Experts say that neck pain is one of the most commonly reported types of pain in the U.S As for what causes it, the biggest culprits can include everything from a herniated disc to a pinched nerve—but could your sleeping habits be making things worse? According to Harvard Medical School, tweaking your bedtime routine can sometimes be the best medicine.
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. (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. (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. (more…)
During the nine months of pregnancy, your body goes through an incredible number of physical changes, many of which contribute to various degrees of back pain. After delivery, you may be thinking that the worst is over, but your recovery will be unpredictable and back pain may be lingering. Are you nursing a hurting back? Here are some reasons your post-baby back may be giving you grief.
As the uterus expands with the growing baby, the two parallel panels of muscle that run from the rib cage to the pubic bone stretch and become weakened, and may also separate along the center seam from the strain. Being that strong abdominal muscles are necessary for back stability, the lingering weakness or damage is a main cause of back pain in new moms. (more…)
Each year, Americans lose nearly 100 million days of work to neck and back pain. When these pain conditions become chronic, the range of symptoms expands to include both physical and psychological symptoms. How can you be pain-free at work?
The toll of spinal pain disorders in the United States
When your back hurts intensely enough, it’s difficult to make it out of the house. In fact, spinal pain conditions are second only to the common cold when it comes to reasons for staying home from work. That lost productivity, estimated at 93 million total day of work missed, is just one way that lower and upper back pain are expensive. These maladies also directly lead to $5 billion in medical costs annually.
Spinal decompression is a form of therapy in which a traction table or other device stretches the spine in order to alleviate back or leg pain. The treatment method is FDA-approved, and its proponents say that it can benefit your health in numerous ways.
Although hearing the perspectives of doctors and other experts can be informative, it’s often more convincing to look at the experience of patients whose chronic back pain has been treated with spinal decompression. Here are the perspectives of several individuals who shared their stories through Spine-health. (more…)