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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CORE ANYWAY?

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CORE ANYWAY?
Your ‘core’ is a complex series of muscles, extending far beyond your abs, including everything besides your arms and legs. It is incorporated in almost every movement of the human body. The core is comprised of several muscle groups including the local muscles (lumbar multifidus & transverse abdominis), global muscles (erector spinae, quadratus lumborum, external and internal oblique abdominis, rectus abdominis), and other muscle groups such as the psoas major, pelvic floor musc...
Posted on 2018-05-30

LATEST TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR LOW BACK PAIN MAY SURPRISE YOU

LATEST TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR LOW BACK PAIN MAY SURPRISE YOU
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from some type of low back pain, you may have noticed recent news stories about how guidelines for treating this common condition are changing pretty dramatically. Medical experts are now recommending a much more conservative approach to caring for low back pain. They explain that for most people the pain goes away on its own and doesn’t require drugs or other more invasive treatments. In a recent New York Times story&n...
Posted on 2018-02-20

CAN A MUSCLE REALLY BECOME A KNOT?

CAN A MUSCLE REALLY BECOME A KNOT?
Have you ever heard someone say “I feel all knotted up?” What does it mean when someone uses this term? Is it possible that a muscle can really be tangled up into a knot? Read below to find out more information regarding muscle knots. Our body is composed of a large sum of muscles. Not only are muscles layered on top of each other but the fibers that make up the muscle tissue run in different directions. The makeup of our muscles is what gives us the ability to be able to do such ...
Posted on 2017-11-15

HOW COMMON IS LOW BACK PAIN?

HOW COMMON IS LOW BACK PAIN?
According to Mayo Clinic, back pain is “one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work and a leading cause of disability worldwide.” Every year, U.S. Americans spend at least $50 billion on back pain and experts say that 80 of jobs are either sedentary or require only light activity. With much of the first-world population hunched over a computer, a phone, or a tablet for 7-8 hours a day, there is no shortage of back problems related to poor posture. Be sur...
Posted on 2017-08-18

FIVE EASY STEPS TO PREVENT BACK PAIN & THREE EXERCISES

FIVE EASY STEPS TO PREVENT BACK PAIN & THREE EXERCISES
  SO WHO HAS BACK PAIN? Almost everyone has back pain at one point or another.   HOW EXACLTY DOES THE BACK WORK? There are many structures in the lower back which can cause problems and pain. • Vertebral bones • In between these bones are disks which act as shock absorbers • There are also ligaments which hold the bones together, and tendons holding muscles to bones   ARE THE DISCS CAUSING MY PAIN? Let’s concentrate on this one specific structur...
Posted on 2017-08-02
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