What’s the Best Medicine for Back Pain?

While inversion tables and neck traction devices may be helpful when at your physical therapist or at home, you can’t exactly take them with you to the store, your kid’s little league game, or while commuting to work. All those other times (or even during those times) may require a more internal remedy, i.e. pain medication. There …

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Do Creams or Patches Help With Back Pain Relief?

One of the fastest methods for temporary back pain relief is using a topical application. Unlike OTC or prescription drugs, creams and patches may be applied directly to the target area and generally start working much quicker. They often have fewer side effects and may be applied easily. There are a few differences between using …

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Trigger Point Therapy Self-Massage – Part 1

This is a guest post written by Lenka Dresselhaus Restorative Massage located in Milwaukie, Oregon. More more info or to schedule an appointment, visit www.lenkadresselhaus.com. In this 3-part series, we’ll be exploring how you can help relieve upper & mid back, shoulder & rotator cuff, and low back & hip pain with a self-care technique known …

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Ultimate Guide to Inversion Therapy for Back Pain

There are many different treatments for back pain, including an increasing number of alternative methods. One of the more unusual treatment options which is becoming increasingly popular is a method known as inversion therapy. Inversion therapy is not for everyone, and you might find your children calling you Batman if you begin this form of …

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Best Wireless TENS Units for Discrete Pain Relief

While highly popular in the medical field, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) units are something of a mystery to the average person. These devices can be purchased at some drug and fitness stores, although the hospital-grade units are often harder to obtain for personal use. Small, portable wireless TENS units remove the biggest annoyance with …

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Best Back Traction Devices for Spinal Decompression at Home

During the day, gravity puts a lot of pressure on your spine, causing it to compress. This can lead to a number of short-term and long-term issues. Back traction (similar to cervical traction), is a form of non-surgical spinal decompression which is favored by many physical therapists and chiropractors. Spinal decompression works by slowly and …

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