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,
Welcome to 2022! Now that we’re in the new year, it’s time to make a resolution. But before you decide on what your resolution will be, we want you to consider one thing – your spine health. Why not resolve to improve your spine health in 2022?
In order to accomplish a goal or resolution,
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.
The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for food, family, fun, and gifts! Though gift giving is not the only way to show you care, why not give your friends a healthy gift this year? If you know someone who has been experiencing back pain or would like ideas to help relieve your own 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.
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.
National Stress Awareness Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday in November every year, meaning this year it fell on November 3. This day was created to help people identify and reduce the stress factors in their lives. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2020, 60% of Americans report experiencing a significant amount of daily stress.
Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis are both very common spinal disorders – to the tune of more than 3 million cases of each every year. While these disorders can affect people of all ages, children and adolescents are most susceptible due to their developing spines.
What Is Spondylolysis?
Spondylolysis occurs when there’s a crack or stress fracture in a vertebra.
You may be thinking, “How can motion cause low back pain? Weren’t humans designed to be in motion?” Yes, humans are meant to be active. But like all well-built machines, sometimes normal use leads to wear and tear.
We’re not, by any means, telling you that in order to be free of low back pain you must remain motionless.
What is a healthy weight for your spine? We know there is plenty of information to be found online regarding what a healthy weight is. You’ve probably heard that excess weight can cause certain health issues, but did you know that it can stress your spine?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),