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Office Chairs and Back Pain

If you work in an office setting and spend a lot of time sitting at your desk, over time you may feel increasing pain in your neck and back. Office chairs can perpetuate poor posture because most people tend to slouch when sitting in one. This puts added stress on the supports of the lower […]

Chiropractic Care for Stress Management

People experience stress in a variety of ways. Worries about finances or employment, problems with your kids or significant other, even concerns about the state of the world register as stressors for many people. Stress causes both acute (immediate) and chronic (long-lasting) health issues. Luckily, a holistic approach to wellness, including chiropractic care, helps alleviate […]

6 Lifestyle Changes You can Make to Improve Spinal Health

Chiropractic care does a lot to improve spinal health and manage pain, but did you know there are simple, free changes you can make today to improve your health? People have begun to recognize that their lifestyle plays a significant role in their overall health. Diet, exercise, and other habits can either promote a healthy […]

Back Pain Can Be in the Genes

It turns out that family might be a pain in more ways than just at Thanksgiving dinner. There is a growing body of evidence that certain pain may be genetic, including conditions such as sciatica, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis (loss of bone mass), osteomalacia (weakening of the bones), spondylolisthesis (displacement of a vertebra), degenerative disc disease, and […]

Smoking Linked to Chronic Back Pain

New research has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain. More importantly, kicking the habit may help prevent the condition from developing. Bogdan Petre, lead author of the study and a technical scientist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, concluded, “Smoking affects the brain. We found […]

Space Age Treatment for Back Pain

It has been estimated that as many as 80 percent of adult humans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. This global affliction, which costs the American economy billions every year in lost productivity, is about to get space age attention. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has funded ZetrOZ to […]

Research Seeks to Better Identify Chronic Back Pain Treatments

While chiropractic treatments help reduce back pain for many people, they don’t always work in every case. With surgery now considered a treatment of last resort in most cases, patients will turn to other options. New research suggests that digital technology can identify what treatments work best for an individual suffering from chronic back pain […]

Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms & Chiropractic Treatments

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) isn’t really an illness; it is a condition caused by the wear and tear of daily living. But it is affecting people in epidemic proportions, and the accompanying back pain associated with DDD is the leading cause of disability in people under 45 years of age in the United States. Many […]