When Pain is Worth a Doctor's Visit

When Pain is Worth a Doctor’s Visit

It can be a panic-inducing scenario: pain in your back, causing you to feel incapacitated – maybe even helpless. The sudden pain came out of nowhere and you’re worried it could be something very serious. Your first reaction might be to panic. Some might jump to conclusions and fear the worst about the pain. However,

Avoid Holiday Back Pain

Avoid Holiday Back Pain

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,

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.

The Benefits of Swimming

The summer heat often tends to keep people indoors with the air conditioning blasting and fans on high cooling them off. While summertime brings longer days, a little more leisure time and often vacations, it can also put a wrench in your usual exercise routine. Walking and running are great cardio workouts, but in the heat,

Foot Orthotics and Lower Back Pain

Would you believe it if we told you that simply using shoe inserts could help alleviate your lower back pain?

It’s time to start believing because foot orthotics and lower back pain have a proven link. Research has shown that foot orthotics (shoe inserts) can help manage lower back pain, depending on the cause of the pain.

Smoking and Back Pain

The news that smoking is bad for you is hardly groundbreaking. Smoking has been linked to serious diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and back pain are also related? That’s right — if you’re a smoker and are experiencing back pain, smoking is probably part of the issue.

Safely Entering a Vehicle With Back Pain

Back pain can make many everyday tasks and activities more difficult, including safely entering a vehicle. While it is impossible to avoid doing many of these tasks, there are often ways to modify the body’s movement to ensure you are experiencing as little discomfort as possible. To safely enter and exit a vehicle while experiencing back pain,

Is Christmas Shopping Causing Your Neck or Back Pain?

We’ve all heard that heavy backpacks can cause serious health problems, but did you know heavy purses can, too? Sure, you may have noticed that after a couple hours of shopping, your purse seems to weigh three times what it did at the beginning of the trip. You probably shrugged it off, thinking it was no big deal.

Remain Pain-Free Over The Holidays

No one wants to experience pain over the holidays. But the truth is that the holidays are the perfect storm for developing back pain. Take the long hours cooking and baking, shopping, traveling, or wrapping presents and compound it by not having enough time to worry about your nutrition, exercise, or sleep.

The result?

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