Category Archives for Back Pain

Are Your Lower Back Stretches Making You Worse?

All lower back stretches are not the same.  Even though stretching and yoga classes focus on balancing the routine, your body may not be able to handle one direction or the other. However, if you know

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5 Things To Do Immediately When Back Pain Strikes

Low back pain (LBP) will most likely strike at some point for all of us, at least that’s what statistically happens. How we “deal with it” initially can be critical in its progression or cessation.

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Can My Lack of Sleep Actually Be Causing My Back Pain?

According to the National Institutes of Health, circadian rhythms include physical, mental, and behavioral changes that roughly follow a 24-hour cycle.  Your body responds largely to environmental light

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Where Does Back Pain Come From?

Most of us have suffered from back pain at one time or another. It often occurs after over-doing a physical task, like fall yard work, winter snow shoveling, working on the car, cleaning the house, and

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10 Tricks To Manage Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is VERY likely to affect all of us at some point in life. The question is, do you control IT or does IT control you? Here are ten “tricks” for staying in control of “IT!” 1) STRETCH:

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Low Back Pain And Spinal Fusions

You may think it’s odd to discuss low back pain (LBP) from the perspective of spinal fusion because as chiropractors, we do not perform surgery and so, why discuss it? It is important that we discuss

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Truths And Myths of MRI for Back Pain

Low back pain is a very common complaint. In fact, it’s the #1 reason for doctor visits in the United States! The economic burden of LBP on the working class is astronomical. Most people can’t afford

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Will Traction Help My Back Pain?

Traction is a common form of treatment for patients with low back pain. By definition, traction is the “act of pulling a body part.” That basically means traction can be applied to an arm, leg, finger,

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Back Pain? Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes

Mistake #1: Ignoring your pain for too long While it’s true that low back pain usually gets better within a few weeks, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. Pay attention to the pain and

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Will a Back Brace For Work Really Make a Difference?

“Do you think a back brace for work will help my condition?” This is a question that is frequently asked of many healthcare providers who treat low back pain. The answers typically vary, as there

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