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How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Back Pain While Sleeping?

How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Back Pain While Sleeping?

Is back pain keeping you awake at night and preventing you from “blooming” and fully enjoying your pregnancy? You’re not alone. It’s a common complaint, sadly. For most women, back pain occurs in the middle of their pregnancy – between the five- and seven-months mark. It tends to happen most commonly at this point becauseContinue Reading »

Early Exercise = Speedy Healing After Disc Surgery

Early Exercise = Speedy Healing After Disc Surgery

 If you have had a microdiscectomy— disc surgery to alleviate sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain caused by a herniated disc—a postoperative regimen that includes early exercise can help speed your return to a normal, active life.   In the past, patients were advised to limit their movements for up to six weeks after microdiscectomy surgeryContinue Reading »