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Back Pain May Not Be From Your Back

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Feb 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before you blame your aching back on your aching back, consider that some of that pain might have a completely different cause.  Among these are:

*       A misaligned pelvis or too-tight hips

*       A weak core.  Not having the proper strength in your stomach and back can cause all sorts of back problems.

*      An infection in the discs in your spine. New research from Denmark found that a large number of people with chronic back pain had an infection in their spines. A round of antibiotic treatment seemed to help.

*      Repetitive motions such as shoveling snow or swinging a golf club. 

*      Sitting too long. More and more researchers are telling us that sitting too many hours a day is as bad as smoking.

*       Too tight hamstrings. 

The good news in all this is that small changes in habit and lifestyle will correct almost all of these issues.  Properly done stretching and strengthening may be able to achieve as much as a surgeon every could.  If you have been sedentary for a long time, do not rush into an exercise program. But see if a little bit of gentle work on your hamstrings, hips, and abdominal muscles helps. The link below has videos of exercises you can try. 

7 Weird Reasons Your Back Hurts

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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