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Injured Back? End Lower Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Bulging Disc Pain Lower back pain-shoulder pain-myofascial pain-bulging disc & chronic back pain gone. Adam Heller explains Zero Pain Now process can even end injury pain. John Sarno’s research- cutting edge approach.

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5min foam rolling for low back pain.

Follow along with this video while you foam roll to reduce low back discomfort, tightness and muscle spasms and increase tissue quality, circulation and musculo-nervous system excitation.

Roll each position for 25 seconds and then take 5 seconds to switch to a new area.

1. Thoracic Spine (roll up to upper back to lower back; hug self while rolling)
2. Thoracic Spine Extension (start at mid-back, opposite of a crunch; curl down vs. crunch up )
3. Piriformis-Right (sit on right butt cheek on roller; cross right heel onto left knee, put right hand on floor behind you)
4. Piriformis-Left (same as #3, but opposite side)
5. Calf-Right (roll 1-leg only from knee to ankle, turn leg in and out)
6. Calf-Left (same as #5, but on opposite side)
7. Hip Flexor + Quadriceps-Right (roll from hip bone to knee bone of 1-leg; start with a few rolls at hip, then a few rolls of quad, then both. Turn leg in, out, middle; bend knee and do same).
8. Hip Flexor + Quadriceps-Left (same as #7)
9. Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) + Ilio-Tibio Band (IT-Band)-Right (roll thick band of tissue directly beneath pocket on pants or shorts; roll a few times then roll down entire side of leg all the way to the knee and then back up to the hip; this will be very uncomfortably; borderline painful; apply mild to moderate pressure)
10. Tensor Fascia Lata (TFL) + Ilio-Tibio Band (IT-Band)-Left (same as #9)

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Do you have Chronic Back Pain or Numbness in Legs? Learn about Microscopic Discectomy

Hello, my name is Sohrab Gollogly. I am an orthopedic spine surgeon in private practice at Monterey Spine and Joint, in beautiful Monterey, California

I am going to take a couple of minutes to describe, in general, an outpatient surgical procedure called a microscopic discectomy.

A microscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive microscopically assisted surgical procedure that is performed to alleviate severe back and leg pain that has not responded to other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, and possibly even spinal injections.

Because most people who have pain due to a herniated disk will get better without an operation, this surgical procedure is reserved only for people who have had pain for at least 6 weeks and who usually have such severe compression of the the nerve roots that they have numbness in legs and possibly even muscle weakness in their legs. The most common reason that we perform a microscopic discectomy is because the patient has a herniated disk in the lumbar spine.

This is an example of an MRI scan of a patient who has a large herniated disk in the lumbar spine at the L4/5 level. In this image we can clearly see how the herniated disk is bulging into the spinal canal and squeezing the nerve roots that travel down to the legs. If the patient who has this herniation has had severe pain for at least six weeks, if they have numbness or weakness in their legs, and if their pain has not responded to conservative care, then they are a candidate for a procedure that will surgically remove the bulging portion of the disk.

We perform these operations at an outpatient surgical center in Monterey, California called Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center. MPSC is located in the ryan ranch area of monterey and the center is a fully accredited outpatient surgical center that is a fantastic place to work. We choose to work at MPSC because we know that our patient’s receive excellent care there. The center takes most major forms of insurance and our staff will make sure that your operation is pre-approved by your insurance company prior to surgery. In general, outpatient surgical centers are a very cost effective place to have surgery performed.

On the day of the operation the patient is seen by the anesthesiologist in the pre-op holding area. An IV is started, the word “yes” is written on the patient’s back to indicate that that is the general area where the operation is going to be performed, and the patient is rolled back to the operating room. The anesthesiologist gives the patient a combination of medications to send them off to sleep in a smooth and gentle fashion, and a breathing tube is inserted for what we call a general anesthetic.

Once the patient is asleep we position the patient face down on a special table called a wilson frame. A general anesthetic — which is when the patient goes completely to sleep — is required for this operation because it would be nearly impossible to stay still in this position for the the hour and a half that is usually required to perform the procedure.

We use an intraoperative X-ray machine to take a picture of the spine to make sure that we are operating on the correct level. We also have the MRI scan in the room during the operation so that we can correlate what we see on the MRI scan with what we see during the procedure. We mark the level of the incision on the skin with a marker and then we use a special type of soap to sterilize the skin prior to surgery. This soap can leave a film on the skin after the operation which may take a few days or a week to wear off.

