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    Association states that as many as 30 million Americans suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. Many of these people live in the Seattle area. Typically, most people with low back pain will make an appointment with their family doctor, which often leads to a prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs. These are known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. These drugs can be helpful short-term, but they also come with a myriad of harmful side effects, such as upset stomachs and bleeding ulcers. For this reason and many others, people seek out lower back chiropractic care for drug-free pain relief. What is Lower Back Pain? Low back back is often described as a stabbing, aching, or throbbing pain. People generally assume they "moved" the wrong way, but in some cases, the cause can stem from years of poor posture or picking items up without bending the…

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    1. Introduction 1.1. Background and Epidemiology Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of disability affecting one’s performance at work and quality of life (Duthey 2013). LBP prevails in all ages especially the adult working population and approximately 80% of adults will experience an episode of LBP during their lifetime (Rubin 2007). Of which, the prevalence of chronic low back pain (CLBP) is 23% and 11-12% of the population are disabled by it (Airaksinen et al. 2006). 62% of people who…

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    Low Back Pain

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    neck and upper back discomfort. She also presented with a low back pain. According to the provider, to restore a normal function and increased the range of motion, continued exercise was suggested. On 11/14/2016, the claimant presented with a low back pain and neck soreness. It was noted that her upper back was much better. Neuromuscular exercises were recommended to further increase the range of motion and core stability. The claimant had a total of 6 completed sessions to date. The Report…

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    Low Back Pain Essay

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    Low back pain with radiculopathy is defined as pain and discomfort, localized below the costal margin and above the inferior gluteal folds, with leg pain. Acute low back pain is usually defined as the duration of an episode of low back pain persisting for less than 6 weeks; sub-acute low back pain as low back pain persisting between 6 and 12 weeks; chronic low back pain as low back pain persisting for 12 weeks or more. Recurrent low back pain is defined as a new episode after a symptom-free…

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    Chronic Low Back Pain

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    Although the literature is filled with information about the prevalence and incidence of back pain in general there is less information about chronic low back pain, partly because of lack of agreement about the definition. Chronic back pain sometimes is defined as back pain that lasts longer than 7-12 weeks. Others define is as pain that lasts beyond the expected period of healing, and acknowledge the chronic pain may not have well-defined underlying pathological causes. Others classify…

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    Living With Low Back Pain

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    If you've ever had to live with chronic low back pain, you KNOW how annoying it can be. It seems to permeate and affect every second of your day - and night! You can't sit still without feeling it, you can't move around without feeling it... until you get healthy again, life becomes a torment. Fortunately, lower back pain treatment options DO exist and you've come to the right place. There are many possible causes... before starting any sort of home treatment for severe back pain relief, you…

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    Low Back Pain Case Study

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    Low back pain (LBP) is cited as the second most common musculoskeletal problems for which treatment is sought by individuals. An estimated 90% of LBP reported in clinical practice is categorized as idiopathic or nonspecific, meaning that the underlying pathoanatomy is unclear (Walker, 2000). Spinal manipulation (SM) has been identified as efficacious treatment methods, especially for patients with nonspecific LBP (Slater, 2012). Early use of thrust manipulation among patients with LBP has been…

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    DOI: 5/2/2013. Patient is a 49 year-old female cleaner who sustained low back pain and right hand pain while compacting trash into a big trash can. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with bursitis of hip. As per medical report dated 4/11/16, patient complains of low back pain with associated leg pain. On physical examination, patient has tenderness of the greater trochanter upon bony palpation of the right hip. Soft tissue palpation on the right revealed tenderness of the supraspinous…

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    Patient is a 48-year-old female transaction processor who sustained injuries to her left side and back when she slipped and fell in the lunchroom. Per OMNI, she was diagnosed with low back strain, left sided low back pain with left sided and lower back injury. Based on the progress report dated 04/15/16 by Dr. Quesada, the patient complains of worsening mid/low back pain, rated as 8-9/10. She states that she has radiation going down her left leg to her knee. She states her symptoms increase…

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    In order to comprehend the exact implications of chronic low back pain (CLBP) amongst adults and how the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAMs) may assist in reducing the pain, one must also analyze the source towards this goal. The impact of CLBP on adults and their willingness to try CAMs need to be analyzed. Even though back pain is one of the most common chronic pain conditions that most adults suffer from, it is also one of the most poorly studied conditions (Rudy, Weiner,…

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