Muscular Back Pain – Causes and Treatments


Muscular Back Pain – Causes and Treatments

Majority of episodes of acute lower back pain are mainly caused by damage to the muscles and/or to the ligaments in the lower back area. Even though a muscle strain doesn’t sound like a serious injury, the resulting lower back pain can be surprisingly severe and is the cause of many emergency room visits each year.

There are two common types of lower back muscle strain:

  • A muscle strain happens when the muscle is over-stretched or torn, resulting in damage to the muscle fibers (also called a pulled muscle).
  • A lumbar sprain happens when ligaments are stretched too far or torn. Ligaments are very tough, fibrous connecting tissues that connect the muscles to the bones and joints.

For practical purposes, it doesn’t matter if it is a muscle strain or a ligament sprain that is causing the pain, since the treatment and prognosis for both are the same.

When the muscles or ligaments in the lower back are strained or torn, the area around the muscles will usually become inflamed. The inflammation leads to back spasm, and it’s the back spasm that can cause both severe lower back pain and difficulty moving.

It’s extremely important to be active and apply the right exercise plan when a muscle is over stretched or torn. Without the proper exercise the pain will only become worse!  Back muscle strains usually heal with time, with most healing within a few days and almost all resolving within 3 to 4 weeks. The large muscles in the low back have a great blood supply, which brings the necessary nutrients and proteins for healing to take place. If the lower back muscle pain is severe, you may be advised to rest, but no more than a few days.

Treatments for Back Muscles and/or Ligaments that are strain or torn:

The most common treatment is usually pain medication to help with the discomfort, Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, or possibly oral steroids, to reduce the local inflammation that is a cause of the pain. Muscle relaxants, to help with the pain and spasms. Massage, which can help promote blood flow in the lower back to help with healing, loosen tight lower back muscles. And the most important one Exercise, which is crucial! Applying the right exercises or a suitable exercise plan like Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems that helps strengthen the muscles that support your back and improves the flexibility of your spine and also teaches you how to improve your posture and reduce any future strain on your back. The techniques in this amazing back pain treatment also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are natural painkilling chemicals. The three main keys that you’ll find in this program to help with your lower back pain is Stretching for Back Pain Relief, Back Strengthening Exercises and Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise another important one for strain or torn muscles and ligaments is hamstring stretching which will help reduce and prevent muscular back pain from tightness and injury. The hamstring muscle runs through the back of each thigh. Tightness in this muscle limits motion in the pelvis which can strain the lower back. Regular hamstring stretching can gradually lengthen these muscles and reduce the stress felt in the lower back. I know muscular back pain can be very painful but if not treated the right way…even with torn ligaments can make it worse. Heal your muscular back pain for with the right exercise plan, Doctors Pain Relief Systems, designed for the back!!

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Sciatica Treatments-Cracking The Code for Sciatica

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Sciatica Treatments

Most cases of acute sciatica can be treated at home with painkillers. But do you really want to take painkillers that can cause harm to your organs. Sure, taking painkillers short term isn’t as harmful but long term and potentially for life, it can be seriously harmful to your organs. That’s why I can’t stress enough how important it is to try to remain as physically active as possible with persistent sciatica pain because this will reduce the severity of your symptoms. 

Applying the right exercises or a suitable exercise plan like Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems that will help strengthen the muscles that support your back and improve the flexibility of your spine and also teaches you how to improve your posture and reduce any future strain on your back. The techniques in this amazing back pain treatment also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are natural painkilling chemicals.

Risk Taking Painkillers.

Long-term use of painkillers can lead to dependence, even for people who are prescribed them to relieve a medical condition but eventually fall into the trap of abuse and addiction. In some cases, the dangers of painkillers don’t surface until it is too late. All drugs have real potential for harm. When abused alone, or taken with other drugs, prescription pain medications can kill you. And the death toll from misuse and abuse is rising steadily.

Prescription pain relievers, when used correctly and under a doctor’s supervision, are safe and can be effective. But abuse them, or mix them with illegal drugs or alcohol and you could wind up in the morgue. Even using prescription pain relievers with other prescription drugs (such as antidepressants) or over-the-counter medications (like cough syrups and antihistamines), can lead to life-threatening respiratory failure. Painkillers can also damage your liver, cause kidney problems and even heart problems.

Now, I have no reason to be against pain pills. They serve a very useful purpose. I’ve seen the affects of dependence on pain pills and it’s not pretty. I’ve seen families destroyed, lives destroyed. What I offer and recommend to those of you that suffer from back pain is natural back pain treatments. Not only is the treatment natural, it’s completely safe, backed by money back guarantees and proven to work.

