebral disk herniation with electric acupuncture “. A total of 200 subjects were studied with 100 subjects in the treatment group receiving electro acupuncture […]

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Video: Pilates for Legs

November 13, 2009

Here is part 3 of the pilates video: The Glutes Routine. Strengthening the leg muscles can add strength and stability to your  lower back area.  You might never guess that your legs could be causing you lower back pain, but as I always say, everything is connected.  Most leg muscles originate from the pelvis and […]

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Video: Pilates Glutes Routine

November 12, 2009

Here is part 2 of the pilates video: The Glutes Routine.  Strengthening the hip muscles can add strength and stability to your  lower back area. Pilates is a system of exercises which targets and strengthens core muscles.  This video teaches some exercises for toning the glutes.  This is the same exercise routine that I used […]

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Video: Pilates Abs Routine

November 11, 2009

Lower back pain, hip, gluteal or leg pain can often be caused by weakness or lack of tone in the core muscles.  The core muscles are typically the abs, glutes, lower back and leg muscles.  When these muscles are weak the body lacks stability and starts to overcompensate for the weakness by relying on other […]

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Video: Stretch for piriformis related low back pain or sciatica

November 6, 2009

Most of the cases of low back pain I see are related to hip tightness. The gluteal muscles are often a source of dysfunction but less often a source of pain. That means you may rarely feel a pain in your glutes, but you will likely feel a pain in your lower back or legs […]

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Video: Exercise for Lower Back Pain: The Cat & Dog Stretch

October 13, 2009

Here is a video on a great little exercise to help ease lower back pain. It is called the “Cat & Dog Stretch” and it is very useful in helping to mobilize the back vertebrae and take pressure off the spinal joints, discs & nerves. Remember that much pain in the body comes from inactivity, […]

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