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The Effects of Deadlifts on the Spinal Discs (Cons & Pros) – Dr Mandell

Deadlifts is an excellent strength exercise for the buttocks/glutes, hamstrings, core, erector spine, and upper back muscles. Although this exercise can become dangerous particularly to the cartilaginous structures of the disc (annular fibrosis), commonly leading to degenerative joint disease, disc degeneration, bulging disc, herniated disc, and pinched nerve.

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Piriformis Syndrome (Self-Correcting Trigger Point Release) – Dr Mandell

This technique is to reduce pain and inflammation of the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve runs under the piriformis muscle and when there is constriction and spasm, pain will occur in the low back, buttocks, and leg regions.

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