The patient is prepared for surgery in a series of steps that we call “prepped and draped in the standard surgical fashion” and this is what allows us to create a sterile field in which to operate. Local anesthetic is injected around the site of the incision to decrease post-operative pain, and a minimally invasive incision is made.

The area where the disk herniation is occurring is surgically exposed, the microscope is brought into the surgical field, a tiny keyhole opening is made into the spinal canal. The herniated portion of the disk is then removed with special surgical instruments.

How much of the disk is removed depends upon the size of the herniation and the amount of disk degeneration that has already occurred. If the patient is very young and the disk is otherwise quite healthy, we try to take out just the herniated portion of the disk. This is called a “fragmentectomy”. If the disk herniation is occurring in the setting of a significant amount of degeneration then sometimes we need to take out more of the disk material, a procedure called a “sub total discectomy.” We will go over your MRI scan with you in detail in advance of surgery and we will have the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your MRI findings and your disk herniation.

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Lower Back Pain Injury Rehab Therapy Exercises to Stop Back Pain in the Lumbar Spine Region

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These lower back pain relieving exercises will not only reduce back pain, but stop back pain, and even fix back pain for good by releasing the tight muscles around the hips that attach to the lower back, including the glutes, hamstrings, calves, IT band, hip flexors, piriformis (syndrome), and the sciatic nerve that causes sciatica. This DVD will also strengthen and tone the weak muscles of the stomach, obliques and base of the spine to help support a healthy lower back. The DVD, Healthy Lower Back Secrets by White Tiger Wellness Guru David Wicker goes beyond rehab from physical therapy to reveal 30 Minutes of the absolute clearest and easy to follow exercises to achieve and maintain a happy and healthy Lower Back for golf, tennis, weight lifting, swimming, baseball, football and daily life. Specifically made to be used with it’s companion DVD Healthy Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Secrets.
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My name is David Wicker, the founder of White Tiger Wellness and this is the story of how I put together the most effective low back pain relieving exercises on DVD to stop lower back discomfort in its tracks.

If your lower back discomfort is not severe and you are not suffering or hurt from an acute lower back injury and are otherwise in good health then follow along with this video clip below. If these exercises cannot be done with ease then tight hips are most likely contributing or even causing your low back issues and preventing recovery.

I fixed my lower back pain by doing this…

Many people fear that the ache in their lower back is caused by some sort of disease like appendicitis, kidney disease, kidney infection, bladder infection, pelvic infection, aneurysms, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, degenerative disk disease, fibromyalgia, or skeletal disease in the spine. But for most people out there with chronic low back pain and no clear diagnosis the actual cause of their lower back strain is simply the tight muscles around the hips that attach to the lower back.

This also produces lower back pain symptoms such as a low back pinch, or a lower back spasm and can even lead to disk herniation otherwise known as a bulging disk in the lumbar area of the spine region.

This happens because the muscles in and around your hips; such as the glutes, IT band, hip flexors, hamstrings, psoas, etc. are shortening whenever you are sitting; sitting in your car, sitting in front of your computer, or sitting in front of your television set. As these muscles shorten they begin to pull on the point of attachment causing strain in the lower back, hips, legs or rear end. What most people don’t realize is that by stretching their hips they can often eliminate back pain completely and make a full recovery!

This is just a small sample of how the DVD, Healthy Lower Back Secrets guides you step by step through a comprehensive three part program to help you fix your lower back pain. Part one will create spinal flexibility and generate blood flow to your hips and back as the perfect warm up. Part two will lengthen the tight muscles on the outside of your hips – as you saw in the video clip above. And Part three will lengthen the muscles on the inside of the hips as well as strengthen the muscles of your core; the stomach, obliques, and entire midsection not unlike Pilates or Yoga exercises which will also flatten and tone your stomach at the same time.

These three parts work together to bring you the absolute best lower back pain relief DVD available anywhere in the world. I guarantee that you will feel profound results the first time you try it – or return it for a free refund! The method on this DVD is both a rehab treatment similar to physical therapy as well as a method of prevention to prevent low back muscle strain in the first place. This method can be the missing link to other back pain management treatments such as heat & ice therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic and a key to avoiding back surgery. Get this DVD at

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