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Have you ever been mid-movement—whether walking from point A to point B or trying your hardest to stay balanced in a Lagree elevator lunge—only to be stopped in your tracks by an unrelenting pinching sensation in your lower back? Well, folks, I have and let’s be clear, it’s painful AF. What’s not as obvious, however, is the fact that it might not be your back that’s the problem, but that your psoas muscle (pronounced so-as) is out of whack...

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Saluda spinal implant for pain relief

Every minute of the night and day, for decades, Jaswir Grewal was in pain.

The constant ache in his back forced him to leave his jobs as a mechanic and banana grower. The pain troubled his sleep, made him irritable with his wife, depressed about his prospects and rarely left his thoughts. At times, he said, it felt like more than he could bear.

“It was like a bad toothache and a migraine all mixed in together. But those things are temporary and this was 24/7,” he said.

Mr Grewal has battled back pain for decades.
Mr Grewal has battled back pain for decades. Photo: Janie Barrett

“They put me on painkillers to stop the idea of depression or, dare I say, suicide, because something like that will push people to that point and I’ve been near there. It has been like that.”

Until this week. Early on Tuesday morning, doctors at the Royal North Shore Hospital fitted Mr Grewal with a spinal implant that is already being heralded as a breakthrough in treating chronic pain – even though he was the first human to be fitted with a permanent version of the device.

The Saluda implant was inserted within the spinal canal, about five millimetres from the spinal cord. From there, the implant sends an electrical current through the nerves to provide relief in the area of the body that is experiencing pain.


Unlike conventional spinal implants, which are prone to giving patients electric shocks or dropping out of range when the person changes posture, it also has the unique ability to record signals back from the nerves immediately after they have been stimulated, and adjust its level of impulse.

“Nobody has ever been able to record these kinds of signals before, or do anything about them,” said pain specialist Dr Charles Brooker, who oversaw the operation and has no commercial arrangement with the manufacturer….




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7 moves that can help to beat back pain

How are you dealing with your recurring back pain? I personally go toe chiropractor every 2 weeks to make sure to avoid any build up from taking place and I do some exercises every other day when I feel I should.

below is an excerpt of a good article about the various exercises you you might want to consider adopting too:

Exercises for back pain relief: 7 moves that can help and heal

Don’t suffer from a sore back in silence – try some of these expert approved moves to relieve aches and pains.

Our first instinct when suffering from back pain is to rest up and let the pain naturally subside.

But many experts agree that performing certain exercises can actually help strengthen your muscles, support your spine and relieve that debilitating pain in your back.

Not sure which exercises are good and bad for back pain? We asked the fitness professionals at Fitness First, who have found 7 of the best exercises to help.

Before trying any of these exercises, always remember to consult a fitness professional or doctor who can advise on the best options for you.

Beat back pain with… aerobic exercise

Start with short sessions and build them up over time. Good forms of aerobic exercise for those suffering from back pain include walking, swimming and cycling.

If you’re in the gym, opt for a bike which has back support, and if you’re swimming avoid any strokes that twist your body.

Beat back pain with… Pilates

Pilates works the deeper muscles in the body helping to strengthen your back. For those who suffer from chronic back pain or who are recovering from surgery and have finished with physiotherapy, Pilates is an excellent way to keep improving your back strength focusing on just a few selected movements and working a little at a time.A little and often with Pilates can make a big difference for someone who suffers with back pain.
Beat back pain with… wall sits

Start by standing 10 to 12 inches from the wall, then lean back until your back is flat against it. Slowly slide down until your knees are slightly bent, pressing your lower back into the wall,
Hold for a count of 10, then carefully slide back up the wall. Repeat 8 to 12 times…

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9 Easy Exercises That Will Help Ease Back Pain

Do you suffer from back pain too? An incredible amount of people do and some like me, actually will visit their chiropractor twice a month as a preventive measure in order to avoid anything worse from building up.

Whether you are under regular treatment or not here below is an article that covers some very interesting exercises than can really help:

Backache is becoming a chronic problem that people in the urban areas have to constantly deal with. The unhealthy lifestyle and stressful daily commute can be blamed for the same, but there’s little we can do to escape the pain. Exercising is one way to minimise the damage and help you get rid of the shooting pain that’s making your life miserable. So here are 9 super simple, must-do exercises that will surely benefit your back.

1. Lengthen the spine: This is an easy move that focuses on your posture. To lengthen your spine you need to stand straight without arching your back and take a deep breath while pulling yourself. Keep yourself at the same height as you breath out. Continue this breathing process that will strengthen your abdominal muscles and help ease back stiffness.

2. The pelvic tilt: Here you need to lie straight on your back with knees bent. Tighten your stomach muscles and flatten your back on the floor. Hold this pose for five seconds and repeat another two to three times.

3. The alternative knee press: This exercise works on your lower back muscles easing stiffness. You need to lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Using both your hands pull up one knee and press it to your chest. Hold for 30 seconds and return to the first position. Repeat with the other leg…

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For pain relief head to the kitchen

When you’re in pain you automatically walk over to your medicine cabinet for your favorite painkillers but here’s a story that might have you change that habit especially since it might get you better results:
A lot of people live with pain, from chronic conditions like arthritis or joint pain, or maybe from starting a new exercise.
Instead of heading for the medicine cabinet to grab some aspirin you could try looking in your kitchen cabinet.

As cbs2’s emily smith explained, there are things in your kitchen that can help you feel better.
Teri rogacki is 34, but her rheumatoid arthritis and lupus had her in excruciating pain.
“It was awful. I felt like i was 90-years-old waking up every morning. It took me at least 45 minutes to get out of bed,” she said.
When traditional medicine didn’t work, rogacki tried tart cherry juice every day on the recommendation of dietician leslie bonci, and it worked.
“Thirty days later, my pain was gone. Completely gone,” she said.
The key is, it has to be tart, and you have to drink it every day; 8 oz. Of juice or one tablespoon of the concentrate.
Bonci said it’s just one of many food products that can reduce pain.

Saffron has been used for centuries.

“This is like gold. Very, very costly, because it’s very, very rare,” she said.
Saffron adds unique flavor to foods, but it can also be taken as a supplement.

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