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Blogs and Articles — Lumbar Back Pain

Intercostal Muscles | Rib Pain | Back Pain | Chest Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

The intercostal muscles provide about 25% of the total force of breathing, and may help stabilize the chest wall The intercostals are three layers of muscles that pass between the ribs. Each external outer layer intercostal attaches to the lower border of one rib, and, on a diagonal line, to the upper border of the rib below. The lowest intercostals merge with the external oblique muscles. The internal intercostals connect each rib from the cartilage to the upper border of the rib below it. There is also a deeper, innermost intercostal layer. The intercostal nerve runs between it and the more...

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Lumbar Back Pain | Overview | Clinical Assessment

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Low back pain is the number one cause and cost of work related disability More than 90% of cases can be effectively managed with conservative measures 60% – 90% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives andit is rated second to respiratory illness as a reason for symptom-relatedvisits to family doctors. Low back pain is the number one cause and cost of work related disability ($26.3 Billion in 2008). A significant cause of lost work and productivity, (it is the second most common cause of missed work) back pain causes significant levels of anxiety, pain and discomfort,...

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