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Spinal Decompression For Back Pain?

The lower back is a load bearing structure. In most cases, when you injure your spine it’s because your back has been unable to effectively deal with that load. This could be due to a one-off accident or months and years of poor habits that have gradually caused a dysfunction. This is often why it can take time to heal. Spinal decompression helps to undo some of that excess pressure. One of the barriers to recovery can be exercises that strengthen the body but put more pressure onto the spine.

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Should You Use Ice Or Heat For Back Pain? Hot Or Cold For Pain

If you’ve got any kind of back problem, whether it’s degenerative disc disease, a slipped, bulging or herniated disc or any other kind, these tips will be helpful for you. Many practitioners recommend using heat as it often feels good, but it’s likely to feel good regardless of whether you have pain or not there. A hot shower feels good for anyone, as does a hot bath.

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Leg Length Difference And Hip Pain | Leg Length Difference And Back Pain

A lot of people can be told through their osteopath or physiotherapist that they have one leg longer than the other. We do a lot of screenings here in the clinic so we’ll explain how we analyse leg length accurately, compared to others that are really not. Generally speaking, leg length can be measured commonly with you lying on a bench, using bone markers. The accuracy of this method can be poor as you’re going to be using bony landmarks in the hips down to the ankles. The average deviation in these methods can be up to ⅔ of an inch – which is a huge inaccuracy to make.

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