Natural Back Pain Relief

This is exactly why it’s important to naturally get relief from back pain, I know it can be tough at first without a pain relievers, cause lets face it they do help. But ask yourself do you really want to rely on a pill that can cause a lot of problems or do something about it yourself and possibly end your pain for life!

Sciatica can be extremely painful, if left untreated it can cause havoc in your life, interfering with work, daily activities and family time. Sciatica can be treated without the use of painkillers, just like I explained to you before. Staying active and applying the right exercises can help extremely well.

Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is the name given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from the back of your pelvis, through your buttocks, and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet. When something compresses or irritates the sciatic nerve, it can cause a pain that radiates out from your lower back and travels down your leg to your calf. It may feel like a bad leg cramp that lasts for days.

Sciatic pain can range from being mild to very painful. If you apply the right exercise plan for your back pain condition, you’ll see a huge difference in your pain. Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is by far one of the best Sciatica Treatments on the market, with great results and a award winning exercise plan that will strengthen the muscles that support your back, improve the flexibility of your spine, teach you how to improve your posture and reduce any future strain on your back which are all key treatments for Sciatica to help relief the pain. 

The techniques of this amazing back pain treatment also stimulates the production of endorphins, which are natural painkilling chemicals. Dr. Jason Hurst is the creator of Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems and he has introduced this treatment to all his patients at all three of his facilities. And almost each one had great results and had a smooth recovery, but like anything else you have to be determined and willing to put in the work. We believe in this back pain treatment and we know it’ll help you with your Sciatica Pain. It’s designed to help with all common causes of back pain including the most common cause, Sciatica. To Learn More Go To Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems.

Back Pain – How to Prevent and Get Relief!


Back Pain – How to Prevent and Get Relief!

Your probably here because your suffering from back pain or you want to learn more about how to prevent it. Don’t be or become a victim of back pain. If your dealing with back pain or want to learn how to prevent back pain your in the right place. Cause here at Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems YOU come first. We want to give you all the resources that you need to help you become pain free and also to help you with your overall health! So in this article we are going to give you some pointers on how to prevent this awful illness, yes it’s an illness that affects nearly more than 26 million Americans who experience frequent back pain, and “approximately 80 percent of the population will have back pain at one time or another. It’s annoying, aggravating and gets in the way of being able to enjoy your life and daily activities. We have pain relief systems that have seen great results and also have been featured on ABC and NBC. We are here to help you so you can live a pain free life, that you deserve.

Protect your Back, Choices you make every day can help you prevent back pain. Just by lifting objects correctly, sitting properly in a chair at work, and seeking early treatment are all the steps you can take to protect your back. You can do a lot to prevent back pain from happening to you. Paying attention to ergonomics and understanding how your body fits and moves with and around furnishings such as desks and chairs at home and work is important, just like taking care of your body on a daily basis. Use caution when exercising or engaging in other physical activities, such as raking leaves, shoveling snow, and moving boxes. However fit you may feel don’t get to rushed to complete a task, pushing your body to do just one more thing when you are starting to feel fatigued can also result in back pain. Take a break! I promise it’ll still be there when you get back.

Lift Objects the Right Way

The most common cause of back pain is a strain, when your bending and twisting and trying to lift something, you’ll hear a tear or pull a muscle. Objects that weigh more than 20 pounds require special lifting techniques to prevent back pain. Here is some pointers to help you prevent a strain.
  • Hold objects properly. When holding the item you have, be sure to just pick it up squarely in front of and close to you, with your knees slightly bent for balance.
  • No twisting! Just as you can hurt yourself if you twist while lifting an object, you can cause back pain if you twist your body to move the item you just picked up. If you need to move an item from one side of you to another, do not twist to do so. Instead, move your feet and then slowly turn your entire body to face that direction, then put the object down.
  • Use your legs. Bend at the knees into a semi crouch position with your back straight, then grasp the object you want to lift and use your leg muscles to lift straight up. Keep your torso and head facing forward. Many people bend over at the waist and try to use their arms or backs to lift an item, leading to back pain. Be sure to use your legs if you need to put the item back down again.
  • Get help. If an object seems like it would be just too heavy or bulky for you to safely lift alone or you’re getting tired, ask for help before you try. It’s always good to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to back pain.

Adjust Your Driving Posture

Sitting improperly in the car can hurt your back. You can prevent back pain while driving and riding as a passenger by:

  • Sitting correctly. Adjust your car seat so that you have proper lower back support (or place a rolled towel or pillow behind your back) and your legs are slightly raised. Face forward.
  • Use your seatbelt. Seatbelts prevent back injury, even in a minor wreck. Make sure you wear your seatbelt properly, with the lap and chest belts fitting snugly across your body. Pregnant women should make sure the lap belt fits perfectly under their bellies. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 40,000 nonfatal injuries (including back injuries) could be prevented each year if nearly all adults wore their seat belts when driving.

