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Music May Ease Your Chronic Back Pain

Music May Ease Your Chronic Back Pain

| September 16, 2014

Chronic back pain is one of the most common and frustrating conditions that afflicts mankind. Despite the advances in modern medicine over the past 2 centuries, this vexing complaint frustrates both patients and their doctors by its seeming lack of response to multiple interventions. Over the past decade many providers have tried to help these […]

7 Tips To Improve Your Core & Heal Your Back Pain

7 Tips To Improve Your Core & Heal Your Back Pain

| September 9, 2014

If you have back pain, you are not alone. Back pain is common in all age groups and levels of fitness. Maybe you’ve heard that strengthening your core can help alleviate back pain, so you take a Pilates class or you do daily planks. Both are great, but most people only focus on the transversalis […]

How To Ease The Pain Of Sciatica With Yoga

How To Ease The Pain Of Sciatica With Yoga

| September 2, 2014

Up to 40 percent of adults have experienced sciatica pain. Check out this wonderful compilation of Yoga poses that help ease the pain of Sciatica, all coming from a patient who lives with Sciatica. Sciatica is a real pain in the butt — and, sometimes, in the leg and foot. That’s because the sciatic nerves, […]

How to Avoid Back Pain While You Train

How to Avoid Back Pain While You Train

| August 26, 2014

Steer Clear of Back Injuries While You Work Out! Picture it: you’re in the gym, you’re working hard, you’re getting in the heavy weights, and before you know it…. Something hurts. A lot. You reach for your back – because, all of a sudden, it’s super difficult to hold yourself upright – and you put […]

Back Pain Got You Stressed Out, or Does Stress Got Your Back Going Out?

Back Pain Got You Stressed Out, or Does Stress Got Your Back Going Out?

| August 19, 2014

The health and strength of your lower back area is absolutely fundamental to your body’s overall health and strength, as it’s a key support area. Many people fall into the trap of thinking that back pain will only be a problem for us if we don’t take care when we are lifting heavy objects, or […]

US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

| August 12, 2014

Parents take note — when back to school shopping this year, there is one essential item that requires very special attention: your child’s backpack. Backpack weight is becoming an increasing problem, and studies show that heavy backpacks can lead to both back pain and poor posture, noted the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, in […]

Recent News and Reviews From the Center for Spinal Disorders

Recent News and Reviews From the Center for Spinal Disorders

| August 5, 2014

It is with great pride The Center for Spinal Disorders shares that our own Dr. Christopher Isaacs was nominated, and proceeded as a semifinalist, for the Doctor of the Year award at North Suburban Medical Center! This truly is an honor for Dr. Isaacs, as nominations are made by staff members, not other physicians. Please […]

How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

| July 29, 2014

Back issues can result from all manner of activity and inactivity. While some runners experience lower back pain, it may more often be a result of sitting hunched in front of a computer screen all day than from that 5 miles you ran before work. In fact, research published in the journal Spine, which surveyed […]

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

| July 22, 2014

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, back pain can often be the result of stress. Yoga will help you relax and unwind mentally and these poses will continue to keep your core strong, your back […]

Research Shows Ill-Fitted Saddle Leads To Back Pain In Riders

Research Shows Ill-Fitted Saddle Leads To Back Pain In Riders

| July 15, 2014

Ill-fitting saddles are not only associated with back muscle asymmetry, a stilted gait, and equine back pain, but they are likely also associated with rider back pain, according to results from a recent study looking at saddle fit, back shape, and horse and rider health. However, identifying the order of cause and effect is complex. […]