Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction occurs when one or both of the sacroiliac joints loses normal motion or becomes pinched. Certain dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, also called the SI joint, can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Leg pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction can be particularly difficult to differentiate from radiating leg pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation (sciatica) as they can feel quite similar. Check out this article to see if this is the reason why your lower back or hips hurt!
Have you ever started a new exercise program and then suddenly gained a few pounds? Don’t fret. It’s normal!
For most people, traveling for work or going on a vacation means there will be a lot of sitting – Sitting at the airport, sitting on a plane, sitting in cars, sitting on the beach, etc. As health professionals, we always encourage our patients to fit in some daily exercise and movement, even while on vacation. You may not have as much time as you do at home for your regular workouts while traveling, but doing something is always a whole lot better than doing nothing at all. Here are our tips to keep you moving during any upcoming travels.
The pain usually starts in your back but may radiate into your buttock or thigh. Your pain usually intensifies with standing upright for prolonged periods of time or leaning backwards. If this sounds like a pain that you have been experiencing, please click to read more!
Your specific type of foot determines the type of running shoes you should have. The proper foot gear can make a world of difference in the alignment of your spine.
As most seasoned golfers know, when you're swinging a golf club, it's not just your arms doing the work. There are many muscles groups it takes to fully swing the golf club including upper back, lateral muscles, and lower back. When these muscles are over-strained, they tend to have a domino effect on your spinal health increasing the incidence of upper and lower back pain as well as risk of injury to other areas.
Migraine sufferers may already know about which foods trigger a painful migraine, but if not - keeping a food journal can help. Sweet treats, chocolate, and alcoholic beverages are commonly served during the holidays (which are right around the corner), and they’re also common migraine triggers, so be mindful if you suffer from frequent headaches.
The muscle responsible for flexing your hip toward your trunk, is called the Psoas. This muscle begins on your lower spine and passes through your pelvis to attach onto the top of your femur(thigh bone). Along this course, the muscle travels across the front of your hip socket and over several bony prominences. If the muscle is too tight, its tendon may rub over these “bumps”. This occasionally produces an audible snapping sound, hence the moniker, “snapping hip”, aka “psoas tendinopathy”.
What is Whiplash?Whiplash is an injury to the ligaments and tendons in the neck and head from a sudden sharp movement. More than 3 million people in America suffer from whiplash injury every year. Approximately 50% of these victims will suffer from chronic pain and about 10% of those people become permanently disabled as a result of their injuries.There are many symptoms associated with Whiplash that can include, but not limit to:HeadachesHeadaches are the second most frequently reported symptom...
Researchers recommend sleeping for 7-9 hours per night. Even small deficits can pose problems like decreased athleticism, diminished brain function, increased inflammation and a greater likelihood to get sick- sleeping only 6 hours per night makes you four times more likely to catch a cold when compared to sleeping 7 or more hours. Regular spinal adjustments can help you squeeze in those hours to make sure you sleep better through the night.Ideally, eat your last meal 3-4 hours before bedtime an...
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