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Experiencing pins and needle in the feet, toes or legs? There can be many different causes of this problem that may be back pain related.
Inactivity and lack of stretching during the day can cause us to become a bit more tight and then use our back to bend over. Instead of hinging at...
There can be minimally invasive surgeries, which is something we’re more going to focus on. More invasive surgeries would be ones where hardware is...
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.
Back pain when lying down does bother a lot of people, you may feel different types of pain depending on the problem you have as well. The issues lie in the lumbar spine. A lot of us spend a lot of time sat down, you might nowadays be sat most of the day because you’re still working at home.
The piriformis sits on top of the sciatic nerve, although there are variations in your own anatomy that may be slightly different. That area is very well supported, there are lots of muscles that work in synergy to help our hip function effectively.
As we show in the video, you should have a maintained spinal curve as you squat down. You don’t want to be rounding the bottom or shifting out of alignment at any point during the squat. You need to brace your core throughout the whole process, if you lose it at any point then you need to re-engage before the next repetition.
Thank you for joining us for today’s livestream where we talked about what to do in the very first instances of back pain, when you’ve injured your back and you’re perhaps struggling to move or you’re in a lot of pain. It might also be a relapse for you if you’ve had this pain in the past but you’ve done something to re-aggravate it.
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.
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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