How A Mattress Can Effect Your Back

How A Mattress Can Effect Your Back

Most people¬†spend six to ten hours each night lying on their¬†mattress.¬†And it may not be a coincidence that back pain has been on the rise over the past few years. What if the reason for your back pain starts from your mattress choice? Today, we will be taking a look at how a mattress can…

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Working Out with Acute or Chronic Back Pain

Working Out with Acute or Chronic Back Pain

Back pain can be a real problem, especially when its caused by¬†having a sedentary lifestyle. Most people experience acute back pain lasting from days to weeks at ends while others are unfortunate enough to have to deal with chronic back pain due to injuries. Working out with acute or chronic¬†back pain can be a tedious…

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3 Common Injuries With Police and Firefighters

3 Common Injuries With Police and Firefighters

If you were thinking ‘what are common injuries for someone in the emergency services, you might immediately start assuming the worst. Law enforcement? Bullets. Firefighters? Burns. Search and rescue? Falls. This isn’t the full story. If any of these things¬†occur, something has gone badly wrong and decades of planning, prevention, simulation and training have failed…

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Are You Able To Touch Your Toes?

Are You Able To Touch Your Toes?

If you cannot touch your toes, you are not alone. Modern society has left many¬†of us stiff and tight, with limited range of motion. The reason this is an issue of concern is because it can lead to pulled muscles and joint pain in the future. Range of motion can usually be restored with a…

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Keep Your Back Safe By Lifting Correctly

Keep Your Back Safe By Lifting Correctly

Treating injuries is necessary, but ideally you want your body to be in a position to¬†avoid getting injured in the first place. Lifting correctly while¬†helping a friend with moving, or even doing household chores is essential to avoid injury, especially as we age. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor tasks, such as taking care…

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Quick Fixes For Your Back Pain

Quick Fixes For Your Back Pain

Do you have back pain? If it lasts for over a week, get it checked by a medical professional. If you merely tweaked it, you may be able to recover with some quick fixes. Many times, back pain comes from being too sedentary. Sitting for most of the day will cause the body to adapt…

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Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Is Back Surgery Right for Me?

Back pain is pretty common. For some, surgery may seem the only option when you can’t seem to get any relief.¬†Is that really the best course of action? Let‚Äôs first take a look at the common back surgeries and the conditions they treat. Laminectomy Commonly used to treat spinal stenosis. The procedure involves removing part…

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How to Exercise Safely with Back Pain

Exercise Safely with Back Pain

The thought of working out with back pain can seem strange or scary, especially when the source of the pain may not be understood. However, you can exercise safely, as long as you are properly informed. Caution translates into resting until it goes away, which happens to be flawed logic. Exercise not only preserves what…

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Fix Your Desk Job Posture

Fix Your Desk Job Posture

There are many¬†detrimental health effects from sitting for 8+ hours per day, such as neck pain, shoulder pain, and low back pain. Solutions to this posture problem include¬†utilizing standing desks or stability ball chairs, but to address the root cause of the problem, you will need to strengthen weakened muscles while releasing the tight ones….

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The Spinal Series: Scoliosis

The Spinal Series: Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal bend in the spine. There are two types of bends that occur naturally ‚Äď kyphosis and lordosis. Kyphosis is the forward bend that occurs in the upper back or thoracic spine and lordosis is the backwards bend that occurs in the lower back…

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The Spinal Series: Bulging Disc

The Spinal Series: Bulging Disc

What is a Bulging Disc? The human spine is made up of vertebrae and in-between each is a jelly disc (called intervertebral discs) that provide cushioning and acts as a ligament connecting the lower vertebra to the upper one. The outside of each disc is fibrous and holds a inner jelly like substance. A Bulging…

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The Spinal Series: Herniated Disc

The Spinal Series: Herniated Disc

What is a Herniated Disc? The human spine is made up of vertebrae. In between each vertebrae¬†are¬†jelly discs (called intervertebral discs) that provide cushioning and act as a ligament. The outside of each disc is fibrous and holds the inner jelly like substance. If for some reason the outer layer tears, the jelly substance can…

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The Spinal Series: Sciatica

The Spinal Series: Sciatica

What is Sciatica? The term sciatica is used to describe pain that shoots down your leg. Sciatica can affect the back, hip, and outer part of the one or both legs. Pain can be constant, come in jolts or can be spurred on by certain movements such as getting up off a chair. Causes of…

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The Spinal Series: Spinal Stenosis

The Spinal Series: Spinal Stenosis

What is¬†Spinal Stenosis? The center of the spine houses the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis results when the spinal canal narrows. If the space is narrowed (stenosis) pressure can be placed on the spinal cord or the nerves coming out of it, which can cause pain. As with¬†many spinal injuries, it most often occurs in the…

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Avoid These Winter Health Woes!

Avoid These Winter Health Woes!

It’s December! The snow, the holidays, gingerbread cookies, and the injuries. It’s not unusual for our offices to pick up more patients during the winter months, the majority of which come in due to avoidable injuries! Before the snow piles on, take our advice and¬†keep¬†your winter health meter high! Oh look, there’s snow! Here come…

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What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? You have probably heard of someone suffering of sciatica. But what is sciatica? Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve that runs down your leg becomes irritated due to pressure. The pain can¬†affect the back, hip, and outer part of the leg.¬†Pain may come in jolts or be pretty constant,…

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