April is National Stress Awareness Month, meaning it’s the perfect time for us to talk about how stress affects back pain. Stress is incredibly common among working adults in the US. A recent study found that on average over 60% of working adults feel stressed three or more workdays each week. This finding means that on any given workday,
In our last blog, we discussed the relationship between back pain and sleep. As promised, today we’re going to discuss how to get better sleep to help alleviate or prevent back pain.
As a quick recap, back pain not only affects your ability to fall and stay asleep, but also the quality of your sleep.
Many of our patients complain of difficulty sleeping with back pain. This fact alone is to be expected. Many studies have found that back pain not only interferes with falling asleep, but staying asleep as well. What many of our patients don’t realize is that lack of quality sleep can actually contribute to their pain.
Last month, we covered who has an increased risk of osteoporosis along with the basics of the condition. As a refresher, osteoporosis is a condition marked by low bone mass. Low bone mass leads to the weakening of your bones and an increased risk of fractures.
Among other risk factors,
You are what you eat.
We’re sure nearly everyone has heard that phrase at least once in their lifetime. That old saying definitely has some truth to it, the foods you choose to consume throughout your life do determine your body’s ability to repair itself. March is National Nutrition Month, so keep reading to learn how proper nutrition,
Osteoporosis is a common condition. In fact, we’re sure that most people have heard of it and have some idea of what it is. Maybe they even have a relative or friend that has the condition.
In the US alone, 8 million women and 2 million men have osteoporosis. And that’s not it –
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we think it’s only fitting to talk about how to love your spine. We know it sounds strange, but showing your spine a little love in a few small ways can have a big impact on your spine health.
So, this Valentine’s Day we encourage you to love yourself by implementing just one of these small changes.
Exercise is a wonderful thing. It helps keep your entire body healthy, including your spine. If you’re like a lot of our patients, the cold weather can discourage you from sticking to your normal workout routine. We have some motivation to get you moving and a few tips to ensure you have a safe winter workout.
There are more than 3 million cases of herniated discs every year. To say the least, it’s a very common spinal condition. If you haven’t heard of a herniated disc, the condition is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc. They occur most commonly in the lower back, but can also happen in the neck.
Back pain is an incredibly common problem – over 80% of adults will experience it at some point in their life. With it being so prevalent, many people do not know when their back pain warrants a trip to their doctor. In fact, many people ask us, ‘Should I see a doctor for my back pain?’