Change the Way You Sit in a Chair

Many people spend all day sitting at a desk and in their cars, and they can develop back pain because they aren’t sitting correctly. These tips can help you get more out of your chair 

  • Sit upright. For optimal back health, sit upright but relaxed with a slight, not slouched, arch to your back. Trust me I know how easy it can be to break that slouching habit. Your use to it, I have the same problem, but I assure you if you apply all of these tips you’ll feel better.
  • Straighten your head and shoulders. Keep your head and shoulders upright and facing straight ahead, Limit the amount of twisting and turning around that you do from your chair.
  • Support your feet. If you are going to sit for a while, use a footrest. it actually works wonders.
  • Lower or raise your desk. Keep your desk or keyboard at the correct height and distance from your body, so that you are not forced to lean forward.
  • Support the lower back. You will need some support for your lower back. Desk chairs designed with ergonomics in mind often have lower back support built in, otherwise you can use a rolled up towel, jacket, or pillow.
  • Take breaks. Give your back a break, get up every hour or so to stretch and move around. Place your hands on your lower back and arch slightly for a nice back stretch.

Staying active helps reduce your risk of back pain just by:

Strengthening the back. Strengthen your core muscles to support your back. Include exercises that build abdominal and back muscles, like the exercises found in Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems.

Stretch. Learn specific exercises that will help ease tension in your back.

Controlling weight. Keeping your weight within a healthy range, limits the strain additional pounds can put on your back.

Maintaining overall fitness. Keep your musculoskeletal system strong and in its best shape.

Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is your answer to back pain relief. It’s designed to strengthen and build your muscles that support your back and spine. It also helps control your weight, gives you exercises that’s also designed to stretch and ease the tension. We’ve also taken the 3 most common postural imbalances and created individual plans for each imbalance. So whatever your specific postural imbalance is you’ll now have an exact Blueprint to follow that’ll help eliminate your pain, not just temporarily but possibly forever! Don’t worry you’ll be taught to identify which imbalance you have. Many people have said this is their favorite part of the entire program because they finally know WHY they have been in pain for so long. Understanding this simple key can be very liberating! If your seeking relief from your back pain, take a moment to learn more about our pain relief systems. I promise we’ll make it worth your time. Also be sure to apply the tips on how to prevent back pain from happening to you. Trust me, if you’ve never dealt with back pain before, I highly recommend you take care of yourself and be careful. You do not want to have to go through back pain. 

Degenerative Disc Disease – Great Facts and Treatments


Degenerative Disc Disease – Great Facts and Treatments

Degenerative disc disease is one of the top five most common causes of low back pain and neck pain, and also one of the most misunderstood diagnosis.

For a patient who is new to , common questions often include:

  • If I have pain from degenerative disc disease in my thirties, how much worse will it become with age?
  • Will the degenerative disc disease become a crippling condition? Will I end up in a wheelchair?
  • Should I restrict my activities? Can I still play sports?
  • Will the disease spread to other parts of the spine?
  • Will the degenerated disc(s) cause any permanent damage?
  • What can I do to reduce the symptoms from a degenerated disc?
  • Is surgery inevitable?

The most common symptom of Degenerative disc disease is pain and possibly radiating weakness or numbness stemming from a degenerated disc in the spine. While this may sound simple, many patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease are left wondering exactly what this diagnosis means for them.

What you should know!


Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones also known as vertebrae, that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spine, allowing it to flex, bend, and twist. Degenerative disc disease can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back lumbar region and the neck cervical region.

  • The changes in the discs can result in back or neck pain and/or:
  • Osteoarthritis, the breakdown of the tissue cartilage that protects and cushions joints.
  • Herniated disc, an abnormal bulge or a breaking open of a spinal disc.
  • Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the spinal canal, the open space in the spine that holds the spinal cord.

These conditions may put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, leading to pain and possibly affecting nerve function.

What causes degenerative disc disease?

As we age our spinal discs break down or degenerate which may result in degenerative disc disease.

These age-related changes include:

  • The loss of fluid in your discs. This reduces the ability of the discs to act as shock absorbers and makes them less flexible. Loss of fluid also makes the disc thinner and narrows the distance between the vertebrae.
  • Tiny tears or cracks in the outer layer annulus or capsule of the disc. The jellylike material inside the disc nucleus may be forced out through the tears or cracks in the capsule, which causes the disc to bulge, break open rupture, or break into fragments.

These changes are more likely to occur in people who smoke cigarettes and do heavy physical work such as repeated heavy lifting. People who are obese are also more likely to have symptoms of degenerative disc disease.

