Back pain

Sciatic Pain

Leg pain associated with back pain is quite common. In fact, it is estimated that 25-57% of all cases of lower back pain have associated leg pain. The pain can take various forms and be described in various ways. Common descriptors include numbness, tingling, pins and needles, weakness, tooth-ache pain, a dull ache or even…


Back Pain and Rowing

Dragon boat paddling has been known to cause lower back pain.  In fact, rowing in general has been linked to lower back pain.  But why?  What specific lower back conditions are caused by these activities? Rowing and Lower Back Pain Two of the more common lower back injuries associated with paddling and rowing are lumbar disc herniation…


Stretches for Back Pain

Last week, several patients asked me for the best back stretches for the relief of back pain. Although stretching is something that most of us do (including my dog when she wakes up in the morning) you may be surprised to hear that it is not always helpful! Several studies have found that static stretching…