Tag Archives: Neck 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 […]

Do I Have Whiplash or Whiplash Associated Disorder?

Neck pain is the most common symptom of whiplash, but it’s not the only indicator. If you have been in an accident or had your body jolted in a sporting incident, other signs of the condition can include pain in one or both arms, swelling in the neck area, numbness in the arms, pain between […]

A Brief History of Treating Whiplash Injury

Anyone who has suffered whiplash knows how excruciating, and debilitating, the pain can be. Luckily, getting treatment from a qualified Arizona whiplash injury chiropractor can both alleviate the discomfort and improve your overall sense of well-being. While most might think of whiplash as a modern, car-related injury, the condition has actually been described by the […]

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 […]

How to Protect Your Back While Sleeping

While sleeping may seem like one of the unlikeliest times for a back injury to occur, you may be surprised to find out just how many back problems can emerge as the result of sleeping in an awkward position. This is because your spine can be curved unnaturally while sleeping, causing stress and strain on […]

Inactivity is Not the Best Cure for Back Pain, Sciatica

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. Sciatica, characterized by a shooting pain down the back of […]

Head Posture & Injury Avoidence

Quick—what part of the body to you think of when you hear the word posture? My guess is most people associate posture with a straight back. Truly good posture needs a perfectly choreographed interaction of the musculoskeletal system: the pelvis directly right over the legs; ribs over the pelvis; and head over the ribs with […]

Do You Know Your Right Bra Size?

Bras are more than fashionable undergarments. Improperly fitted or worn bras can cause a host of aches and pains. Historians say the first bra-like garments date back to the ancient Egyptians. Over the millennia, bras have evolved but experts say the majority of women do not known the proper way to wear one. And very […]