Is your pain due to adaptive shortening syndrome?

Is your back pain because of adaptive shortening syndrome? How to know if you have this type of condition, and what you can do about it. By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources If you often sit motionless (office, driving, screens) for hours at a time and have lower back problems, chances are you have it, and it is causing much of your pain. You may not feel [...]

Back Pain Statistics

The progression of back pain in the population and how much we are affected by it by Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources Common to almost everyone It is a very typical scenario for almost everyone.  It usually begins in the morning. Symptoms of tightness, stiffness and sometimes either and dull or sharp pain in the back. The symptoms occasionally happen or at the worst every night.  We [...]

Muscle Injuries and Lower Back Pain

Muscle Injuries that are involved with Lower Back Pain By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources The muscles of the lower back can undergo different forms of injury Two common injuries are: Strains and Contusions Strains occur when a muscle is pulled or extended beyond its tensile limits.  This happens by overstretching the muscle.  Muscles are also strained by forcing them to contract or remain contracted beyond it [...]

Pain When Standing

Does your back hurt when you are standing? By |Sherwin Nicholson - Research Scientist | SN Health Resources Lumbar pain when standing even for short periods of time can arise for many reasons.  The most common cause, however, is mechanical.  When it is mechanical, there is unbalanced support among your muscles, joints, and discs. The pain you feel is usually not discovered until many factors that affect the [...]

Lower Back Pain and Sitting

How Extended Periods of Sitting lead to Chronic Lower Back Pain and What You Should Do By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources This form of pain affects virtually everyone at least once in their lifetime.  It can have either a minor or profound effect on our lives and in our routine. We may experience some daily aches and pains which may only require rest.  Perhaps an occasional [...]

Back Pain When Working

Suffering from back pain at work? It's not your boss; it's your habits. Updated August 16, 2016 Take a 'stretch break' every 30 min for 1 min to reduce discomfort It is one of the most common causes of sick leave and hospitalizations from the work force.  When work days are lost due to back pain, it is not just for one or two days, but [...]

Hip Pain and Tight Hip Rotators

Hip muscle pain can be from your tight hip rotators Two simple exercises that help By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources Hip muscle pain that is felt deep within the buttock area can be a result of the specific muscles of the hip itself.  These muscles are known as the hip rotators. Hip rotators are responsible for the external rotation of the leg outwards and to the [...]

Types of Lower Back Pain

Types of Lower Back Pain that You Should Watch Out For By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources Lower back pain is very complex as well as finding the appropriate treatment for yourself.  This site is here to help you with back pain that is muscular in nature.  Below you will find a brief explanation of some types of lower back pain. Disc Pain Pain happens when there [...]

Back Pain While Driving

How you can relieve your back pain from driving By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources Why does my back hurt when I drive? Why does driving cause my back to become sore? Back pain while driving is one of the most common problems to affect everyone.  It doesn't take long before back pain occurs while you drive.  Even long before you get into the seat.  What is [...]

Natural Painkillers

Endorphins - When Your Body's Natural Painkillers Worsen Your Pain By Sherwin Nicholson | SN Health Resources Endorphins are your body's natural painkillers Produced by the central nervous system and the pituitary gland, these powerful neurotransmitters serve to block the transmission of pain signals to various areas of the body. The word endorphin means, endogenously (within the body) produced morphine (or morphine-like chemical). This very potent chemical interacts [...]

Concerns About Exercise to Relieve Lower Back Pain – Part 1

Worried About Exercise to Relieve Back Pain? Here is some advice on what to do Updated August 17, 2016 Gym exercises are not necessary to relieve back pain Avoiding Exercise as a Treatment for Lower Back Pain For many, the idea of exercising to relieve lower back pain is not welcoming to them.  There are many valid reasons for not wanting to consider exercise.  These reasons [...]

Concerns about Exercise to Relieve Lower Back Pain – Part 2

Concerns About Exercise for Lower Back Pain. Part 2 Updated August 18, 2016 There are many questions we have about exercising to relieve back pain For Part One, see "Worried About Exercise to Relieve Back Pain?" Many questions and concerns we have about the practice of exercise to relieve back pain are valid and should be respected. When someone is already suffering from pain, they are [...]