A sudden acute injury leading to a herniated disc such as a fall may also begin the degeneration process. As the space between the vertebrae gets smaller, there is less padding between them, and the spine becomes less stable. The body reacts to this by constructing bony growths called bone spurs osteophytes. Bone spurs put pressure on the spinal nerve roots or spinal cord, resulting in pain and affecting the nerve function.

The Right Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

Usually the goals of treatment for degenerative disc diseases are to rest and immobilize the area affected. This is done to give the soft tissues sufficient time to heal, as well as to decrease the inflammation in the supporting tissues and the affected nerve roots. Degenerative disc disease can be successfully treated with conservative, meaning non-surgical care consisting of medication to control inflammation and pain, steroid medications delivered either orally or through an epidural injections and physical therapy and exercise. Surgery is only considered when patients have not achieved relief over six months of nonsurgical care and are significantly constrained in performing everyday activities.

What you should know is the right DDD treatment is essential to relieving the pain of degenerative disc disease and is part of almost every treatment program for degenerative disc disease. Our degenerative disc disease treatment (Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems) has several great components like – Hamstring stretching, since tightness in the hamstring muscles down the back of the thigh can increase the stress on the back and make the pain caused by a degenerative disc worse. Hamstring stretching is always recommended to help relieve the pain and pressure. Back strengthening, where patients are taught to find their ‘natural spine,’ the position in which they feel most comfortable, and to maintain that position. Low-impact aerobic conditioning (such as walking, swimming, biking) to ensure adequate flow of nutrients and blood to spine structures, and relieve pressure on the discs. While it is common for patients to want to rest when the pain flares up, it is usually not advisable to rest for more than a day or two. I know it can be extremely uncomfortable to be active when dealing with this disease but I assure you it’ll get better with time. Stay active and keep great posture and I recommend Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems to strengthen, condition and relieve pressure on the discs and nerves that causes your DDD to flare up!

What Is Low Back Pain

Solutions To Low Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common types of back pain conditions. Low back pain is more common because the lower back is more mobile and flexible then the middle and upper back. The lower back also bears the weight of the entire upper back. Your low back is always under strain due to this. Both are why lower back pain is more common.

What Is Considered Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is pain between the bottom of the ribs to the area just underneath your buttocks. It may or may not be accompanied by leg pain, or sciatica. In about 10 percent of cases, doctors can diagnose a specific reason for the pain. The other 90 percent of low back pain cases are known as non-specific low back pain, because doctors can’t definitively say what causes it. Although we know more about back pain and chronic back pain conditions, we’re still learning which treatments are effective. Another reason for this is the fact that pain affects everyone differently.

Lower Back Pain Facts

It’s estimated that around 15 percent of adults experience low back pain at any given moment. Lower back pain can be both acute or chronic. Acute low back pain refer to lower back pain that last no longer then 3 months. Chronic low back pain refers to lower back pain that last 3 months or longer. Nearly 80 percent of you will have low back pain sometime in their life.

For the United States, lower back pain is collectively one of the most expensive disorders that medical doctors treat. Costs run in the billions of dollars each year. Most of the expense is due to lost work days, but the cost of diagnosis and treatments are also significant factors in the equation. This is one of the main reasons that I suggest our natural back pain treatment. Not only is our back pain treatment effective on back pain, it can save you tens of thousands of dollars in medical cost. It changes your life financially and physically.

Lower Back Pain Can Be Serious

In most cases, patients with low back pain will have pain in other areas of their body as well. A patient might have headaches, pain in the legs or arms, or other places. This type of pain is called widespread pain. Generally, back pain patients with widespread pain do worse than those whose low back pain is confined to the area described above. For these people, treatment may emphasize the management of pain, including pain reduction, preventing disability that comes with a chronic condition, and getting back into full participation in work and play.

A lot of back pain patients have no idea about the seriousness of their condition. Your back pain can leave you disabled if left untreated. Granted, this only happens and would be considered to be rare, but it can happen. This is a risk factor of low back pain and back pain in general. Not only can low back pain cause such issues, it can also cause other medical conditions that will effect your back and prolong your lower back pain.

Yes, low back pain and back pain can be tricky to diagnose, the same can be said with chronic back pain. If your being told that your back pain will go away on its own, you may want to get a second opinion. While I don’t know the exact estimates, I do know that many of my patients had reoccurring back pain. Most of them that had back pain before ended up having back pain again. I also know patients that can’t afford to get back pain treatment and it’s truly disturbing. Don’t worry though, there’s a solution, one that is proven to work. The answer is our natural back pain treatment. The last thing that I want is for you to continue to suffer and struggle with your back pain. I was hurt in my early twenties and dealt with chronic back pain for more then a decade. I’ve walked your shoes, I’ve said it time and time again.

