Reducing Back Pain for the Elderly

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Comparison of Female Geriatric Lumbar Extension Strength Asymptomatic Versus Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Their Response to Active Rehabilitation

Journal of Spinal Disorders
1996 Volume 9 Number 1
Bryon Holmes, Vert Mooney, Scott Negri,
Scott Leggett, Jean Nichols, An Hoeyberghs

Study Outcomes & Clinical Relevance:
This study confirmed that many back pain sufferers have weaker lumbar extension strength and that some symptomatic geriatric women can increase strength with progressive resistance exercise, which leads to a decrease in low back pain.

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Intervertebral Disk Bulge

Intervertebral Disk Bulge
Intervertebral Disk Bulge, also known as disk herniation, disk protrusion (aka Slipped Disk), and disk Degeneration (Degenerative Disk Disease), causes irritation and pain when pressed upon one of the lumbar spinal nerves that join to form the sciatic nerve.

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Sciatica – Definition, causes, treatment

Sciatica is the term for leg pain, typically in the posterior lateral thigh and calf, sometimes extending into the foot, caused by compression or irritation and inflammation of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine.