Back Pain

How to Relieve Shoulder Blade Pain with Trigger Point Therapy

How to Relieve Shoulder Blade Pain with Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points, also known as muscle knots, are involuntary contractions of a portion of muscle fiber. The pain, which according to the American Academy of Family Physicians affects about 10 percent of the American population, can be relieved many ti

How to Get the Knots Out of Your Trapezius

How to Get the Knots Out of Your Trapezius
Neck and shoulder pain is often caused by tension in the trapezius, a triangular muscle attached to the base of the neck that stretches along the shoulders to the middle back. The trapezius is the muscle that controls the shoulders and helps to rotat

How to Treat Lower Back Pain Caused by Muscle Spasms

How to Treat Lower Back Pain Caused by Muscle Spasms
Lower back pain caused by muscle spasms is a common condition in adults. The causes of the spasms are unknown, but can be triggered by mental stress, improperly carrying a heavy object, or stretching too much. People with sedentary lifestyles are mor

How to Fix Sciatic Nerve Pain

How to Fix Sciatic Nerve Pain
Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated. It is characterized by a sharp pain running down the back of the leg, and sometimes tingling or pressure that can be felt all the way into the toes. This conditio

How to Wear a Back Brace

How to Wear a Back Brace
There are two types of back braces: soft back braces support the muscles while still allowing movement, while rigid braces restrict movement. Patients wear back braces to treat spine disorders, manage back pain resulting from daily activities, or as

How to Fix a Herniated Disc

How to Fix a Herniated Disc
A herniated disc, according to the National Institutes of Health, occurs when part of the spinal disc protrudes or is forced through a weakened park of the disc, placing pleasure on the nerves. This can occur at any location in the spine, but it is m

How to Ease Lower Back Pain While Sleeping

How to Ease Lower Back Pain While Sleeping
At one time or another, most of us will experience some sort of lower back pain. The causes are many and the pain can be quite extreme. Some people experience back pain while sleeping, but feel fine the rest of the time. This article will show you ho

How to Recover From a Herniated Disk

How to Recover From a Herniated Disk
Your spinal column is made up of vertebrae separated by cartilage-like disks that act as cushions and shock absorbers for your back. When an injury or a degenerative disease causes the disk to weaken or tear, the center of the disk pops out and compr

How to Treat an Inflamed Sciatic Nerve

How to Treat an Inflamed Sciatic Nerve
If you've ever had sciatica pain, you surely don't want to experience it again. An inflamed sciatic nerve can cause extreme pain beginning in your lower back and traveling down the back of your leg. For many people, the condition is debilitating, res
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