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Category Archives: Back Pain

Lower Back Pain, Your Workplace & Quality Of Life

It is commonly accepted among experts that lower back pain is related to prolonged sitting. Let’s face it, as a nation we spend plenty of time during our day doing that. We sit in the car We sit most of the day at work We sit watching television after our workday It seems that the […]

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Shock Discovery…Spinal Degeneration Found in 10 Year Old Children

According to a new discovery, 9% of children are showing signs of low back disc degeneration by the age of 10! Probably the most alarming fact of all in this study is actually in what they didn’t check! Out of the 23 discs residing in the spine, only the five lower back discs were checked. […]

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Straighten Up! Good Posture Matters

If you ever experience tension or pain across the upper back or shoulder blades, get frequent headaches, have low back pain or have poorly flexible and tight leg muscles, you probably have poor posture. Poor posture shifts the body weight unevenly to some muscles, making them chronically tight and sore, while others get weak from […]

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Chiropractic Common Sense – Sitting is Killing Us!

Last week I answered a question about flu shots posed by Emily. To me, and my profession, my thoughts are just common sense. It seems there are frequently stories in the news that are expressed as new enlightenment, when they are really nothing more than common sense. On Friday night’s episode of NBC’s Rock Center […]

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10,000 Steps to Better Health

Do you have any idea how many steps you take each day? Could you even guess? Several studies conducted in both Japan and the United States have determined that you should walk 10,000 steps a day. That’s about five miles (8 km). Estimates indicate that roughly 64% of American adults are overweight; of that, about […]

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Can Your Feet Actually Cause Your Low Back Pain?

They carry us everywhere we want to go and support virtually every sized and shaped body frame. They are thrust into narrow spaces, where they are pinched, or raised up on four-inch platforms to give us height. They fall victim to bunions, calluses, plantars warts, and blisters and we subject them to hot sand, hard […]

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The Rodney Dangerfield on our Backs

The cervical spine – that is, the upper seven of our vertebrae – must surely rank among the most under-appreciated and most vital parts of our body. Its 37 separate joints endlessly allow the head and neck to move atop the torso – all the while obeying constant commands from the special senses and reflex […]

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Wellness

To visit the doctor when you’re feeling great is something new. Yet, a growing number of people who want to be and do their best are visiting chiropractors on a regular basis – to stay well, not just to take care of their back pain! The First Symptom Remember staying home from school when we […]

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Laughter and Low Back Pain

Rather than numbing the problem with drugs, or surgically removing the problem, chiropractors seek the underlying cause of low back pain or sciatic nerve involvement. While subluxation is a common culprit, a closer look shows another issue: psychosocial issues. That’s a fancy way of saying that your psychological response to social situations may be a […]

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Shock Absorbers of the Spine

They bulge, herniate, degenerate and tear, but they don’t “slip.” Discs, along with the curves of the spine, serve as the “shock absorbers” of your body. Lower back pain may be the result of herniated discs and other disc problems. Separating each vertebra, they create the necessary spacing for nerves to exit the spinal cord […]

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