What can I do to help the pulled muscle in my low back? A pulled muscle, no matter where it occurs, is just another name for a muscle strain. A muscle pull or strain occurs when all or an Continue reading 15 Ways to treat a pulled back muscle, reduce muscle spasms and relieve back pain
Disc degeneration: Part of aging process Degenerative disc disease is a somewhat deceptive term because it is not really a disease and it is frequently used interchangeably with “bulging disc”. This common problem of the spinal discs is absolutely not a Continue reading Degenerative disc disease: 11 things everyone should know
Hi Dr. Lumbago, I hope you have some answers for me. Sometimes I have pain in my lower back, and sometimes it goes down my butt and into the back part of my upper leg or thigh and ends about Continue reading A doctor explains how a pinched nerve in the back causes sciatica pain in the leg
Hello Doctor, My chronic bad back seems to respond best to an old fashioned heating pad. Do you have any suggestions about how to use an electric heating pad for best results? I have a tired old back that has Continue reading 7 Tips from a doctor about using a heating pad (and cold packs) for a bad low back
Everyone wants to know what causes low back pain, as though there was a single and simple answer. Here is a direct and honest to an email that asks this common question. Hi Doctor, Even though I am only 31 Continue reading Back pain doctor answers, “What causes low back pain?”
Low back pain can be relieved, improved or eliminated by making a few personal changes and using simple procedures that are outlined in this list of 29 tactics. Lower back pain is such a common complaint that chances are you Continue reading Back doctor discusses 29 important ways to relieve lower back pain
Hamstring stretches are almost always indicated for people who suffer from low back pain. Here is an interesting question from someone who wanted to know how doing hamstring stretches (located in the back part of the upper thigh) 0could help Continue reading How can hamstring stretches help my low back pain and sciatica?
Hamstring stretches for low back pain relief Lower back stretches and hamstring exercises for tight hamstring muscles Hamstring stretches, also known as hip stretches, are primarily used to reverse the negative effect of tight hamstring muscles on the lower back, Continue reading Hamstring stretches: Explained by Spinal Specialist with 40 years experience
Hello Doctor, I have been bothered a lot by pain in the center of my low back near the waistline with leg pain sometimes in both legs for the last few years. This problem acts up at strange times regardless Continue reading What do spinal stenosis and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” have in common?
There are many points of difference between bulging disc and herniated disc tissue. Here is an email that was sent to me wanting to know if two doctors who gave two different diagnoses are saying basically the same thing or Continue reading Pain is a big difference between bulging disc and herniated disc, here’s why