Chiropractic Benefits for Children Most people associate back pain with the stresses and wear and tear of adult life. But even babies can be subjected to forces that could cause back pain. In fact, the process of birth can place significant stress on the infant’s back. Developmental milestones, such as learning to sit up, to […]
Expansive New Study Found Back Pain a Global Epidemic Back Pain Affects 10% of People Worldwide A new, extensive, multi-national study concluded that lower back pain associated with workplace factors accounts for a third of all work-related disability worldwide. Back pain was most common in Western Europe, followed in descending order by North Africa and […]
While the modern chiropractic profession is just a little over 100 years old, healers have been treating back and joint pain for millennia. Hippocrates, the Greek physician considered the father of modern Western medicine, encouraged other healers to learn about the spine because he believed it was integral to a person’s overall health and well […]
New research suggests that inactivity is not the best option when dealing with certain back pain. For example, although bed rest is a traditional treatment for sciatica, research at Maastricht University in the Netherlands has found it does little if nothing to improve the condition.
Free radicals have gotten a lot of negative attention in recent years. To understand why they can be dangerous to your health it’s important to understand exactly what they are. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd number of electrons, which makes them unstable. They can be formed when oxygen interacts […]
New research found that women with flat feet are 50 percent more likely to have lower back pain. The study suggests that the feet may play an integral role in chronic lower back pain, reports senior study author Marian Hannan of Boston’s Institute for Aging Research. During the study, Hannan and her team measured each […]
Everyone knows regular chiropractic treatments can ease aches and pains, but adjustments can be beneficial for wide-ranging conditions. For example, many individuals, especially as they get older, begin having balance issues, which can stem from misalignments of the upper cervical region, jaw, and feet. Your practitioner can offer tips for better balance, such as addressing […]
In Greek mythology, the mother of hero Achilles dipped him in the river Styx as a baby, making him invulnerable to injury wherever the water touched. His only vulnerable spot was on the back of his heel where his mother held him. The tendon that connects the heel bone and the calf muscle is called […]