Lower Back Pain Treatment

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Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain



Sciatica – Say Goodbye To Sciatica Pain

As many as 40% of people will get Sciatica, or irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in their life. The most common symptom from Sciatica is pain. Most people describe a deep, severe pain that starts low on one side of the back and then shoots down the buttock and the leg with certain movements. Sciatica can also cause hip pain. The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing. In most people, the pain gets worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing, or a hard bowel movement. Bending backward can also make the pain worse. You may also notice a weakness in your leg or foot, along with the pain. The weakness may become so bad you can’t move your foot.

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the Sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. This nerve comes from either side of the lower spine and travels through the pelvis and buttocks. Then the nerve passes along the back of each upper leg before it divides at the knee into branches that go to the feet. Anything that puts pressure on or irritates this nerve can cause pain that shoots down the back of one buttock or thigh. The sensation of pain can vary widely. Sciatica may feel like a mild ache; a sharp, burning sensation; or extreme discomfort. Sciatica can also cause feelings of numbness, weakness, and tingling. Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Other Common symptoms of Sciatica include:

  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the Sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from Sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the Sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, and has the potential to get worse.

The Causes of Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.

Other common causes of Sciatica include:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)
  • Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • and even Pregnancy

Other things that may make your back pain worse include being overweight, not exercising regularly, wearing high heels, or sleeping on a mattress that is too soft, yeah you heard that right, a mattress that is too soft can cause your back to hurt!

Treatment for Sciatic pain ranges from hot and cold packs and medications to exercises and complementary and alternative remedies. While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise is usually better for relieving Sciatic pain than bed rest. Patients may rest for a day or two after their Sciatic pain flares up, but after that time period, inactivity will usually make the pain worse. Without exercise and movement, the back muscles and spinal structures become deconditioned and less able to support the back.

The deconditioning and weakening can lead to back injury and strain, which causes additional pain. In addition, active exercise is also important for the health of the spinal discs. Movement helps exchange nutrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy and prevent pressure on the Sciatic nerve. Caring for Sciatica should be considered part of one’s daily living, not just something to add to the routine at the end of the day. In addition to an exercise routine, patients with Sciatica should minimize everyday stress on the lower back, including using appropriate ergonomics while lifting, maintaining good posture, making sure the lower back is supported while sitting, and avoiding sitting or standing for long periods of time.

We Recommend Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems, which is one of the best treatments for helping and relieving Sciatica. Which is a specific, controlled, progressive exercise program and back treatment that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatic pain. The specific Sciatica exercises serve two main purposes:

  • Reduces the sciatic pain in the near term
  • Provides conditioning to help prevent future recurrences of the pain

If your dealing with Sciatica and have tried countless of exercises, home remedies, medications and treatments, and nothing seems to help. Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems is the one system that is tailored around the underlying cause of the Sciatica and back pain. It’ll strengthen the abdominal and back muscles in order to provide more support for the back. Stretching exercises for Sciatica target muscles that cause pain when they are tight and inflexible. When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, they can recover more quickly from a flare up of Sciatica and are less likely to experience future episodes of pain. Learn More about Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems!

Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!


Back Pain Treatments and Facts You Must Know!

Back pain is a common health issue today that affects at least eight out of 10 people. It’s a prevalent problem among Americans. In fact, statistics from the American Chiropractic Association reveal that at least 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given time.

The ACA report also says that:

  • One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, it is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office (next to upper-respiratory infections).
  • As many as 75 to 85 percent of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. In most cases, this pain is mechanical in nature – it is NOT caused by a serious medical condition, such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.

Chronic back pain has become such a debilitating problem – and it’s costly, too. According to the ACA, Americans spend at least 50 billion dollars each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs! I cannot stress enough that preventing or treating disease is possible without the intervention of medications. The same is true for back pain. You only need to address the root cause of the problem by changing your lifestyle and the way you eat and move. 

Conventional health care practitioners are quick to prescribe medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, and even opioids for chronic pain. But even if these medications can provide immediate back pain relief, their effect is only temporary – the pain will come back sooner or later and in some cases will cause hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain!

What’s more, medications touted to provide back pain relief are saddled with severe side effects. For example, NSAIDs, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market, not only put you at a two- to four-fold higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, but may also cause:

  • Severe gastrointestinal problems, like digestive tract bleeding
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Kidney problems

Be mindful that these life-threatening side effects of painkillers are not restricted to prescription NSAIDs like Celebrex, but may also come from over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Advil, and Motrin. Opioid painkillers like OxyContin, which are also commonly prescribed for back pain relief, also have a highly addictive nature. In fact, opioids are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs today, and are a leading contributor to the increasing rates of fatal prescription drug overdoses. This is why back pain is now one of the primary reasons why so many American adults get addicted to painkillers.

The bottom line is that painkillers always come with risks. Unfortunately, if you consult your conventional physician about your chronic back pain, he will often prescribe a long-term treatment plan that may include anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants and possibly other types of pain medication or even anti-seizure drugs – a poisonous chemical cocktail that will put your health at severe risk!

