Lower back pain sufferers know that even the simplest movements can be troublesome. The following suggestions will help make potentially painful activities more manageable. Arising from a Chair The simple act of arising from a chair improperly can irritate your lower back.
Your First Visit to the Chiropractor As a new chiropractic patient, you may feel anxious before your first appointment because you don’t know what to expect. Relax…chiropractic care is a proven, safe & effective option for many causes of pain and lack of function. Whether you’ve been referred to a chiropractor by your medical doctor or have decided to visit us on your own accord, you’re first visit should be an exciting step towards getting you back on the path ...
Iliotibial Band SyndromeYour iliotibial band is a fibrous band of tissue running from the crest of your hip, down to your knee. A muscle near the crest of your hip called the tensor fascia lata, attaches to this band to help control movements of your leg. Your iliotibial band passes over the point of your hip and over another bony bump on the outside of your knee called the lateral epicondyle.
6 Tips to Avoid DeconditioningProper maintenance is required for most things that we care about and this is particularly true of our body. The natural aging tendency to become more sedentary leads to a loss of strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. This will occur as a certainty unless you make a conscious effort to stay in shape.
Entering & Exiting Your Vehicle Entering and exiting your vehicle is a potential risky activity for low back pain sufferers. Follow these tips to limit problems: To enter the vehicle, open the door and stand with your back to the seat, legs close to the side of the vehicle. For larger vehicles, you may wish to begin by standing on the running board.
Spinal Manipulation Yields Great Results for Short-Term Improvement A randomized controlled clinical trial compared medication, needle acupuncture and spinal manipulation for managing chronic spinal pain. The highest proportion of early recovery was found for spinal manipulation (27.3%), followed by acupuncture (9.4%) and medication (5%). Manipulation achieved the best overall results.
What is Spinal Degeneration? Your spine is made up of 24 individual vertebra stacked on top of each other. To allow for flexibility and movement, there is a cushion, or “disc,” in between each pair of vertebra. As we age, these discs can wear, becoming progressively thinner over time.
Proper adjustment of your bicycle helps to minimize fatigue, discomfort, and overuse injury. The following guidelines should help fit your bike to your body: Choose the right size bike – a rough estimate for choosing the proper frame size is to subtract 10.5 inches from your inseam. Straddling a proper-sized bike will leave approximately 1” clearance between your groin and the top of the frame. Adjust the saddle so that when the ball of your foot is on the pedal (with your leg fully ex...
What is Tennis Elbow? Most of the muscles that extend your wrist are attached to a bony bump on the outside of your elbow called the Lateral Epicondyle. Sometimes, through injury or overuse, the site where these muscles insert can become irritated or inflamed. This condition is called Lateral Epicondylitis or “Tennis Elbow”.
5 Risk Factors & 32 Solutions for Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work. It’s actually the second most common reason for doctor’s visits, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Back pain can happen to anyone at any time- without warning.
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