Tag Archives: lower back

What is “Lumbago”?

When you first hear the word “lumbago”, it probably sounds more like a dance from your grandparents’ generation than a medical condition.  However, lumbago is actually a musculoskeletal disorder that is more commonly referred to as low back pain.  An estimated 80% of Americans suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, […]

High Heels and Your Back

While women have worn high heels for decades in the effort to look sexy, it is increasingly having a bad effect on their back, not to mention their knees and feet. Those pricey Manolo Blahniks may look great, but is the price your back pays really worth it? When you wear high heels, they throw […]

Chiropractic for Lower Back Pain

The five vertebrae in the lumbar region of the lower back are the largest and strongest in the spinal column. However, because the weight of the whole upper body rests upon the lower back, lumbar pain and stiffness is the single most common problem of the muscular and skeletal system, accounting for more sick days […]