If you are already suffering from chronic back pain or pain of any kind, you should understand that there are many safe and effective alternatives than prescription and over-the-counter painkillers, though they may require some patience. As a chiropractor I can assure you one of the best tactics to help treat back pain is to see a qualified chiropractor. Chiropractor Physiology puts great emphasis on your body’s innate healing wisdom and does not rely on “Band-Aids” like drugs and surgery. 

The problem is that a lot of people ignore chiropractic care, thinking that it’s just “pushing bones into place.” However, there’s a whole lot more to chiropractic care. In fact, one of the basic foundations of this health system is “vitalism” – recognizing that the human body has an innate healing intelligence or ‘life force’ that guides and directs your body’s healing process. Qualified chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians are reliable, as they have received extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal disorders during their course of graduate healthcare training, which lasts between four to six years. These health experts have comprehensive training in musculoskeletal management.

Many studies have confirmed that chiropractic management is much safer and less expensive than allopathic medical treatments, especially when used for low-back pain treatment. What’s more, researchers have also found that chiropractic adjustments may affect the chemistry of biological processes on a cellular level. Chiropractic care can affect the basic physiological processes that profoundly influence oxidative stress, immune function and DNA repair. This means that aside from addressing any immediate spinal misalignment that might cause back pain, chiropractic care can also help address, prevent and treat deeper dysfunctions in your body. If you live in Richmond, Virginia or outside the area. I recommend taking a trip to Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions. For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available. Dr. Hurst has developed his own treatment protocol, Laser Vibe Therapy.  Through the use of Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, Whole Body Vibration Therapy, and a specific stretching and exercise protocol that he developed for his patients.

Dr. Hurst is seeing results with his patients that are typically unheard of. Many of his patients are those who have been referred back and forth over the years from doctor to doctor without getting any real relief.  Even with the odds stacked against him… Dr. Hurst is still getting over a 90% success rate with patients getting relief in just the first visit! You can also purchase his amazing Doctors Pain Relief Systems which is all Natural and Effective! It has exercises that helps strengthen the muscles of your spine. Exercises that are simple but powerful structural movements that help strengthen and realign your body posture and address the root cause of lower back pain, which is related to weakness and imbalance among your posterior chain of muscles that are caused by a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting. It focuses on your core – the part of your body connected to your pelvis, whether above or below it. These include your hamstrings, gluts, and adductor muscles. It teaches all these muscles to work together through integrated chains of movement, which is how you’re structurally designed to move. Every exercise included lengthens the front of your body, which is over-tightened, and strengthens the back of your body, helping you stand tall and move with grace and flexibility.

This is your opportunity to final find a solution for your back pain. End your journey today with Dr. Hurst and his caring staff. No more medications, no more physical therapy and no more monthly payments and thousands of dollars down the drain. Find out why Doctor’s Back Pain System is different from all back treatments on the market.

Yoga – Giving You Sciatica Relief!


Yoga – Giving You Sciatica Relief!

Are you dealing with shooting pains or numbness from Sciatica? Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica is due to compression and inflammation of the spinal nerves. A sharp pain radiates from the lower back to the leg and foot in a pattern determined by the nerve that is affected. It feels like an electric shock and increases with standing or walking. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating.

Yoga can reduce the pain of Sciatica without meds. BELOW are Five of the best Yoga Poses that can help Sciatica and most common Back Pain! When doing Yoga, be sure to listen to your body. If a pose causes shooting pain, don’t do it. Yoga should never hurt. It can at times be challenging, but yoga should never hurt. The goal is to strengthen the area around the nerve without causing pain in the least invasive way possible. Start with some deep ujjayi breathing. Holding our breath tightens the muscles and if we fear pain, we’re even tighter. In order to allow the muscles around the lower back to soften, start by connecting with your breath this will release the fear that’s associated with the sharp pains of sciatica.

Note: Sciatica pain has the potential to get worse. Seek immediate medical attention if you have progressive lower extremity weakness, numbness in the upper thighs, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.

Reminder, while doing Yoga relax and let Yoga do it’s job, releasing all the stress and help with your pain.



1.  Bridge pose.  Sciatica is often caused by tight hip flexors (from sitting too long), which “turn off” the large gluteal muscles.  This is a concept called Reciprocal Inhibition, and it’s one factor that starts a cascade of reactions and compensations leading to the final injury pattern. Restore strength to the gluteus Maximus by doing 3 sets of bridge pose lifts, holding for 5 breaths each.  Too easy?  Alternately lift one foot at a time off the ground while you maintain the lift.  



