Posts tagged with ‘Low Back Pain Treatment’

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What Are Those Strange Looking Cups?

by Jessica Zerr
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“You want to put what on my back?” asks one of my patients interested, but confused. “A cup, I’m going to suction a glass cup to your skin.” Cupping is not a new concept. Yet again it’s something the Chinese developed thousands of years ago, but the western world is just starting to become acquainted with it. We’ve seen it on celebrities and athletes. They show up at events with round purple marks on their back as if an octopus has attacked them, but really it’s from cupping. What Is Cupping? Traditional cupping involves taking a glass cup (made specifically for this type of treatment), placing a flaming cotton ball in […]

Lower Back Pain – Maybe It’s Your Sacroiliac Joint?

by Jessica Zerr
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Low Back Pain is such a common complaint, but it is also a really broad term because there are so many different causes. So how do we determine the exact cause?  People may experience back pain for several different reasons such as tight muscles, decreased joint mobility, a herniated disc, an old injury and the list goes on. With the complexity of the lower back, let’s focus our attention on the sacroiliac (SI) joint. What is the Sacroiliac Joint? Those two dimples on your lower back, that’s your SI joint. It’s mostly responsible for providing us with stability, but the joint does have some mobility, which at times can be compromised. […]