Tag Archives: Back Pain

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: Safer Than Medical Care for the Elderly

Countless studies have outlined the effectiveness of chiropractic care when it comes to dealing with a variety of spine related issues. It is also known as a safe method of easing or even resolving neck and back pain, headaches, and many more maladies. However, there is a concern that chiropractic care is not safe for […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Causing My Back Pain?

At some point in their lives, most adults will experience back pain. In fact, back pain is considered one of the most common conditions in the United States, with eight out of ten Americans suffering from this complaint. Rather than live on medication or in chronic discomfort, seeking treatment from a chiropractic specialist can either […]

Parenting Can be a Pain – Literally!

New research commissioned by the British Chiropractic Association suggests that back and neck pain prevents a significant percentage of parents from picking up or carrying their children while other report problems carrying car seats and difficulty playing with their children because of pain. In order to maintain a healthy back while parenting young children, the […]

New Guidelines to Treat Low Back Pain

Based on new research, experts have developed updated guidelines to help doctors better manage individuals suffering from acute lower back pain, which can be particularly debilitating. Pain and discomfort located in the lower back, known as the lumbar spine, is such a common ailment that it is second only to the common cold in lost […]

Choosing the Right Mattress & Pillow for Your Back

The wrong mattress and pillow are the leading causes of morning back pain. When you already have back issues, an unsupportive mattress or pillow can intensify your pain and make you dread crawling into bed each night. Choosing the correct mattress and pillow can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and being so […]