2.  Runner’s lunge (dropped knee).  Stretch out those pesky hip flexors with this variation of runner’s lunge. Shift your body weight forward, and increase the stretch through the front of your rear thigh by scooping your pelvis under and up (posterior pelvic tilt).Check that your front knee is aligned over your front ankle; if it’s travelled too far forward in order for you to feel that stretch in the rear leg, scoot your rear knee back a few inches and re-do the stretch. Holding a static stretch like this for 30 seconds is long enough to allow for muscle relaxation and restoration of the normal muscle length.
3.  Warrior 3. This pose challenges your balance and increases glute strength on the standing leg. When you raise your right leg, your right hip should stay even with your left (don’t allow it to turn up toward the sky!). Spinning your right foot such that your toes point to the floor can help guide you into the correct alignment. Arms can reach forward, or rest your hands on your hips if the full version is causing your form to collapse.

4.  Pigeon pose (or Figure 4 stretch). Pigeon pose allows for deep relaxation and stretching of the gluteal muscles, specifically the deep external rotators.  NOTE: If you have an entrapment of the sciatic nerve at the piriformis or at one of the lesser recognized external rotators, this stretch may actually aggravate your sciatica, and should be avoided until you’ve visited an Oakland sports chiropractor who specializes in sciatica. Non-surgical treatments such as Active Release Techniques (ART) are performed by specially trained Oakland chiropractors, and can reduce this nerve entrapment. Figure 4 stretch is an alternate version of pigeon that may be performed lying on your back, and which is often less strenuous on the knee joints. With bent knees and soles of feet on mat, cross your right ankle over your left knee. Thread your hands through and grasp the back of your left thigh. Guide that thigh into your chest to deepen the stretch. Dorsiflex both of your ankles to protect your knees!

5.  Frog stretch. Frog movements help restore internal rotation to tight hips. The trick to frog pose is to have adequate padding for your knees, so grab a blanket or an extra yoga mat. From an all-fours position, spread your knees as wide as you can, shins and feet in line with your knees. Lean forward onto your forearms, and then shift your weight forward and back and work into any tight spots you find. Go slowly and gently, and only stretch into the range that feels comfortable and safe.

Chronic Back Pain Treatments For 65 Years And Older

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Chronic Back Pain Treatments For 65 Years And Older

Chronic back pain is a condition that is affecting more and more older men and women. With rising medical cost and more patients being diagnosed with chronic back pain, many are finding it difficult to seek help. One company continues to make a difference in 65 year old patients and older, Integrative Health. If your 65 or older and you live in the state of Virginia, Integrative Health can help.

Dear Chronic Pain Sufferer, There is a very good reason why thousands of former chronic pain sufferers are calling non-surgical Laser-Vibe™ Therapy the “Eighth wonder of the world.” This amazing new medical breakthrough is responsible for “cracking the chronic pain code.” Many previously tried everything and were thought to be hopeless cases. So many people who were told by other doctors that… “We’ve done all we can do for you… you’re just going to have to live with the pain,”… are now PAIN FREE!… You gotta ask yourself… Wouldn’t it be great if “I” was finally PAIN FREE! Keep reading below to see how you can experience for yourself exactly what our Laser-Vibe™ Therapy can do for you. Best of all… YOU ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR FIRST 2 VISITS, INCLUDING TREATEMENT, ABSOLUTELY FREE!…


We Are Not Medicaid Providers

Are you in pain? Is someone you love in pain?  Have you tried everything under the sun to get rid of your pain with little or no success?  Well, keep reading, because you are going to learn about a new treatment protocol that is truly phenomenal!

Hello, my name is Dr. Jason Hurst.  Dr. Kim and I have been helping patients get out of pain for many years now.  When other doctors would simply just try to refer these patients out to someone else… when other doctors said they couldn’t help… we raised our hands and said we will help you.


For years now, our primary focus has been using our state of the art Class IV Lasers, and Spinal Decompression.  Those modalities, along with our specific physical therapy protocol, we have helped thousands of people regain their life again.  Patients often come back in tears of joy because we have finally helped them get rid of their chronic pain.


This treatment continues to be so successful because we don’t just have the lasers in our office and use them on just some of our patients … over 90% of our patients utilize our specific protocol for advanced healing and faster recovery times, because our only focus is on chronic pain cases.

But hold on…

Because it is about to get even better! 

We are constantly researching what the best treatment modalities are, and we have recently added WBV to our arsenal of pain destroying therapies.  The combination of Class IV Laser Therapy and WBV makes it almost unfair how quickly we can help you eliminate your pain…


So what in the world is WBV?

Combining Class IV Laser Therapy with

Whole Body Vibration Therapy (WBV)!

LaserVibe TherapyOur Laser-Vibe Therapy protocol helps in many ways.  The lasers deliver deep, soothing, long lasting pain relief to the area being treated, while the WBV platform builds strength and balance like never before.

