5 Myths About Back Pain

There is no shortage of myths circulating about back and neck pain. Unless you are a healthcare professional, it can be hard to distinguish the truth from all of the myths. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most popular myths we think you should be aware of, but keep in mind it is by no means an exhaustive list.

Say Good Night to Nighttime Neck Pain

Neck pain is fairly common during sleep. Luckily, there are ways to minimize that pain, or eliminate it altogether. The kind of pillow you use, along with what position you sleep in, are likely causes of neck pain

In general, pillows should support the natural curve of your neck, maintaining the position of your neck when standing with good posture.

Cold Weather And Sciatica

Many people we talk to with sciatica swear their pain worsens when the temperatures drop. Are cold weather and sciatica pain just a coincidence or is there solid evidence to support the increased pain? It’s a little of both, but before we get into the reasoning, we want to take a moment to refresh you on what sciatica is.

Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise For Back Pain

The human body is designed to stay in motion, not for long periods of rest – and the same holds true even if you’re suffering from back pain. Remaining active is important for everyone, which is why we prescribe the majority of our patients regular low-impact aerobic exercise for back pain.

Aerobic exercise helps keep the body healthy by increasing your heart rate and improving circulation.

Scary Facts About Poor Posture

With Halloween right around the corner, we thought we’d get into the spirit and spook you with some facts about poor posture. Trust us, the side effects of poor posture aren’t pretty. But before we get into the scary details, let’s cover what proper posture is. 

Proper posture while standing:

  • Stand up straight with your hands at your sides.

Stretching for Back Pain Relief

A daily stretching regimen can be beneficial for nearly everyone. If you’re currently experiencing back pain, or even if you’re not, try incorporating the stretches below into your daily routine. Stretching for back pain relief can be an extremely effective strategy when performed correctly. 

Before you begin, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Always wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement
  • Never try to force your body into a difficult position;

Sciatica: Know the Facts

Millions of people in the United States suffer from Sciatica. Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, and numbness or weakness originating in the lower back to the sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

What surprises most of our patients is that Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis,

Back Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month. Did you know that nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives? Or that lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide? Considering its prevalence, it’s time we start raising back pain awareness.

Who experiences it?

Back pain is experienced by many different types of people,

Fascinating Facts About Your Spine

While the human body as a whole is fascinating, have you ever thought of how amazing your spinal column is? Your spine is able to support your body weight, provide flexibility, and protect your spinal cord. 

We thought it was about time we share with you why we decided to devote our lives to the spinal column.

Stiff Neck

Stiff Neck 

Typically, a sore neck is characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. As if a stiff neck isn’t already just the worst, it may be accompanied by headache, neck pain, shoulder, or arm pain and can cause the individual to turn their entire body when trying to look sideways as opposed to just the neck. 

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