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Information and advice on specific back issues, from Richard Convery, creator of the Back for Life Program that has helped thousands of people recover from back pain.

Back Pain Trapped Nerve

Back Pain Trapped Nerve The human central nervous system makes the world’s most sophisticated computer look like an abacus. And like any sophisticated communications and

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Low Back Pain

By taking even a cursory glance at the human skeletal system, we quickly notice that the thickness of each vertebra increases as the spine descends.

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25 tips

25 TIPS FOR BACK FOR LIFE #1…..today’s tip, the first in a series of 25, is all about attitude in the realm of back pain

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis When we read what the medical world states about Ankylosing Spondylitis is it any wonder sufferers become distressed and are willing to embark

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Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis Stretch. After doing stretches 1-3, it is often advantageous, for those who are able, to do a piriformis stretch. Many people will not be

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Pillow Test

Pillow test Your pillow should support your head so that your spine is horizontal. The best way to test this is to have someone attach

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Quadriceps test

Quadriceps test. To do this you will need an assistant. It doesn’t matter which leg is done first as both legs will be tested. Lie

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Scapula Stretch

Scapula Sideways Stretch Gently raise one arm [say the right] directly above your head then slowly bend it at the elbow and place your finger

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Scheuermanns Disease 3 of 3

Scheuermanns Disease 3/3 Can we prevent this from occurring? Absolutely. Can we reverse the effects once theses problems have occurred? Absolutely. Can we reverse these

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Scheuermanns Disease

Scheuermanns Disease What is Scheuermann’s Disease? And, secondly and just as importantly, what causes Scheuermann’s Disease? The answer to the first question is relatively easy,

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Spinal traction

Spinal traction in water [Deep water running] An excellent way to traction the spine is either by inversion OR by utilising your body’s own weight

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Sciatica

Sciatica pain exercises To begin this article, I need to remind you of a general article I wrote recently on sciatica. In it, I discussed

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