Lower back stretches provide much-needed relief for people with back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 8 out of 10 people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives. The following are potential problem muscles for the lower back and accompanying stretches to increase flexibility and reduce pain. Read more
Headache pain can be a real, well… headache. And sometimes, finding headache pain relief can be just as torturous. Headaches are not only a nuisance, they can also be downright debilitating. Headache pain is marked by the obvious aches along the head, but some other symptoms can be light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and sound sensitivity. Read more
While the pain and inflammation of knee osteoarthritis can make exercise feel like the last thing you’d put on your schedule, working out is exactly what experts recommend for finding knee osteoarthritis pain relief and improving function. What exercises are best for easing you into a more active lifestyle, and which exercises for knee osteoarthritis will provide the most stability and pain relief? Read more
If you’re suffering from neck pain, you’re not alone. Doctors estimate that as many as 7 out of 10 adults will be troubled by it at some point in their lives. While some simple causes are “sleeping funny”, or turning your head too quickly and giving yourself “whiplash,” there are plenty of activities we do that can cause neck pain. How does the neck support the body, and what mistakes can cause neck pain? Read more
September is National Pain Awareness month. Education, awareness and action along with information about the latest advances in pain treatment can help bring chronic pain relief to the more than 100 million Americans who experience pain in their day-to-day lives. Read more
Low back pain is a common complaint. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has reported that lower back pain relief is one of the top three reasons that people see a doctor in America. Low back pain treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. Your chiropractor can help you determine the cause and help you avoid more invasive and risky procedures with the use of chiropractic treatment.
Acute and chronic lower back pain have different underlying causes. Acute back pain is commonly caused by muscle and ligament strain. This injury based lower back pain may be the result of muscle or ligament damage due to heavy lifting, twisting, sudden movement or other physical activity. Straining of the lower back may be mild to severe causing symptoms from minor discomfort to extreme pain, depending on the extent of the injury. When treated promptly, acute low back pain caused by injury can heal without turning into chronic pain. Read more
There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-lived healthy immune system response and can present itself in many ways such as joint inflammation due to injury or as a response to illness such as bronchitis or a sore throat. This is the body using inflammation as part of the healing process. Chronic inflammation is persistent. It can also be present as joint inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis or in chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is when inflammation becomes a serious problem.
What Is Chronic Inflammation?
Inflammation is chronic when it goes from being a normal short-term response to a long term, persistent response that your body can’t turn off. Inflammation that was supposed to help your body heal is now capable of harming healthy tissue and causing long term, serious health issues by affecting your joints, digestive system, heart and more.
As the second most common type of pain, knee pain is experienced by millions of Americans. The simple act of stretching can be helpful in various ways. One stretch is particularly powerful.
How common is knee pain?
It’s extremely important to prevent knee pain because it’s so incredibly common. In fact, it’s second only to low back pain among common pain conditions, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. More than a third of Americans say that they need knee pain relief, says the American Osteopathic Association. The knee can become hurt because of excessive weight or an injury, the latter sometimes arising from poor form or failure to stretch properly during exercise. Read more
Water is the most important nutrient we consume, as it makes up about two thirds of our bodies and is responsible for everything from our blood flow and digestion to body temperature regulation and cell health. What happens when increased demand in the summer from excess heat and activity exceeds our body’s regular intake? Dehydration, and it can have major effects on the body.
What is dehydration?
Most people think that “dehydration” is just “not drinking enough water,” but the Mayo clinic defines it as a condition “occurring when you use or lose more fluid (through extreme sweating, fever, vomiting/diarrhea, etc.) than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions.” Read more