Spinal stenosis is a common condition that often affects those over the age of 50. This condition occurs when the spinal canal begins to narrow. While most don’t feel the canal begin to narrow, they later experience symptoms such as radiating pain, numbness, or weakness. These symptoms begin to arise as the nerves in your spine and your spinal cord become compressed.
Chronic back pain is often the result of your profession. According to one small study, 59% of truck drivers experience low back pain.
So, why do so many truck drivers suffer from chronic pain? Mix long hours in the driver’s seat with a body part designed to be in motion,
Neck pain is a very common type of chronic pain. According to Spine-Health.com, “In the course of 3 months, about 15% of U.S. adults have neck pain that lasts at least one full day.”
One of the most common causes of neck pain is simply looking down too often. We know that might sound absurd because you can’t live your entire life without looking down at all.
The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Not only are you juggling your normal responsibilities, but also all of the responsibilities that come with the holidays like extra baking, more cleaning, and gift shopping.
And those added responsibilities are often accompanied by more stress. Do I have enough time to bake three kinds of cookies and clean the house?
The holidays are upon us. It’s time to welcome cozy nights filled with friends, family, and plenty of joy. What everyone is hoping not to welcome is holiday back pain. When you think about it, the holidays are a prime time for people to experience back pain.
The holidays knock most people out of their daily routine,
No one wants to experience back pain on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is for family, friends, and delicious food. But with all the food that needs to be cooked and people milling about, back pain is a real problem that you may experience.
Thanksgiving may look a little different for some this year. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with only the people in your household,
Did you know? According to a recent study, chronic pain disrupts the sleep of 20% of Americans at least a few nights a week.
The majority of people suffering from chronic pain have trouble either falling asleep or staying asleep. It makes sense; chronic pain makes it difficult to get comfortable and who can regularly fall asleep when they’re experiencing discomfort?
A daily stretching regimen can be beneficial for nearly everyone. Stretching helps to keep your muscles flexible and strong, and ultimately allows them to maintain a full range of motion. Healthy muscles are able to better support your spine and help minimize the risk of back injury.
If you’re currently experiencing back pain,
Those who have experienced lower back pain in their lifetime know how hard it can be to sleep with it. Whether the pain prevents them from falling asleep or wakes them up in the middle of the night, there’s no doubt that lower back pain makes it harder to sleep.
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,