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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 […]

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 […]

Steroids Linked to Vertebral Fractures in Elderly

A study published online in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery found that spinal injections of steroids used to treat and relieve back pain, increased bone fragility in the vertebrae of older patients. Every such subsequent treatment given, called a translaminar lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI), increased the risk of vertebral fracture. A secondary […]

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 […]