Back Pain

As you may have read in the news, Tiger Woods is recovering from a recent back surgery – his fourth back operation in the past few years (this one being a fusion). Once the greatest golfer in the world, Tiger had his first surgery in 2014, but since then, even after two more surgeries, has not been able to successfully return to the pro tour. No doubt he is hoping that this recent operation will eventually get him to a place where he can...
We’ve always known that the MELT Method helps relieve low back pain and that we feel better every time we MELT, but now we have actual scientific proof that MELT works! The MELT team and researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently finished a study that looked at the effect of MELT on people with chronic low back pain, both right away and after four weeks of MELT.
Why does pain exist? What causes it? How does it originate, and once it’s there, why does it sometimes come and go and sometimes it comes and stays? Are there different types of pain? Not just intensity but actually different reasons we sense it?
Do You Have Supple, Strong, Stable Cells? When I first learned about connective tissue, scientifically called fascia, I was told it was an “accessory tissue.” What does that even mean? Why would my body have any accessory item in it at all? It turns out there’s nothing accessory about fascia.
As I’ve said in trainings and even on TV, “Sometimes I like wearing high heels. I won’t give up my Jimmy Choos, but I don’t want to pay the price of vanity.” Research clearly shows that there are some seriously negative effects of wearing high heels daily. So whether you wear them every day or just for special occasions, there’s some cause and effect that you should consider if, like me, you are hell bent on not ditching your heels.
Cupping, taping, acupuncture, massage… anything for the competitive advantage, as seen quite visibly on Michael Phelps’ cupping marks in this year’s Olympic games. The world’s top men’s swimmer is one of the most well known elite athletes reaching to alternative therapies left and right. Other highly visible Olympians using unconventional performance boosters include beach volleyball players and their brightly colored physio-tape.
We all know someone who suffers from back pain. Please join us for an exciting day filled with lectures from Stanford pain experts and information on community resources, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art back pain treatments!
By Dr. Peter Abaci What do you do when your doctor diagnoses you with a herniated disc in your lower back? Well, first off don’t panic! How you approach this new piece of information has a lot to do with your particular clinical situation. For starters, think closely about where you feel your pain. Is it mostly in your lower back, or do you feel the most intense symptoms going down one leg?

PMS

This is Health Revolution Radio with Dr. Peter Abaci. Today's topic: PMS Guest speakers: Laurann Putnam and Carla Hernandez Photo courtesy of tipstimes.com/menstrual on flikr.com
Yoga for flexability
Beginners Yoga For Flexibility: Learn how to safely stretch your hips & lower back with Yoga! This full body flexibility stretch can also Heal pain you may be experiencing in your Hips, Lower Back, Upper Back, Abs, and full lower body. This, easy to follow, Instructional Yoga class is lead by Certified Yoga Instructor Lauren Bringle from Austin TX. This is a Beginners level instructional Yoga video.

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