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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 […]

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Runners

As a runner, you know that you are prone to injuries more than the regular person. Whether it’s too much running or cross training, or using the wrong posture in doing so, these strenuous activities put undue stress on muscles and joints, and if left untended, can definitely lead to injuries. Another problem that runners […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaking Bad Back Health Habits

Some of the most common injuries that chiropractors deal with on a regular basis are injuries that result from chronic neglect and bad habits. While things like craning your neck to read text messages on your smartphone or slouching in your chair at the office may seem harmless, these actions, when repeated on a daily […]

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 […]

What is Achilles Tendonitis?

In Greek mythology, the mother of hero Achilles dipped him in the river Styx as a baby, making him invulnerable to injury wherever the water touched. His only vulnerable spot was on the back of his heel where his mother held him. The tendon that connects the heel bone and the calf muscle is called […]