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How to Treat Low Back Pain

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  Low Back Pain     Paul Townley, Physiotherapist, Shows Some Techniques for Treating Back Pain     There are a number of muscles that may be implicated in low back pain: Deep spinal muscles (small) - multifidus Lumbar erector spinae Gluteus medius Hamstrings Rectus abdominis Quadratus lumborum Iliopsoas  Added to this hardware is the software that the brain uses to coordinate and sequence movement. The above-mentioned structures feed information to the brain in a constant stream, providing orientation (proprioception) as well as force and direction (velocity).  The brain then responds by organizing movement sequences in functional units. These functional units...

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Sacrum | SI Joint Massage Treatment - Sciatica

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  Sciatica typically occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disk or bone spur, but releasing muscle tension can often bring relief  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, beginning at the lower back, and running through the hips and buttocks down to each leg. In most cases, sciatica affects only one side of the body. Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. It is not a medical condition in and of itself.        Treating Sciatic Pain   Sciatica most...

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Treating the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

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  Latissimus Dorsi Muscle      A muscle this size, covering so much of the ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function     Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner      A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint. When the insertion of the latissimus dorsi is flexed, the...

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Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

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  Leg Muscle Anatomy Showing the TFL   Treating the Tensor Fasciae Latae - Stuart Hinds    The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscle plays a crucial role as it provides stability through the knee and pelvis   TFL trigger points are associated with a wide range of common hip and knee dysfunction are often encountered in a highly resistant form. Pain from these trigger points is often experienced at the level of the greater trochanter of the hip joint. The pain is almost always more intense when walking or running.     Stuart Hinds - Kinesio Taping for TFL Trigger Points...

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Treatment for Cervical and Thoracic Spondylosis

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Model of cervical spine showing spondylosis       Trigger points may have an impact on the development and severity of cervical spondylosis     Spondylosis is a medical term for both osteoarthritis of the spine and the general wear and tear that occurs in the joints and bones of the spine as people age The term can be used to describe degeneration in the neck—when this occurs it is referred to as cervical spondylosis. When it occurs in the middle back it is referred to as thoracic spondylosis.  Cervical Spondylosis The most common symptoms of cervical spondylosis are neck pain,...

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