Category: Back Pain

Screen for Nociplastic Pain–Central Sensitization Inventory

The central sensitization inventory (CSI) screens for symptoms related to sensitization or nociplastic pain   Signs of nociplastic pain 1. long-standing symptoms symptoms (> 3 months) 2. spread of symptoms beyond the boundary of the injury area 3. marked increased sensitivity to painful stimuli, and 4. non-pain symptoms that cause system-wide symptoms like severe fatigue…

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Lower Back Pain: Facet Joint Pain

Lower back pain arises from multiple areas in the back. Whiles many are familiar with back pain from injured discs, pain may also arise from small joints in the back called the facet joints. Facet joint pain is a cause of lower back pain that is frequently overlooked.

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Lower Back Pain: Pinched Nerves

  A disc herniation in the back is a common cause of lower back pain and pinched nerves. The pain often shoots down the leg and into the toes. The pain is from both nerve compression and inflammation. The symptoms are commonly described as painful numbness and tingling, as well as burning shooting down the…

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Low Back Pain–A Low Impact Exercise Program

Lower back pain is very common and increases in frequency with age. Many people start experiencing back pain in their 30’s and 40’s. Fortunately, exercise helps most people with back pain feel better. More specifically, functional exercise that includes core strengthening and stretching gets people back to the activities they enjoy.

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