Back Pain

Lower Back Braces

Doctors who treat lower back injuries are sometimes asked by their patient if they should wear a lower back brace or support during treatment, at work or indefinitely. When braces were first used for lower back pain, it was thought that it would… Continue reading

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Leg pain or sciatica is a common complaint. The question arises, is the pain true sciatica or is it caused by something else other than a pinched nerve in the spine. There is bountiful literature regarding with the use of drugs or surgery… Continue reading

Swiss Ball Exercises For Seniors

As we age, the loss of muscle strength, flexibility, lung and heart function, and decreasing bone strength are a reality. Exercising by seniors seems to be decreasing for various reasons. These may include pain, lack of confidence, or lack of proper instruction and education. A very simple and easy method to improve body strength..... Continue reading

Chiropractic Care For Spondylolisthesis

Chiropractic treatment for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis provides the patient with a conservative option for treatment of their back pain. The methods of treatment can vary, but the clinician must first determine.... Continue reading

Preparing For Fall Yard Clean Up

Preparing our yards or cleaning the shed or garage for the winter months presents us with additional activities that seem to bring on back or neck pain. It can be a new injury or a flare-up of an old problem. Nevertheless taking a few minutes to prepare yourself before you begin your task can save... Continue reading

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is one of the largest joints in the body. It has two very important functions. It provides elasticity to the pelvis which is necessary with childbirth and it serves as a buffering mechanism between the spine and the hip joints. Strong ligaments are located on the front and back of the joint. There are a few degrees of movement in healthy joints, but when a joint becomes injured or strained.... Continue reading

How Important Is Spinal Disc Nutrition

Proper nutrition to the spinal intervertebral disc is necessary to minimize and slow the degenerative process of the disc. Oxygen and glucose are necessary for the life of the cells within the disc, but other nutrients are needed to maintain the integrity of the disc material. Studies have shown that if there is a loss of proper nutrients or there is a breakdown of the disc nutrition..... Continue reading

Stretching Exercises for the Neck and Upper Back

This article outlines a few basic stretches for the neck and upper back. These stretches are meant to provide you with some daily stretching activity that can provide relief for stiffness and tightness in the muscles and joints. Basic stretching exercises are easy to perform and the results can be helpful in controlling intermittent neck and upper back discomfort from repetitive or stressful activities....... Continue reading

Air Travel, Jet Lag, and Sleep Disturbance

Air travel is becoming more common. Americans are traveling overseas and crossing many time zones as a result. Distance travel is exciting, but there could be side effects to the body. Jet lag affects us by altering the circadian rhythm our body is accustomed to in our normal time zone. East to west travel is the most disruptive to our circadian rhythm. What can we do to minimize the effects of........ Continue reading

Comfort During Airline Travel

Airline passengers are all too familiar with the uncomfortable seating on airplanes. This article includes useful suggestions for packing, lifting and carrying your suitcase, as well as in flight and post flight tips to help ease neck, back and extremity discomfort.... Continue reading

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