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Back Pain Exercises

Back Pain Exercises

by Shearly (SU)
Chronic back pain is a common problem that plagues many adults of all ages. If you have chronic back pain, you may not feel like exercising much at all. The truth is, though, that many people do benefit from simple exercises that target specific areas of the back. Of course, it should go without saying that before beginning any form of exercise program, you should always consult with your doctor to make sure that you do not cause further injury and that you are healthy enough for exercise.

What Does Lower Back Pain Mean?

What Does Lower Back Pain Mean?

by Shearly (SU)
Lower back pain can be caused by a wide variety of underlying issues. Since the lower back is part of the spinal system and has complex and interconnected nerves, bones, spinal discs and other tissues, the area that hurts may not be where the pain is actually coming from. Lower back pain can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating in nature. Common causes of lower back pain include strains and injuries, as well as some chronic conditions. A sore aching back may be the result of a muscular strain or a pulled ligament, or it could signal that something else has gone wrong.

What is Pain Management?

What is Pain Management?

by Shearly (SU)
Pain management is a broad term that refers to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of pain caused by a wide variety of conditions. Pain management often requires a team approach, bringing together several different medical specialties in order to reduce or alleviate chronic pain. Common pain conditions include:

Pain Management: Treating Fibromyalgia Pain

Pain Management: Treating Fibromyalgia Pain

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Fibromyalgia is a complex autoimmune disorder that cause pain throughout the body. Muscles become tender to the touch and joints may become inflamed. Patients frequently report feeling exhausted and many have trouble sleeping. Other symptoms include: headaches, difficulty thinking or concentrating, tingling or numbness in hands and feet, morning stiffness, overly painful menstrual periods, and an increased sensitivity to pain. Although painful, fibromyalgia is not a progressive or fatal disorder. It does not cause damage to the joints, internal organs or muscles. There is no cure for fibromyalgia. Treatment for fibromyalgia focuses on pain management in order to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Rotator Cuff Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

Rotator Cuff Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Your rotator cuff is a tendon made up a group of four muscles. The muscles combine to form a sleeve like band, or “cuff” which goes over the shoulder, connecting your upper arm to your shoulder blade. Your rotator cuff provides stability, allowing the muscles of the shoulder to rotate freely so you can move and raise your arm. These muscles also hold the head of your arm upper bone, called the humerus, security in the socket of your shoulder joint.