Tag Archives: Chronic Back Pain

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 […]

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 […]

Exercise Underused as Back Pain Treatment

Researchers at the University of North Carolina found that medical and chiropractic practitioners both underutilize exercise in treatment plans for chronic low back and neck pain. The study surveyed nearly 700 participants with chronic back or neck pain who had visited a doctor, chiropractor, or physical therapist at some point during the previous 12 months. […]