The Claim: Lying on Your Left Side Eases Heartburn

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the stomach’s contents where they belong. But
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Doctors Increasingly Ignore Evidence In Treating Back Pain

Source: Alcorn Public Radio, by The Editor Date: July 30, 2013The misery of low back pain often drives people to the doctor to seek relief. But doctors are doing a pretty miserable job of treating back pain, a study finds. Physicians are increasingly prescribing expensive scans, narcotic painkillers and other treatments that don’t help in most cases, and can make
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Do You Have Sciatica Hip Pain?

Source: Low Right Back Pain HQ Photo from Boots.com 23rd May 2013The largest nerves found in the human body are the sciatic nerves. Measuring approximately the same size in diameter as a little finger, the nerves exit the spinal column in the lumbar region, travel behind the hip and continue down through the buttock and the back of each leg
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Recent Research Questions the Effectiveness of Back Surgery

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 An estimated 38 to 50 billion dollars is spent yearly for the surgical treatment of lower back pain in the United States. While this is commonly accepted as the price to pay for this debilitating condition, Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf examines two recent research studies and
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6 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain During Sex

Source: YourTango, by Connie Merk, March 26, 2013For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it’s associated with physical pain, sexual activity stops. And when that happens, relationships suffer. The most important advice I can give, not only as someone who is
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Bad sleep ‘dramatically’ alters body

Reprinted from BBC News By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News, 26 February 2013 A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a
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Easy Labour Massage for Pain Relief During Childbirth

Massage during labour can either be completely relaxing and help speed up the process, or completely irritating and make the whole event last longer. So how do you know if you’re doing it right?Labour massage is very different from the type of massage you would get on a therapy bed and rightly so. During labour a woman needs to relax
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