Category: Low back

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Two-thirds of herniated discs resolve on their own!

Too many people think that once you have a disc herniation (or disc bulge), that you’ve got it for life. Well, a recent meta-analysis (Zhong…

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Intervertebral discs are they jelly donuts?

A blog on the human intervertebral disc, movement, function, adaptation, degradation, degeneration, wedding photos, boiling frogs and Jelly Donut lies. This blog is on all…

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Nerve pain explained!

Many physios are confused about the definitions of nerve pain, and we don’t blame you. It can be confusing! This blog is meant to clear…

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Can MRI predict the future for low back pain patients?

A recent study sought to determine the extent to which degenerative disc changes in young low back pain patients predict progression of degenerative changes, disability,…

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Non-specific low back pain exists. You just don’t want to admit it

Non specific low back pain is often a diagnosis that clinicians might feel sheepish about. As if they have failed. As if acknowledging uncertainty is…

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Rapid response to a systematic review on spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain

A systematic review (1) on the benefits and harms of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for chronic low back pain (CLBP) was published in the British…

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Why we need to stop blaming the Transversus Abdominis for back pain

The idea of targeting interventions towards the deep core musculature such as the Transverse Abdominis (TvA) and Multifidus began back in the 90’s with work…

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Reconciling Spinal Flexion and Pain: We are all doomed to failure but perhaps it doesn’t matter

How is that for a title? A major concern of strength coaches, physiotherapists and other health care professionals is teaching people to NOT bend their…

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All you ever wanted to know about back pain

Both misunderstood and mismanaged, low back pain is a huge source of suffering for many people worldwide. Here’s the up-to-date knowledge on the condition and…

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