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Children Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care Too

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 […]

The Epidemic of Back Pain

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 […]

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 […]

Women with Flat Feet 50% More Likely to Have Lower Back Pain

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 […]

New Device Uses Technology to Improve Posture

Need back pain relief? There’s now an app for that. Literally. A new device called LUMOBack is a sensor that provides a gentle vibration to remind you to sit or stand straight when you start to slouch. It is worn on your lower back and the sensor connects wirelessly to your smart phone and tracks […]

Predicting Chronic Back Pain

Researchers have found that back pain really might be in your head. A study conducted at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago suggests that an individual’s predisposition to develop chronic low back pain may be determined by the structure of their brain. The team scanned the brains of 46 participants who reported having […]

Fashion Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

Being a slave to fashion can be dangerous to your health. Efforts that are made to stay fashionable by wearing high heels, carrying heavy purses and bags, and squeezing into much too skinny jeans can lead to a variety of damaging affects. Such injuries can occur in the joint, nerve, and soft tissue areas in […]

Americans Self-Medicating for Back Pain

Lower back pain afflicts Americans in epidemic proportions. The trend in recent years has been to opt against prescriptions drugs to try and mask the pain in favor of proactive, treatments such as chiropractic adjustments as part of a holistic approach. However, a growing concern among healthcare professions is the growing number of individuals who […]