Nighttime back pain is a type of lower back pain that affects a small percentage of people. Nighttime back pain, or nocturnal back pain, occurs when lower back pain doesn’t stop even when a person is lying down. No matter what adjustments a person makes, the pain keeps getting worse. Keep reading to discover the various causes and treatment options for nighttime back pain.
Maintaining proper posture can work wonders both preventing and alleviating back pain. We’ve already covered how to achieve great posture while standing and believe it’s time to cover sitting posture.
The majority of us spend most of our days in the seated position. Whether it’s spent at a desk, at the table,
Have you ever heard of spinal stenosis? If not, it’s about time you learned the basics of this common spine condition that affects an estimated 8-11% of the population. Since most cases are degenerative, individuals over 50 years old have the highest risk of developing the condition.
In short, spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal begins to narrow.
Did you know that neck pain is the third most common type of chronic pain? Over 25% of Americans suffer from this condition and nearly 60% of them don’t tell their physicians about the pain.
One of the most common causes of neck pain is simply looking down too often.
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. Research has found that smoking may be associated with a higher risk of osteoporosis,
June is all about being outdoors, summer fun, and scoliosis. Yes, you read that correctly. Did you know that June is Scoliosis Awareness Month?
Scoliosis is a spinal condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults, but occurs most frequently in children during their last growth spurt before puberty.
It’s estimated that 10,000 Americans develop primary or metastatic spinal cord tumors each year. Treating spinal tumors can vary based on the type of tumor and symptoms experienced. A spinal tumor is defined as a growth that develops inside the spinal canal or inside the bones of the spine. These tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous and are primarily one of two types,
Winter is the season for injuries. Between the slick sidewalks and snow to be shoveled, it’s important to take precautions to help with preventing winter injuries. We urge that everyone consider the following tips. The elderly and those experiencing back pain are certainly more likely to sustain a winter injury, but it’s important information for everyone to know.
In the first two installments of this series, we discussed how to maintain proper office chair posture and creating a healthy workspace. If you missed those entries, we encourage you to read them. In this entry, we will be delving into the various office stretches and exercises you can do to ward off back pain.