The results of Class IV Laser therapy are…

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased blood flow to the damaged tissues
  • Faster recovery times
  • Removes non-essential waste from the body

The results of Whole Body Vibration are…

  • Increased tone in postural muscles
  • Improved bone density
  • Improved balance and flexibility
  • Increased strength
  • Improved circulation of blood and lymph fluid
  • Injury prevention
  • Assists in weight loss

More Results in Less Time!

Not only will you finally have a chance to get rid of your pain once and for all… you will also be able to get the equivalent of a 1 hour workout at the gym completed in only 10 minutes!  Without having to over-exert yourself!  So regardless of your pain, your weight, or how out of shape you are… you can finally take back total control of your health without the dangerous side-effects of drugs, meningitis causing injections, or painful surgery!

We Can Help If You Are Suffering From One Or More Of These Conditions… Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc Degenerative Disc Disease Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Neck Pain, Migraines, Headaches Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Arm, or Leg Pain












2 Free Treatments Just for Calling Our Office!


Make sure to tell our staff that you are calling because you saw our website!

Located in the heart of Midlothian, VA, the leading health professionals at INTEGRATIVE HEALTH are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — Dr. Jason Hurst & Dr. Jackye Kim are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by always staying on the cutting edge of pain relief management.  You can be sure to get the most current and most extensive care available.  Live Pain Free Virginia!

Dr. Jason Hurst & Dr. Jackye Kim

Call to see if you qualify to receive your FIRST 2 TREATMENTS ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE!  Utilizing our Laser-Vibe™  Therapy Protocol. 

*Free visits are for chronic pain conditions only.*  You will receive a consultation, examination, X-Rays if necessary, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, Spinal Decompression Therapy, and Whole Body Vibration Therapy. (Services received will be determined by the doctors after your consultation and examination.)

**Free Visits do not apply to Chiropractic Adjustments or Acupuncture.**


We Are Not Medicaid Providers

Call the office for details.  Make sure to ask if you qualify to receive your FIRST 2 TREATMENTS ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Understanding Back Pain – Causes & Treatments


Understanding Back Pain – Causes & Treatments


Lower Back Pain

The lower back is an intricate structure of interconnected and overlapping elements. Tendons and muscles and other soft tissues. Highly sensitive nerves and nerve roots that travel from the lower back down into the legs and feet. Small and complex joints, Spinal discs with their gelatinous inner cores. An irritation or problem with any of these structures can cause lower back pain and/or pain that radiates or is referred to other parts of the body. Pain from resultant lower back muscle spasms can be severe, and pain from a number of syndromes can become chronic.

While lower back pain is extremely common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain vary greatly. A simple lower back muscle strain might be excruciating enough to necessitate an emergency room visit, while a degenerating disc might cause only mild, intermittent discomfort. Identifying the symptoms, along with an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of the pain, is the first step in obtaining effective pain relief.  

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can occur as a result of trauma or sudden injury or it can occur through strain or poor posture over time. As an example of the latter cause, in recent years upper back pain has become a familiar complaint from people who work with computers most of the day. Often upper back pain occurs along with neck pain and shoulder pain.

The vast majority of cases of upper back pain are due to one (or both) of the following causes:

  • Muscular irritation (myofascial pain)
  • Joint dysfunction

Muscular Irritation Causing Upper Back Pain

The shoulder girdle attaches by large muscles to the scapula (the shoulder blade) and the back of the thoracic rib cage. These large upper back muscles are prone to developing irritation (myofascial pain) that can be painful and difficult to work out. Often, muscular irritation and upper back pain is due to either de-conditioning (lack of strength) or overuse injuries (such as repetitive motions). Muscle strains, sports injuries, auto accidents, or other injuries can all result in pain from muscular irritation.

Treatment for back pain usually depends upon the patient’s history and the type and severity of  the pain. The vast majority of back pain cases get better within six weeks without surgery, and back pain exercises are almost always part of a treatment plan. Living a healthy lifestyle and applying the right exercises will most certainly relieve your back pain. Doctor’s Back Pain Treatments is designed to relieve lower and upper back pain. It’s helped thousands of our back pain patients. Dr. Jason Hurst is the creator of Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.  He is the owner of Integrative Health Spine & Disc Center, which is the largest Laser clinic in Virginia specializing in chronic pain conditions.  For several years now Dr. Hurst and his team have been helping thousands of patients get rid of their chronic pain utilizing the latest technologies that are available and also giving them The Best and Rated Top Five Most Effective Pain Relief System, Doctor’s Pain Relief System. Don’t suffer any longer with back pain, we can and will help you get the relief you deserve, so you can go back to enjoying your life the way you should be,, Pain Free.